How tall was Floyd Patterson really?

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  1. West of Hollywood

    West of Hollywood Active Member Full Member

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    For some reason I now want to read Kafka's The Castle.
     
  2. WAR01

    WAR01 In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Okay fellas this is a silly thread but I'll partake Floyd was slightly taller then Tyson in photos I have Tyson was in his words a "A pathetic 5ft10" so 5ft10.5 is my guess or he stands at "A pathetic 5ft10" also.

    Floyd was quite a heavy lean man for his height his frame was not very large see he had a small head an average shoulder width just in gernal a small bone structure aside from his fists.

    Joe Frazier and George foreman in their rematch fought at similar weights but George looks as if he's in a different weight class to Smokin Joe, Frazier had a similar disparity standing next to Ali.
     
  3. Brockton Blockbuster

    Brockton Blockbuster Credit where its due banned Full Member

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    It's almost impossible to determine anybody's real height in a world where almost everyone is lying about their own. I've heard both Tyson and Marciano to be anything from 5'9 to 5'11 3/4 lol
     
  4. mcvey

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    Patterson was measured at the 1952 Olympics at 6 feet even.
     
  5. Joe.Boxer

    Joe.Boxer Chinchecker banned Full Member

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    Even Celebheights isn't always accurate - they have Joe Calzaghe listed at 6' :dunno.

    ...Just wondering, after he lost the title did Patterson ever seriously consider dropping down to light-heavyweight?
     
  6. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    So you are certain Frazier is 6’1”?
     
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  7. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    This makes the most sense.
     
  8. SHADAPBLAD

    SHADAPBLAD Viscous Knockouts Full Member

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    One thing to remember is that Patterson had a bad back - bad enough to give out in fights and require stretching and other precautions between rounds. When strained it could cause a man to stand 1-2 inches shorter than he normally would
     
  9. mcvey

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    I believe this thread is about Floyd Patterson?