Tommy Hearns at MW had bigger arms than Ali

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  1. scarecrow

    scarecrow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Anyone find this weird? Hearns was said to have 15.5" inch arms in the Hagler fight.

    Ali only had 15 inches to his arm.

    Ali had 60+ pounds on Hearns had a higher BF% and wasn't much taller at all. Hearns has got to have the weirdest build I've ever seen. He just defied everything I've ever known physically.
     
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  2. ki_ote

    ki_ote Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I have 18" arms and a little bitty guy like Mayweather would starch me.
    Obviously, that's not a huge concern for anybody.
     
  3. attaboi

    attaboi Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    He was also taller than what he was listed.
     
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  4. Cafe

    Cafe Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Paul Williams, Willie Nelson and Andy Lee at MW also have similar builds.
     
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  5. Mind Reader

    Mind Reader J-U-ICE Full Member

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    Hearns was a freak of nature no doubt.
     
  6. Libertine

    Libertine Active Member Full Member

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    Pretty sure those measurements aren't right
     
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  7. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Hearns also wasnt a puncher as an amateur but Steward helped refine his technique to make him a bomber
     
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  8. ki_ote

    ki_ote Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This. Technique is most important, not arm size.
    Why can some people throw a baseball 90+mph, yet come in all different sizes?

    Technique. Using arms, shoulders, core, and legs at the same time for maximum power.
     
  9. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    You must have a glass jaw then Mayweather couldn't break an egg lol
     
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  10. ki_ote

    ki_ote Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lol. He would only hit me 16 or 17 times before I fell.
     
  11. Mark Adam

    Mark Adam Active Member banned Full Member

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    How big were his arms at welterweight? At welter he was as quick as Ali also!
     
  12. latineg

    latineg user of dude wipes Full Member

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    Don’t let Blizzy see this thread, he will get over excited.
     
  13. Badbot

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    Wasn't Ali just slightly taller? About 2 inches or so?
    Ali himself was not a big puncher, Hearns was.
     
  14. heerko koois

    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    175 hearns could have ko,d heavyweights for sure...
     
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  15. Mark Adam

    Mark Adam Active Member banned Full Member

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    Ali`s arms got bigger when he came back in the 70`s.