Zhang acromegalic?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by freelaw, Sep 23, 2023.

  1. freelaw

    freelaw Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 17, 2007
    I think Zhang might have some mild form of acromegaly or I don't know - something like acromegalic kind of built. He just seems so much bigger than Joyce, despite being the same height - thicker bones, larger frame, so much stronger.

    It was really similar with Hrgovic, he was just able to box better so he survived. It still felt like both of them just couldn't hurt him, looked like teenagers with a man.

    It looks like this kind of built (also Valuev, Mariusz Wach) gives you graet chin.

    I'm not taking anything away from Zhang's victories, as he's also skilled!

    Aby other examples of that built?
  2. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I'm your huckleberry, that's just mah game Full Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    No, he's just a huge guy. Doesn't display any acromegalic traits in his facial features.

    Alexander Ustinov had a similar build.
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  3. MixedMartialLaw

    MixedMartialLaw Pugilistic linguistic Full Member

    Jun 30, 2021
    Nah he doesn't have the facial features that tend to go with Acromegaly. Nikolai Valuev and Primo Carnera both looked like they had acromegaly.
  4. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Shang doesn't and neither did Carnera. That disease stretches your joints until you are in terrible pain by 40 yeas old. Zhang at 40 is the terror the division, and Carnera begain his wrestling career.

    I believe Abe Simon did, though.
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  5. freelaw

    freelaw Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 17, 2007
    Here is some Asian man with it, looks similar enough to Zhang to me.

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    Hm... Even Fury seems a bit like that.

    Technically maybe it's not that they don't stop producing HGH, but they just had a whole lot if produced in adolescence, abnormally.
  6. StiffJab

    StiffJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    Sugar Nikolai could roll off the couch and beat any off the top heavyweight today. Can you imagine Joshua getting bullied by the big fella? It wouldn't be fair.