Provably, demonstrably exaggerated heights

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  1. Moggy94

    Moggy94 Active Member Full Member

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    Listed height and actual height is two different things though
     
  2. Moggy94

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    Hughie Fury once claimed he was taller than Wladimir Klitschko haha
     
  3. Moggy94

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    Next to 6'7-6'8 Wach it's pretty clear that Dillian Whyte isn't 6'4

     
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  4. Moggy94

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    6'6 listed Anthony Joshua next to 6'7 listed Robert Helenius:

     
  5. Moggy94

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    Joshua next to 6'7-6'8 listed Mariusz Wach (Joshua is barefoot though)



    Here's Wilder whose usually listed at 6'7 next to Robert Helenius:



     
  6. Jason Gordon

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    Tyson was listed as 6ft early in his career
     
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  7. Unforgiven

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    I doubt Hagler was ever more than 5'8
     
  8. Unforgiven

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    I'm not convinced Hagler was any taller than Duran. But I'm sure there must be pictures that would decide that one way or the other.

    Hagler looked shorter than Leonard, Mugabi.
    And a lot shorter than Minter.
     
  9. Moggy94

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    Tyson Fury next to 6'9 listed Magic Johnson:



    Fury on his tip toes with UFC fighter Walt Harris whose listed at 6'5 which I believe is an overbilling for him:



    Can't really tell much in this picture but here's Tyson Fury with Rico Verhoeven whose listed at 6'5 which I've never found believable, cool picture though from a few years back of the two best current heavyweights on boxing/kickboxing:

     
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  10. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    An opposite take on the thread - Antonio Margarito looks much taller and heavier in person than he did on television. I'm 6' and 185 lbs and he looked as big as me but with a giant dome. I know getting down to fighting weight is par for the course but he wasn't fat and stayed in fighting shape.

    Also, shook hands with Terry Norris in 2004 and his paws were heavyweight sized.
     
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  11. jabber74

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    Yea I know. Regardless, the video shows the height differential. If Minter was 5' 9", then what was Hagler, 5' 6"?
     
  12. he grant

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    Fury for sure is not 6' 9" .. I have him at 6' 7" or so ...
     
  13. Entaowed

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    Yes Minter might be listed at 5' 10" & is likely really what he is more often listed at if you dig, 5' 9".
    But I am surprised you have never seen Hagler as listed LESS than 5' 10".
    That is the tallest he is listed at anywhere. More often less, & 5' 8" is not at all rare.

    A simple Google search will fine plenty of entries between all of these heights for Hagler.
    After you may see a single unverified 5' 10", most all other heights are less, 5'8"-5'9"-his Wikipedia page is 5'8".

    IF he was over 5'8" it is not much.
    I would be comfy betting my life that without tipping his head up he would be no more than 5'9"-but much more likely not more than 5'8" & change.
     
  14. jabber74

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    All his title defenses on youtube, against Duran, Leonard, Hamsho etc, from back in the day have him at 5' 9 1/2". I'll take that as the right one. I've never seen 5' 8". If you watch the video, Minter is even looking down at him.
     
  15. Claw4075

    Claw4075 Ezzard Charles GOAT Full Member

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    Fury is most likely 6'6½ or 6'7
    Wlad Klitschko is 6'5
    Vitali is 6'6, since he didn't appear much taller than Lewis, who's like 194-195cms tall.

    Usyk is 6'1-6'2 as he appeared a lot shorter than Joshua, who's like 6'5.
     
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