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Obama
11-03-2009, 02:28 AM
10: 7-foot boxers

Posted Nov. 2, 2009 at 12:13am
By Michael Rosenthal


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Gogea Mitu of Romania, who was 7-4, boxed professionally three times in 1935.


A weekly boxing list compiled by Michael Rosenthal. This week: In honor of Nikolai Valuev, here’s a list of 7-footers who boxed professionally. Valuev fights David Haye on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany.

7-4 (224cm): Gogea Mitu, Romania (2-1, 1935) -- Lost to highly regarded African-American heavyweight George Godfrey. One Web site listed him at 7-9.

7-4 (224cm): John Rankin, New Orleans (1-0, 1967) – Fought only once, in his hometown, and won a four-round decision.

7-2 (218cm): Jim Cully, Ireland (1-2, 1942 and 1948) – It’s long man from Tipperary.

7-2 (218cm): Ewart Potgieter, South Africa (11-2-1, 1954-57) -- Fought only journeymen in southern Africa, the UK and the U.S.

7-1 (216cm): Carl Chancellor, El Paso, Texas (4-6-2, 1988-90) -- Once fought at 430 pounds.

7-1 (216cm): Julius Long, Detroit (15-12, 2001-present) – Has lost to some big names, including Ray Austin, Sam Peter and Audley Harrison.

7-1 (216cm): Tom Payne, Napa, Calif. (2-2, 1984-85) – Former NBA player went to prison for multiple rape convictions.

7-0 (213cm): Nikolai Valuev, Russia (50-1, 1993-present) – The greatest 7-foot boxer in history.

7-0 (213cm): Marcellus Brown, Louisville, Ky (26-17-1, 1989-2008) – Has lost to Trevor Berbick, Tommy Morrison and Lamon Brewster.

7-0 (213cm): Luis Alberto Gonzalez, Colombia (NA) – Reportedly fought out of Miami in the mid-1980s.

7-0 (213cm): Gil Anderson, Richmond, Calif. (2-0, 1954) – Fought only his hometown.



Source: http://www.ringtv.com/blog/1273/10_7foot_boxers/

Sweet Pea
11-03-2009, 02:44 PM
I'm short at only 5'7". Fukk me he's HUGE!

ovylord
11-03-2009, 06:47 PM
I guess they are all heavyweights! :))

Obama
11-03-2009, 09:32 PM
I guess they are all heavyweights! :))

A safe bet. Welcome to the forum. (%)

Rawly
11-03-2009, 10:02 PM
Safe to say Valuev is the most successful HW 7 ft or Taller?, and Pea, your a midget man!:))

Obama
11-03-2009, 11:46 PM
Safe to say Valuev is the most successful HW 7 ft or Taller?, and Pea, your a midget man!:))

Indubitably.

And it's likely to remain that way unless NBA Players jump to Boxing.

imported_Nothingman
11-05-2009, 06:54 PM
Jose Santa Camarao was the tallest boxer of his time (30's-40's) with 6'9. Not sure of his reach. And the most amazing thing about it all-he was from Portugal! The country with one of the shortest populations in Europe.

Obama
11-05-2009, 09:15 PM
Jose Santa Camarao was the tallest boxer of his time (30's-40's) with 6'9. Not sure of his reach. And the most amazing thing about it all-he was from Portugal! The country with one of the shortest populations in Europe.

The #1 guy on the list fought in 1935.

http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=58451&cat=boxer

Sweet Pea
11-06-2009, 06:49 AM
Safe to say Valuev is the most successful HW 7 ft or Taller?, and Pea, your a midget man!:))

I'm actually 5'8" but still lol.. :))

Some of the great fighters are my size/shorter than me. Size only matters in one department Rawly, I thought you of all people would know that. (%)

imported_Nothingman
11-06-2009, 01:41 PM
I'm actually 5'8" but still lol.. :))

Some of the great fighters are my size/shorter than me. Size only matters in one department Rawly, I thought you of all people would know that. (%)
Ayub Kalule was 5'8.:)