Joe Frazier's height

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  1. Fhaggis

    Fhaggis Active Member Full Member

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    What height was he?

    went down a bit of a rabbit hole, loads saying he was only 5’9, though officially 5’11/11.5
     
  2. Optimus Grime

    Optimus Grime Member Full Member

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    Well i know its not the greatest indicator but Ali was 6,3 officially, if you take that as fact its very hard to believe Frazier was 5,9 as when they box or stand near each other it doesnt appear Frazier is freakishly shorter. Worth noting that JF would box out of a crouch type stance so that could be an avenue for these rumours ?
     
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  3. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

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    One of the best ever American heavyweights, yet strangely doesn’t seem to get the same amount of kudos as Ali, Tyson etc
     
  4. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Very strong argument that he has the single greatest heavyweight win on his resume as well.
     
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  5. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Not really. Equally there is a strong argument for saying Ali was robbed in that fight.
     
  6. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    How not really?

    Frazier won the first fight and put Ali on his arse along the way, no "strong" argument there.
     
  7. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ali wasn’t fully ready. Many felt he still won anyway.
     
  8. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    You keep telling yourself that buddy
     
  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ali lost more than the fight that night, he lost braincells from all those lefts to the head
     
  10. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

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    Boxing heights are really bizarre, Boxrec really unreliable. You need to stand next to them to have a genuine indicator of their true height.

    You get conspiracy theories about boxers wearing platforms or shoe lifts at face-offs but then in the ring there's still not much difference.
     
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  11. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Many types who f public figures exaggerate their height. It’s almost “normak@ to do so!
     
  12. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    Never heard anyone say Ali was robbed, clear victory for Frazier
     
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  13. lencoreastside

    lencoreastside Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    There’s probably lots of things you didn’t hear. That doesn’t mean someone doesn’t think it though.
     
  14. DavidJames

    DavidJames Active Member Full Member

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    completely agree -- I am a huge fan and he does not get the credit he deserves! what a style -- him v Tyson in their primes would have been amazing
     
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  15. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    Joe Frazier is my no1 heavy ever, loved his attitude and style, but he ain’t getting out the first 2 rounds against the fastest starter ever in Tyson. Them first 2 rounds joe takes to warm up before he starts, Tyson would be all wrong for him imo. Plus Tyson needs a beating to be stopped, joe doesn’t get the chance to smoke imo