Chris Byrd: Tale of the Tape Comparison

A 1992 Olympic silver medalist at 165 lbs, Chris Byrd is attempting to become only the third heavyweight champion to move DOWN in weight and become a light heavyweight titleist, a feat accomplished by Bob Fitzsimmons (1903) and Roy Jones, Jr. (2003). Byrd is the only one of the three who successfully defended his heavyweight title. He is expected to weigh-in 51 pounds LESS than he did in his last fight, against Alexander Povetkin on October 27, 2007..

Heavyweight - Light Heavyweight

Weight: 214 ..... 175
Height: 6’1.5” ..... 6’1.5”
Reach: 74” ..... 74”
Chest (normal): 44.5” ..... 38”
Chest (expanded): 46.5” ..... 42”
Biceps: 16.5” ..... 14”
Forearm: 14.5” ..... 12”
Waist: 35” ..... 30.5”
Thigh: 24.5” ..... 21.5”
Calf: 12” ..... 13.5”
Neck: 18” ..... 16”
Wrist: 7” ..... 7.5”
Fist: 12” ..... 11”

The heavyweight measurements were taken before Chris’ fight against Evander Holyfield in December, 2002.

The light heavyweight measurements were taken before his fight against Shaun George in May, 2008

Promoted by Art Pelullo's Banner Promotions, in association with Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the 10-round Chris Byrd vs. Shaun George light heavyweight bout (175 lbs., no catchweight) will be televised live on ESPN2's Friday Night Fights from the PH Ring at the Cox Pavilion at the Thomas & Mack Center. Remaining tickets, priced at $28, $48 and $78, can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, all UNLV ticket outlets, and at To charge by phone, call (702) 739-FANS. Doors open at 4 p.m. PT with the card's first bout scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. PT.

Article posted on 13.05.2008

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