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PeteLeo
01-18-2008, 04:06 AM
In his most recent bout, Eric "Butterbean" Esch tipped the toledoes at 417 lbs. Does that make him the heaviest person to ever fight as a pro? If not, who was? PeteLeo.

Senya13
01-18-2008, 06:01 AM
Samuel Panetu (http://www.boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=058549&cat=boxer)
1999-03-28 Joe Askew
No scales big enough to weigh Samuel Panetu,Estimated weight 250 Kilos.

Frank Finnegan (http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=037638)
2001-04-24 464 Josh Waters 265

raylawpc
01-22-2008, 07:57 PM
The most combined "tonnage" I've seen live in a fight between "name" fighters was when Humphrey McBride fought Buster Mathis in Oklahoma City back in 1972. They weighed 260 and 280 respectively for a combined weight of 540 lbs.

Earlier in 1972, Humphrey fought an otherwise unknown fighter named Baby Hughie. Humphrey weighed about 280-290 for that one and I know Baby Hughie at least 300 pounds, and probably more.

Humphrey started his career in 1970 at 360 pounds. I think his weight for Mathis was the lowest of his career.

PeteLeo
01-22-2008, 08:03 PM
When Butterbean fought at 417 & 1/2 lbs, last March, his opponent (Joe Siciliano) was 313 & 1/2, for a total of 731 lbs.

Of course, I didn't see that bout.

Thank God.

PeteLeo.

Overhand_Right
01-23-2008, 12:49 PM
Craig Payne v Garing Lane (undercard of Holmes/Ribalta) must be the heaviest ever pair up, surely?

I'd of feared for my life if i were at ringside that night.

PeteLeo
01-24-2008, 03:16 AM
According to BoxRec., Payne was 301 for that fight while Lane weighed a svelte 269, for a "grand" total of 570 pounds, That's still a hundred and sixty-one pounds below the Esch-Siciliano combo. In other words, you would have to add a full middleweight to Payne-Lane to equal things out.

And Butterbean is threatening to have himself rolled into the ring again in March. Five hundred pounds? Anyone want to take that bet? PeteLeo.

Gallicrow
01-24-2008, 07:57 AM
Hi Pete.

Luckily for you the video of Esch vs Siciliano is available on the internet:
http://www.forumeter.com/video/21412/Butterbean-vs-Joe-Siciliano

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/gallicrow/Butterbean_Siciliano.jpg
I thought Butterbean looked in pretty good shape considering he weighed 30 stone and isn't even six feet tall.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/gallicrow/Butterbean_Siciliano3.jpg

PeteLeo
01-24-2008, 01:47 PM
As many better men have pointed out before me, round IS a shape. PeteLeo.

Rafael
01-24-2008, 03:36 PM
Off-topic, but I have a silly question. How come this thread is deemed worthy of residing in this forum while my "Undefeated Amateur Careers" thread was deleted after a couple of days I started it?

Gallicrow
01-24-2008, 04:59 PM
I found a bout to rival the Butterbean vs Siciliano one:

1998-03-26 James Gaines (306 lbs) KO1 Carl Chancellor (424 lbs)
A heartbreaking 1 lb shy of the Butterbean / Siciliano tonnage.

diggity
01-24-2008, 09:00 PM
That last pic is disturbing

Gallicrow
01-24-2008, 09:12 PM
Carl Chancellor stood 7'1", so he probably carried his 424 lbs better than Esch does his 417 lbs. I can't find any record of a heavier professional boxer than Chancellor, though as Pete Leo pointed out, Esch will probably break that record the next time he fights.

Ewart Potgieter, a heavyweight from South Africa who fought in the fifties, was 7' 2" according to boxrec, but he weighed a hundred pounds less than Chancellor or Esch.

Mike DeLisa
01-24-2008, 11:02 PM
This thread and the amateur thread are not supposed to be posted here -- I just havent had a chance to move it -- all SUGGESTED topics for this need to be run through me first in the section above for queries.

Rafael
01-25-2008, 12:15 AM
This thread and the amateur thread are not supposed to be posted here -- I just havent had a chance to move it -- all SUGGESTED topics for this need to be run through me first in the section above for queries.

Thank you. Moving threads to a different section strikes me as a much better solution than just deleting them.

I would also suggest that on that first sticky thread you have in this section, you write "PLEASE READ FIRST BEFORE POSTING," so that people know how this section works. I only found this out after my thread had been deleted.

PeteLeo
01-25-2008, 01:38 AM
I found a bout to rival the Butterbean vs Siciliano one:

1998-03-26 James Gaines (306 lbs) KO1 Carl Chancellor (424 lbs)
A heartbreaking 1 lb shy of the Butterbean / Siciliano tonnage.


One of those two guys shouldn't have trained quite so hard, huh? PeteLeo.

PeteLeo
01-25-2008, 01:42 AM
A question about who was the heaviest boxer ever doesn't belong on the Statistics and Research board? PeteLeo.

Mike DeLisa
01-25-2008, 02:59 AM
Pete -- I set it up so that questions go in one thread, the research results get posted here