Boxing

Athlete APE Index

Athlete APE Index

You may have come across people or seen athletes with SHORT T REX ARMS or unusually long orangutan arms

I was always CURIOUS if certain sports attract athletes with more positive or negative APE Index ideal for the sport or an athlete chooses a specific sport because of their physical body type or probably both.

Let’s talk about APE Index. 

What is the APE index?

APE Index (also known as Gorilla Index or Ape Factor) is an individual’s arm span PROPORTIONAL to their Height.

The APE index gives us precise data on athletes’ reach to their Height.  

Athlete APE Index Calculation

One way to measure if an athlete’s reach is NATURALLY longer or shorter than their Height is through the APE Index.

We can calculate Wingspan to Height Ratio using Athlete’s Wingspan divided by the athlete’s Height.

i.e., Muhammad Ali has a wingspan of 78 inches (6’3 / 198 cm), and Height is 75.2 inches (191cm)

Then 78 inches (198 cm) divided by 75.2 (191 cm) inches gives Muhammad Ali APE Index is 1.037.

We can calculate The Difference between Wingspan and Height using Boxers wingspan divided by athletes Height.

i.e., Muhammad Ali has a wingspan of 78 inches (6’3 or 191 cm) – Height 75.2 inches (198cm), then Muhammad Ali APE Index is +7cm or 2.8 inches.

How Is The Wingspan Measured?

The wingspan is MEASURED with the person’s hands are stretched 90 degrees to the ground, measured from a person’s left fingertip to the right fingertip.

How To Measure APE Index

There are a couple of different ways to measure your APE Index. 

First Method: With help from your training partner, measure your wingspan (steps above) and your Height using a measuring tape. 

You can now calculate your APE Index with the formula. 

APE Index = Your Wingspan / Your Height

And to find the difference between your Wingspan (W) and Height (H): 

Difference Between (W) & (H) = Your Wingspan - Fully Body Height. 

Second Method: Find any VERTICAL SURFACE, i.e., wall or a door, and place your fingertips on the floor and your opposite fingertips upwards to the sky.

As you stand, you can gauge the difference between your wingspan and your body height. 

Positive and Negative APE Index

APE Index of 1 means your wingspan is proportional to your Height. 

If your APE Index is higher than one means you have a positive APE Index, and similarly, if your APE Index is LOWER than one means you have a negative APE Index

The Complication with APE Index

It is worth noting that some athletes naturally have a more EXTENDED shoulder width, and some athletes have NARROW shoulder width. 

This means some athletes may have a longer wingspan than another athlete, but their arms could be shorter than other athletes and vice versa

For example, an exact height and built person is in a deadlift competition and has PRECISELY the same APE index.

The person with long arms with narrow shoulders has a slight advantage over shorter arms with broader shoulders. 

A person with shorter arms with a broader shoulder is at a disadvantage because they have to go through more MOTION in their hip, knees, and spine to do a deadlift. 

Lamar Grant, known as the first person ever to deadlift five times their body weight of 524.5 pounds (238kg) during Flint Olympian Games at bodyweight 128 pounds (56kg), 5 ft 2 in (152 cm), has a very long arm. 

Unfortunately, I could not find the exact measurement of his arm length or APE index, but from a simple eye test, Lamar has EXCEPTIONALLY long arms where his knuckles are nearly toughing his knees whist he does the deadlift. 

The measurement from armpit to finger or knuckles for Boxing & MMA would give more ACCURATE data on the athlete’s arm length; however, wingspan measurement is used widely in all sports. 

What Is Reach Advantage?

In contact sports such as Boxing and MMA, reach Advantage is often the topic that is discussed PRE-FIGHT, the tale of the tape, or during the fight. 

Reach Advantage is how much longer or shorter the athlete/fighter reach is compared to their opponent.

In MMA or Boxing, the long reach is ADVANTAGEOUS because the fighting distance is essential. 

Let’s take a real-life example.

Manny Pacquiao, 5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm), is a few inches shorter than Floyd Mayweather, 5 ft 8 inches (173 cm).

Still, Mayweather was not just able to impose his naturally BIGGER size advantage over Pacquiao.

Mayweather also has a naturally longer reach 72 in (183 cm) APE 1.058 COMPARED to Pacquiao’s naturally average reach of 66 in (166 cm) APE 1.024.

Manny Pacquiao a naturally smaller fighter who had to put stones in his pocket to make the 105 pounds (47.62 kg) limit to be the only boxer in the boxing history to win lineal championships in five weight classes and Octuple Champion.

Now boxing with one of the top pure boxers in Mayweather, who was just as skilled and, to many fans’ dismay, use EFFECTIVE clinches throughout the fight as Pacquiao got closer to close the distance. 

Even though many fans called Mayweather for HUGGING Pacquiao too many times during the fight, clinches are legal in boxing. I digress..

Mayweather was able to effectively use his longer reach advantage to keep Pacquiao at a distance most of the time of the fight.

When Pacquiao {who was 5 inches (13 cm) reach disadvantage} closed the distance Mayweather tie Pacquiao up in a clinch, referee Kenny Bayless would SEPERATE the fighters.

Rinse and repeat.

Then Floyd Mayweather smartly boxed Pacquiao with his long jab to keep him at a distance and clinch Pacquiao as Pacquiao closed the distance, which was very effective throughout the fight.

Some fans argue that Pacquiao fought Mayweather with only one arm as Pacquiao carried out his right shoulder injury after the Mayweather fight.

And Pacquiao was denied the rightsholder treatment prefight while Mayweather took illegal World Anti-Doping Agency banned IV.

However, we can agree that in addition to Floyd Mayweather’s smarts and skills in the ring…

…his reach advantage also played a part in winning the fight, particularly for pure boxers like Floyd Mayweather, longer reach are always an advantage.

Floyd Mayweather has a solid, strong jab to keep guys like Canelo Honest.

With Mayweather, 5 inches (13 cm) reach advantage over Pacquiao, Mayweather’s jab was highly influential during the fight, CONTROL the fighting range, and scored points on the judge’s card.

Sports Where Longer APE Index Is An Advantage  

In almost every type of sports, you can think of long arms are always considered ADVANTAGEOUS, particularly 

Combat Sports: Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Material Arts

Ball Sports: Basketball, Football, Baseball, Volleyball, Cricket, Tennis, Badminton, Water Polo

Swimming

Rock Climbing

Cycling

In combat sports, hypothetically if a fighter were the same Built, Natural Weight, Height, and punches and kicks were of EQUAL power, speed, timing, technique, and mindset.

But the one with significantly longer arms and legs will almost ALWAYS land more strikes

In Martial arts and all the combat sports, we are taught or soon realized the importance of FIGHTING DISTANCE during our sparring. 

You can only throw punches and kicks when you are in the range of an opponent. If you are not in range and throw strikes, you are SIMPLY striking thin AIR

A more extended arm or longer kick fighter will always have an advantage in the fighting distance and deter their opponent with more extended kicks or punches when the opponent is in range. 

The opponent with shorter arms and legs has to NULLIFY their opponent’s reach advantage with more quickness, power, and skills to close the distance to score points on the opponent.

In Ball sports, a more extended arm athlete can generate more centrifugal force, which helps the athlete throw the ball farther away, faster while having a more extended arm reach enables you to catch the ball and defend your opponent. 

Swimmers with longer arms, particularly larger hands, accelerate more distance with each stroke than their counterparts with shorter arms and hands. 

Michael Phelps, 6 ft 4 inches (193cm) with a wingspan of 80 inches (203 cm), has an APE index of 1.052 or +10 cm or 3.937 inches longer as a general human being has an arm span equal to their Height. 

Micheal Phelps and his greater APE Index also have a freakishly long torso, giant palms & feet, short legs, making his body structure designed for swimming. 

It is widely often considered in a climbing COMMUNITY of the Advantage of having a positive APE Index because a person with the same Height but with a positive APE index can reach holds that are further away. 

Most elite climbers most often tend to have positive ape index such as 

Kai Harada 5 ft 6.5 in (169 cm), wingspan 73.6 in (187 cm) APE Index: 1.065; +4.331 inches (11 cm) 

Narasaki 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) wingspan 70.87 in (180 cm) APE Index 1.059 3.973 inches (10 cm) 

Jan Hojer 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) wing span 77.95 in (198 cm) APE Index 1.053; 3.973 inches (10 cm) Tomoa 

Sascha Lehmann 5 ft 4.2 in ( 163 cm) wingspan 67.72 in (172 cm) APE Index 1.055; 3.543 inches (9 cm) among others. 

Long arms are HIGHLY ADVANTAGEOUS in typical athletic sports which require throwing motion such as Shot Put, Discus, Hammer, and Javelin. 

A longer arm allows athletes to make slightly LONGER CONTACT & pick up MORE SPEED with Javelin or throwing ball than the short arms athletes, allowing longer arms athletes more time to transfer energy before the release. 

Ball sports such as Basketball, Volleyball, and Water Polo It is VERY ADVANTAGEOUS to have longer arms that allow athletes to block, defend, intercept the ball with their extended reach. 

The average world-class athletes in these sports are over 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) in Height, also almost always have a positive APE Index.

Jorge Campos is a world-class goalkeeper with only 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) stature; however, there are no data on his exact wingspan. He seems to have a long wingspan for his Height. 

What is a Good Ape Index

Any APE Index above 1 is good. You can find out your APE Index by carrying out your APE Index calculation from the steps shown at the beginning of the article.

Sports Where Shorter Arms Is An Advantage

A more extended arm would mean the LEVERAGE is long in a competition, such as a bench press, handstand doing an iron cross in gymnastics, because weight (your body weight) has to travel further. 

Weightlifting is a perfect example where shorter arms are hugely advantageous.

Your shorter arms would mean your arms has to carry a shorter distance above your head to COMPLETE the lift, and the weight has to travel less distance away from your body’s center of gravity.

Weightlifting athlete’s wingspan is not officially measured or documented; however, it is rare to see weightlifting champions with unusually long arms.

Among many World weightlifting champions, Tian Tao, Simon Martirosyan, Ivan Ivanov, and three times gold medal winner in Olympics in weightlifting Halil Mutlu have relatively short arms compared to their Height. 

Some parts of Gymnastics, such as Pommel Horse, are ideal for a long arm athlete; however, having short arms and fast-moving limbs is advantageous in Iron Cross.

If you have SHORTER LEGS Wrestling, Diving, Gymnastics, Sprinting, Throwing and Boxing, Throwing, Water Polo, Swimming, and Diving is great sports because shorter legs provide a lower, more stable center of GRAVITY and Advantage in quicker REACTION time. 

In almost all combat sports, a more extended arm is hugely advantageous, allowing athletes to hit opponents more efficiently and control the fighting distance.

However, If you have a negative APE Index, but long legs are highly advantageous in TAEKWONDO compared to longer arms. 

In a Taekwondo competition, points are scored predominantly though kicks and punches are rarely used to score (1 point maximum, whereas turning head kicks are worth 4 points). 

Also, punches are often thrown in Taekwondo when an opponent is in close range. Therefore athletes with super long legs and slim body type are advantageous in Taekwondo. 

Concerns With Short APE Index

It is worth mentioning that having a positive APE Index is advantageous in most sports however it should not deter you if you have a negative APE Index. 

Your determination, natural GENETICS, the age you start, coach, and training resources you have all play a vital role in your sports career or sports you want to enjoy.

Let’s pick the sport where the APE index plays a CRUCIAL role. 

Basketball scouts for college or NBA are highly keen on knowing the player’s wingspan measurements, which is a valuable physical trait for both defense and offense.

Don’t be disheartened if you have a short APE Index.

Several players have played in NBA with negative APE Index such as

  • JJ Redick 6 ft 3 in (193 cm), Wingspan 75.2 in (191 cm), APE Index 0.99, and
  • Kevin Willis 7 ft (213 cm) Wingspan 82 in (208 cm) has APE Index of 0.978 

Among other NBA players to have shorter than average NBA players APE Index.

If you are a climber and CONCERNED about your short arms, you’ll have heard about Adam Ondra.

Yes Adam Ondra who has won World Championship and World Cup Series in Lead Climbing as well as BOULDERING.

Adam Ondra 6 ft 1 in (186 cm) wingspan 73.62 in (187 cm)  with an APE Index of only 1.005.

UFC and Boxing are competitive sport and dangerous sports where a longer reach is highly BENEFICIAL as a long arm fighter can control the distance/range to hit an opponent and avoid getting hit. 

There are plenty of boxing champions and hall of fame boxers with negative APE Index.

Boxer Vasyl Lomanchenko 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) with a wingspan of only 65 1/2 in (166 cm), has a negative wingspan of 0.976, was considered for many years the best pound for pound boxer in the world untill his loss with Teofimo Lopez

UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) wingspan 70 in (178 cm), has an APE Index of 1, and rarely comes into the fight with a reach advantage over his opponents.

Following is a shortlist of boxers and UFC champions/legends who all have a negative APE Index:

Max Holloway 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Wingspan 69 in (175 cm) APE Index 0.972 [- 1.97 in (-5cm)]

Cody Garbrandt 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Wingspan 65 1/2 in (166 cm) APE Index 0.976 [-1.57 in (-4 cm)]

Joanna Jedrzejczyk 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Wingspan 65 1/2 in (166 cm) APE Index 0.988 [ -0.79in (-2 cm)]

Rocky Marciano 5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm) Wingspan 68 in (173 cm) APE Index 0.966 [-2.36 in (-6 cm)]

Floyd Patterson 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) Wingspan 71 in (180 cm) APE Index 0.984 [-1.181 in (-3 cm)]

Terry Norris 5 9 1/2 in (177 cm) Wingspan 68 1/2 in (174 cm) APE Index 0.983 [-1.181 in (-3 cm)]

Andre Ward 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) Wingspan 71 in (180 cm) APE Index 0.984 [-1.181 in (-3 cm)]

Julio Cesar Chavez 5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm) Wingspan 66 1/2 in (169 cm) APE Index 0.988 [-0.787 in (-2 cm )]

And last but not least the top 10 boxers in almost every boxing experts list:

Roberto Duran 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Wingspan 66 in (168 cm) APE Index 0.988 [-0.787 in (-2 cm )]

Here is the complete list of the Top 25 Boxers with a Negative APE Index.

Boxers Height And Reach APE Index

Boxers Height And Reach APE Index

Being a boxing fan, I have always been CURIOUS about boxers’ reach according to their Height and its effect on their boxing style.

Some people naturally have a long arm-to-height ratio, which is a massive advantage in a sport like boxing.

This article aims to give you an overview of the World Class Boxers APE index and help you carry out your study on different boxers fighting styles according to their APE Index at a glance.

I have compiled a list of current boxers and hall of fame boxers’ Height and reach in the comparison table.

But before we jump into the table, let’s DISCUSS the calculation of the figures and some necessary observations. 

Boxers APE Index Guide

  • APE Index of 1 means the Boxer’s reach is proportional to their Height.
  • APE Index of less than 1 means the Boxer has a SHORTER reach proportional to their Height.
  • Similarly, if APE Index is more than 1, the Boxer has a LONGER reach proportional to their Height.

I was curious to see how the boxer’s reach AFFECTED their decision to choose their boxing style.

It is widely believed that boxers with a significant reach advantage tend to be out boxers (mainly rely on their longer jab & straights to beat the opponent).

And Boxers with shorter reach tend to be pressure fighters/swarmer, which can be effective in fighting opponents significantly taller with a longer reach. 

Boxer’s Height and Reach were mainly taken from Boxer’s wikipedia page and some from BoxRec

Observation

My observation from this study and watching hours of videos of boxers fighting style has been INSIGHTFUL. 

The boxers with significantly higher API Index (1+) 
Or more extended reach tend to be out-boxer and Boxer-puncher.

In contrast, boxers with exceptionally low API Index (-1) 
Or shorter reach inclines to have a Swarmer and Slugger boxing style.

Boxer-puncher had a significantly longer reach or high API Index i.e

  • Marvelous Marvin Hagler APE Index 1.079 (5.511 in or +14 cm) reach advantage,
  • Sugar Ray Lennard, Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Archie Moore, Terrence Crawford, among others.  

Still, we also have great boxer-puncher such as Jack Dempsey, Ezzard Charles, Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson, Manny Pacquiao, who don’t have a significant reach advantage.

We can see great boxers with a SIGNIFICANT reach advantage, such as Willie Pep, Charley Burley, Larry Homes, Harold Johnson, Floyd Mayweather Jr, George Foreman, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erislandy Lara chose to utilize their longer reach to Out Box, their Opponent.

Not a lot of boxers had an APE index of less than one.

However, boxers with lOW APE Index or shorter reach tend to be pressure fighters such as Jack Dempsey, Mike Tyson, Roberto Durant, Julio Cesar Chavez, Joe Fraizer, Manny Pacquiao, Micky Ward, Gennady Golovkin, Brian Castano utilize their HEAD MOVEMENT and/or raw POWER to OVERWHELM their opponent. 

It is common KNOWLEDGE that the best boxing style is your natural fighting style; however, it is interesting to see how boxers’ reach affected the choice of their boxing style. 

There are also exceptions, for example, Jarmal James, who has a significantly low APE Index of 0.947 or -10 cm reach 6 ft 2 in [188cm] height and 70 in [178 cm] Reach but chooses to be an out boxer. 

It is WORTH mentioning that Jarmal, with 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) Height, is tall, considering the average welterweight he fights at Height is around 5 ft 8 1/2 in (174 cm).

To save you time Please use the control F function or cmd F to find the boxer or compare the boxers. 

Top 25 Boxers With Longest APE Index

No.BoxerHeightWingspan (W)W to H RatioDiff Between W And H
1Sonny Liston6 ft 1 in (185 cm)84 in (213 cm)1.151+11.025 in (+28 cm)
2Harry Wills6 ft 2 in (188 cm)84 in (213 cm)1.1339.843 in (+25 cm)
3Jeff Clark5 ft 11 in (180 cm)79 in (201 cm)1.117+8.268 in (+21 cm)
4Sam langford5 ft 6 1/2 in (169 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.112+7.480 in (+19 cm)
5Dwight Muhammad Qawi5 ft 7 in (170 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.106+7.087 in (+18 cm)
6Jimmy Bivins5 ft 9 in (175 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.103+ 7.087 in (+18 cm)
7Hasim Rahman6 ft 2 1/2 in (189 cm)82 in (208 cm)1.1017.480 in (+19 cm)
8Buster Douglas6 ft 3 1/2 in (192 cm)83 in (211 cm)1.0997.480 in (+19 cm)
9Gorilla Jones5 ft 9 in (175 cm)75 in (191 cm1.09175 in (191 cm
10Charley Burley5 ft 9 in (175 cm)75.2 in (191 cm)1.091+6.300 in (+16 cm)
11Max Baer6 ft 2 1/2 in (189 cm)81 in (206 cm)1.0906.693 in (+17 cm)
12Tommy Burns5 ft 7 in (170 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.088+5.906 in (+15 cm)
13Luis Manuel Rodriguez5 ft 8 in (173 cm)+5.906 in (+15 cm)Ent74 in (188 cm)er your text here…1.087+5.906 in (+15 cm)
14Terence Crawford5 ft 8 in (173 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.087+5.906 in (+15 cm)
15Lou Ambers5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.085+5.512 in (+14 cm)
16George Foreman6 ft 3 in (191 cm)81 in (206 cm)1.079+5.906 in (+15 cm)
17Larry Holmes6 ft 3 in (191 cm)81 in (206 cm)1.0791.079+5.906 in (+15 cm)
18Marvelous Marvin Hagler5 ft 9 1/2 in (177 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.079+5.512 in (+14 cm)
19Tiger Flowers5 ft 10 in (178 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.079+5.512 in (+14 cm)
20David Morrell6 ft 1 in (185 cm)78 1/2 in (199 cm)1.076+5.512 in (+14 cm)
21Lou Brouillard5 ft 7 in (170 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.076+5.118 in (+13 cm)
22Emanuel Navarrete5 ft 7 in (170 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.076+5.118 in (+13 cm)
23Paul Williams6 ft 1 1/2 in (187 cm)79 in (201 cm)1.075+5.512 in (+14 cm)
24Panama Al Brown5 ft 11 in (180 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.072+5.118 in (+13 cm)
25Thomas Hearns6 ft 1 in (185 cm)78 in (198 cm)1.07+5.118 in (+13 cm)

Top 25 Boxers With Shortest APE Index

No.BoxerHeightWingspan (W)W to H RatioDiff Between W And H
1Jarmal James6 ft 2 in (188 cm)70 in (178 cm)0.947-3.937 in (-10 cm)
2Carl Frampton5 ft 5 in (165 cm)62 in (157 cm)0.952-3.150 in (-8 cm)
3Gunboat Smith6 ft 2 in (188 cm)72 in (180 cm)0.957-3.150 in (-8 cm)
4Alejandro Lavorante6 3 1/2 in (192 cm)73 in (185 cm)0.964-2.756 in (-7 cm)
5Michael Carbajal5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)63 in (160 cm)0.964-2.362 in (-6 cm)
6Rocky Marciano5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)68 in (173 cm)0.966-2.362 in (-6 cm)
7Ricky Hatton5 ft 7 in (170 cm)65 in (165 cm)0.971-1.969 in (-5 cm)
8Dmitry Bivol6 ft 0 in (182 cm)70 in (177 cm)0.973-1.969 in (-5 cm)
9Johnny Dundee5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)63 in (160 cm)0.976-1.575 in (-4 cm)
10Vasyl Lomanchenko5 ft 7 in (170 cm)65 1/2 in (166 cm)0.976-1.575 in (-4 cm)
11Johnny Tapia5 ft 6 in (168 cm)65 in (165 cm)0.982-1.181 in (-3 cm)
12Kid Chocolate5 ft 6 in (168 cm)65 in (165 cm)0.982-1.181 in (-3 cm)
13Lake LaMotta5 ft 8 in (173 cm)67 in (170 cm)0.983-1.181 in (-3 cm)
14Terry Norris5 9 1/2 in (177 cm)68 1/2 in (174 cm)0.983-1.181 in (-3 cm)
15Floyd Patterson6 ft 0 in (183 cm)71 in (180 cm)0.984-1.181 in (-3 cm)
16Billy Conn6 ft 1 1/2 in (187 cm)72 1/2 in (184 cm)0.984-1.181 in (-3 cm)
17Andre Ward6 ft 0 in (183 cm)71 in (180 cm)0.984-1.181 in (-3 cm)
18Roberto Duran5 ft 7 in (170 cm)66 in (168 cm)0.988-0.787 in (-2 cm )
19Julio Cesar Chavez5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)66 1/2 in (169 cm)0.988-0.787 in (-2 cm )
20Ken Shiro5 ft 5 in (165 cm)64 in (163 cm)0.988-0.787 in (-2 cm )
21Ike Williams5 ft 9 in (175 cm)68 in (173 cm)0.989-0.787 in (-2 cm )
22Ismael Laguna5 ft 9 in (175 cm)68 in (173 cm)0.989-0.787 in (-2 cm )
23Gennadiy Golovkin5 ft 10 in (179 cm)70 in (178 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
24Josh Taylor5 ft 10 in (178 cm)69 1/2 in (177 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
25Gary Russell Jr.5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)64 in (163 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)

Hall Of Fame Boxers

BoxerHeight (H)Wingspan (W)W to H RatioDiff Between W And H
Muhammad Ali6 ft 3 in (191 cm)78 in (198cm)1.037+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Henry Armstrong5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.024+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Ezzard Charles6 ft (183cm)73 in (185 cm)1.011+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Billy Conn6 ft 1 1/2 in (187 cm)72 1/2 in (184 cm)0.984-1.181 in (-3 cm)
Bob Foster6 ft 3 in (189.5 cm)79 in (200 cm)1.055+4.134 in (+10.5 cm)
Joe Frazier5 ft 11 1/2 in (182 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.016+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Lake LaMotta5 ft 8 in (173 cm)67 in (170 cm)0.983-1.181 in (-3 cm)
Joe Louis6 ft 2 in (188 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.027+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Rocky Marciano5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)68 in (173 cm)0.966-2.362 in (-6 cm)
Carlos Monzon5 ft 11 1/2 in (182 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.060+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Archie Moore5 ft 11 in (180 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.061+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Jose Napoles5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)73 in (183 cm)1.07+4.724 in (+12 cm)
Willie Pep5 ft 5 in (163 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.061+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Sugar Ray Robinson5 ft 11 in (180 cm)72 1/2 in (184 cm)1.022+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Sandy Saddler5 ft 8 1/2 in (174 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.023+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Jersey Joe Walcott6 ft 0 in (183 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.027+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Ike Williams5 ft 9 in (175 cm)68 in (173 cm)0.989-0.787 in (-2 cm )
Gene Fullmer5ft 7 in (170 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.029+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Rocky Graziano5 ft 7 in (170 cm)68 1/2 in (174 cm)1.024+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Beau Jack5 ft 6 in (168 cm)68.5 in (174 cm)1.036+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Sonny Liston6 ft 1 in (185 cm)84 in (213 cm)1.151+28 cm
Ruben Olivaries5 ft 5 in (166 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.024+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Carlos Ortiz5 ft 7 in (170 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.047+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Floyd Patterson6 ft 0 in (183 cm)71 in (180 cm)0.984-1.181 in (-3 cm)
Salvador Sanchez5 ft 7 in (170 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.018+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Dick Tiger5 ft 8 in (173 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.04+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Tony Zale5 ft 9 in (175 cm)69 in (175 cm)10 cm
Alexis Arguello5 ft 10 in (178 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.028+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Nino Benvenuti5 ft 11 in (180 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.061+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Charley Burley5 ft 9 in (175 cm)75.2 in (191 cm)1.091+6.300 in (+16 cm)
Eder Jofre5 ft 4 in (163 cm)66 in (168 cm)1.031+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Ken Norton6 ft 3 in (191 cm)80 in (203 cm)1.063+4.724 in (+12 cm)
Max Schmeling6 ft 1 in (185 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.043+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Gabriel Elorde5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.042+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Marvelous Marvin Hagler5 ft 9 1/2 in (177 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.079+5.512 in (+14 cm)
Harold Johnson5 ft 10 in (178 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.056+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Fritzie Zivic5 ft 10 in (178 cm)75 in (180 cm)1.011+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Joey Maxim6ft 1 in (185 cm)72 1/2 in (184 cm)0.995-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Michael Spinks6 ft 1 in (185 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.043+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Carlos Zarate Serna5 ft 10 in (178 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.028+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Fighting Harada5 ft 3 in (160 cm)64 in (163 cm)1.019+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Bob Montgomery5 ft 7.5 in (171 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.041+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Wilfred Benitez5 ft 10 in (178 cm)70 in (178 cm)10 cm
Joe Brown5 ft 7 1/2 (171 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.012+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Manuel Ortiz5 ft 5 in (165 cm)66 in (168 cm)1.018+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Aaron Pryor5 ft 6 in (168 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.042+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Sugar Ray Leonard5ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.050+3.543 in (+9 cm)
Luis Manuel Rodriguez5 ft 8 in (173 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.087+5.906 in (+15 cm)
Jose Torres5 ft 10 in (178 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.056+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Chalky Wright5 ft 6 1/2 in (169 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.036+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Sammy Angott5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.041+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Miguel Canto5 ft 0 in (152 cm)60 in (152 cm)10 cm
Antonio Cervantes5 ft 9 in (1.75 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.046+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Matthew Saad Muhammad5 ft 11 in (180 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.061+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Jimmy Bivins5 ft 9 in (175 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.103+ 7.087 in (+18 cm)
Lew Jenkins5 ft 8 in (173 cm)68 in (173 cm)10 cm
Eusebio Pedroza5 ft 8 in (173 cm)68 1/2 in (174 cm)1.006+0.394 in (+1 cm)
Vicente Saldivar5 ft 4 in (162 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.049+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Ken Buchanan5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.041+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Jimmy Carter5 ft 6 in (168 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.030+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Bobo Olson5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)70 in (178 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Ismael Laguna5 ft 9 in (175 cm)68 in (173 cm)0.989-0.787 in (-2 cm )
Willie Pastrano5 ft 10 in (178 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.028+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Sugar Ramos5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)64 1/2 in (164 cm)10 cm
Randolph Turpin5ft 9 1/2 in (177 cm)74 1/2 in (189 cm)1.068+4.724 in (+12 cm)
Ingemar Johansson6 ft 0 in (184 cm)72 in (183 cm)0.995-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Fred Apostoli5 ft 9 1/2 in (177 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.006+0.394 in (+1 cm)
George Foreman6 ft 3 in (191 cm)81 in (206 cm)1.079+5.906 in (+15 cm)
Mike McCallum5 ft 11 1/2 in (182 cm)74 1/2 in (189 cm)1.038+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Azumah Nelson5 ft 5 in (165 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.048+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Carlos Palomino5 ft 9 in (177 cm)71 in (181 cm)1.023+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Dwight Muhammad Qawi5 ft 7 in (170 cm)74 in (189 cm)1.106+7.087 in (+18 cm)
Daniel Zaragoza5 ft 7 in (170 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.018+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Duilio Loi5 ft 5 in (164 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.067+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Barry McGuigan5 ft 6 in (168 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.060+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Terry Norris5 9 1/2 in (177 cm)68 1/2 in (174 cm)0.983-1.181 in (-3 cm)
Michael Carbajal5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)63 in (160 cm)0.964-2.362 in (-6 cm)
Humberto Gonzalez5 ft 1 in (155 cm)65 in (165 cm)1.065+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Edwin Rosario5 ft 6 in (168 cm)66 1/2 in (169 cm)1.006+0.394 in (+1 cm)
Roberto Duran5 ft 7 in (170 cm)66 in (168 cm)0.988-0.787 in (-2 cm )
Ricardo Lopez5 ft 5 in (165 cm)65 in (165 cm)10 cm
Pernell Whitaker5 ft 6 in (168 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.042+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Larry Holmes6 ft 3 in (191 cm)81 in (206 cm)1.079+5.906 in (+15 cm)
Eddie Perkins5 ft 5 in (165 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.048+3.150 in (+ 8 cm)
Holman Williams5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.006+0.394 in (+1 cm)
Orlando Canizales5 ft 4 in (163 cm)65 in (163 cm)10 cm
Lennox Lewis6 ft 5 in (196 cm)84 in (213 cm)1.087+6.693 in (+17)
Brian Mitchell5 ft 6 in (168 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.030+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Danny Lopez5 ft 8 1/2 in (174 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.034+2.362 in (+6 cm)
LLoyd Marshall5 ft 10 in (178 cm)74 1/2 in (189 cm)1.062+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Julio Cesar Chavez5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)66 1/2 in (169 cm)0.988-0.787 in (-2 cm )
Kostya Tszyu5 ft 7 in (170 cm)67 in (170 cm)10 cm
Mike Tyson5 ft 10 in (178 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.011+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Thomas Hearns6 ft 1 in (185 cm)78 in (198 cm)1.070+5.118 in (+13 cm)
Mark Johnson5 ft 3 in (160 cm)63 in (160 cm)10 cm
Arturo Gatti5 ft 8 in (173 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.029+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Virgil Hill6 ft 0 1/2 in (184 cm)77 in (196 cm)1.065+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Joe Calzaghe6 ft 0 in (183 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.011+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Oscar De La Hoya5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.034+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Felix Trinidad5 ft 11 in (180 cm)72 1/2 in (184 cm)1.022+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Naseem Hamed5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)64 in (163 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Riddick Bowe6 ft 5 in (196 cm)81 in (206 cm)1.051+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Ray mancini5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)65 in (165 cm)1.006+0.394 in (+1 cm)
Hector Camacho5 ft 6 1/2 in (169 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.036+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Lupe Pintor5 ft 4 in (163 cm)66 in (168 cm)1.031+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Marco Antonio Barrera5 ft 6 in (168 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.060+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Evander Holyfield6 ft 2 1/2 in (189 cm)77 1/2 in (197 cm)1.042+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Johnny Tapia5 ft 6 in (168 cm)65 in (165 cm)0.982-1.181 in (-3 cm)
Vitali Klitschko6 ft 7 in (201 cm)79 in (201 cm)10 cm
Erik Morales5 ft 8 in (173 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.058+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Winky Wright5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.022+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Donald Curry5 ft 9 1/2 in (177 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.034+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Julian Jackson5 ft 11 in (180 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.028+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Buddy McGirt5 ft 6 1/2 in (169 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.053+3.543 in (+9 cm)
Bernard Hopkins6 ft 1 in (185 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.032+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Juan Manuel Marquez5 ft 7 in (170 cm)67 in (170 cm)10 cm
Shane Mosley5 ft 9 in (175 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.017+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Andre Ward6 ft 0 in (183 cm)71 in (180 cm)0.984-1.181 in (-3 cm)
Wladimir Klitschko6 ft 6 in (198 cm)81 in (206 cm)1.04+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Floyd Mayweather Jr.5 ft 8 in (173 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.058+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Manny Pacquiao5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.024+1.574 in (+4 cm )

Women Hall Of Fame Boxers

BoxerHeight (H)Wingspan (W)W to H RatioDiff Between W And H
Jackie Tonawanda5 ft 9 in (175 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.017+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Christy Martin5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)64 in (163 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Laila Ali5 ft 10 in (178 cm)70.5 in (179 cm)1.006+0.394 in (+1 cm)
Ann Wolfe5 ft 9 in (175 cm)71 in (181 cm)1.034+2.362 in (+6 cm)

Old Time Boxing Legends

BoxerHeight (H)Wingspan (W)W to H RatioDiff Between W And H
Abe Attell5 ft 4 in (163 cm)66 in (168 cm)1.031+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Jack Britton5 ft 8 in (173 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.029+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Tony Canzoneri5 ft 4 in (163 cm)65 in (165 cm)1.012+0.787 in (+2 cm)
James J. Corbett6 ft 1 in (185 cm)73 in (185 cm10 cm
Jack Dempsey6 ft 1 in (185 cm)73 in (185 cm)10 cm
George Dixon5 ft 3 1/2 in (161 cm)66 in (168 cm)1.043+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Jim Driscoll5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)66 1/2 in (169 cm)1.030+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Robert Fitzsimmons5 ft 11 1/2 in (182 cm)71 1/2 in (182 cm)10 cm
Joe Gans5 ft 6 1/2 in (169 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.065+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Harry Greb5 ft 8 in (173 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.04+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Peter Jackson6 ft 1 1/2 in (187 cm)77 in (196 cm)1.0478+3.543 in (+9 cm)
James J. Jeffries6 ft 1 1/2 in (187 cm)76 1/2 in (194 cm)1.037+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Jack Johnson6 ft 1/2 in (184 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.022+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Stanley Ketchel5 ft 7 in (170 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.047+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Sam langford5 ft 6 1/2 in (169 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.1127.480 in (+19 cm)
Benny Leonard5 ft 5 in (165 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.061+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Terry McGovern5 ft 3 in (160 cm)65 in (165 cm)1.031+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Barney Ross5 ft 7 in (170 cm)67 in (170 cm)10 cm
Gene Tunney6 ft 0 in (183 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.055+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Mickey Walker5 ft 7 in (170 cm)67 in (170 cm)10 cm
Jimmy Wilde5 ft 2 in (157 cm)66 in (168 cm)1.070+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Georges Carpentier5 ft 11 in (180 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.028+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Kid Chocolate5 ft 6 in (168 cm)65 in (165 cm)0.982-1.181 in (-3 cm)
Johnny Dundee5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)63 in (160 cm)0.976-1.575 in (-4 cm)
Young Griffo5 ft 4 in (163 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.061+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Tommy Loughran5 ft 11 1/2 in (182 cm)73 in (190 cm)1.044+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Kid McCoy5 ft 11 1/2 in (182 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.060+4.331 in (+11 cm)
James Mclarnin5 ft 6 in (163 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.043+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Tommy Ryan5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)70 1/2 in (179 cm)1.047+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Joe Walcott5 ft 1 1/2 in (156 cm)65 in (165 cm)1.058+3.543 in (+9 cm)
Lou Ambers5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.085+5.512 in (+14 cm)
Panama Al Brown5 ft 11 in (180 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.072+5.118 in (+13 cm)
Ted “Kid” Lewis5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.023+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Packey McFarland5 ft 7 in (170 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.029+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Battling Nelson5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)67 1/2 in (172 cm)1.0060.394 in (+1 cm)
Harry Wills6 ft 2 in (188 cm)84 in (213 cm)1.1339.843 in (+25 cm)
Les Darcy5 ft 6 in (168 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.071+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Tiger Flowers5 ft 10 in (178 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.079+5.512 in (+14 cm)
Tommy Gibbons6 ft 0 1/2 in (184 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.022+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Maxie Rosenbloom5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)71 1/2 in (182 cm)1.017+1.181 in (+3 cm)
John Henry Lewis5 ft 11 in (180 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.061+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Jack Sharkey6 ft 0 in (183 cm)72 in (183 cm)10 cm
Pancho Villa5ft 1 in (154 cm)63 in (160 cm)1.039+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Max Baer6 ft 2 1/2 in (189 cm)81 in (206 cm)1.0906.693 in (+17 cm)
Jack Dillon5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)72 in (180 cm)1.053+3.543 in (+9 cm)
Johnny Kilbane5 ft 5 in (165 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.048+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Tommy Burns5 ft 7 in (170 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.088+5.906 in (+15 cm)
Jack Delaney5 ft 11 in (180 cm)73 1/2 in (187 cm)1.039+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Fidel LaBarba5 ft 3 in (160 cm)66 in (168 cm)1.050+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Young Stribling6 ft 1 in (185 cm)74 1/2 in (189 cm)1.022+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Benny Lynch5 ft 4 in (163 cm)65 in (165 cm)1.012+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Sammy Mandell5 ft 6 in (168 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.012+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Sam McVey5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.067+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Freddie Steele5 ft 10 in (178 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.028+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Lew Tendler5 ft 6 in (168 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.060+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Battling Levinskey5 ft 11 in (180)70 in (178 cm)0.989-0.787 in (-2 cm )
Billy Petrolle5 ft 7 in (170 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.047+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Paul Berlenbach5 ft 10 in (178 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.028+1.969 in (+5 cm)
James J. Braddock6 ft 2 in (188 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.016+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Freddie Welsh5 ft 7 in (170 cm)68 1/2 in (174 cm)1.024+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Frankie Genaro5 ft 1 in (155 cm)63 in (160 cm)1.032+1.969 in (+5 cm)
George (Kid) Lavigne5 ft 3 1/2 in (161 cm)67 1/2 in (171 cm)1.062+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Ad Wolgast5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)65 1/2 in (166 cm)1.012+0.787 in (+2 cm)
Midget Wolgast5 ft 3 1/2 in (161 cm)65 1/2 in (166 cm)1.031+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Benny Bass5 ft 1 1/2 in (156 cm)64 in (163 cm)1.045+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Harry Harris5 ft 7.75 (172 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.0060.394 in (+1 cm)
Owen Moran5 ft 3 in (160 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.063+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Christopher Battalino5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)65 in (165 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Kid Kaplan5 ft 2 in (157 cm)62.5 in (159 cm)1.013+0.787 in (+2 cm)
Tom Sharkey5 ft 8 in (173 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.029+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Young Corbett III5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)67 in (170 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Jackie Fields5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.023+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Joe Lynch5 ft 6 in (168 cm)66 in (168 cm)10 cm
Lou Brouillard5 ft 7 in (170 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.076+5.118 in (+13 cm)
Teddy Yarosz5 ft 10 in (178 cm)72 1/2 in (184 cm)1.034+2.362 in (+6 cm)
George Godfrey6 ft 3 in (191 cm)79 1/2 in (202 cm)1.058+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Pedro Montanez5 ft 5 in (165 cm)68 in (170 cm)1.030+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Kid Norfolk5 ft 10 in (178 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.056+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Len Harvey6 ft 0 in (183 cm)73 1/2 in (187 cm)1.022+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Harry Lewis5 ft 7 in (170 cm)67 in (170 cm)10 cm
Gorilla Jones5 ft 9 in (175 cm)75 in (191 cm1.091+5.906 in (+15 cm)
Billy Miske6 ft 0 1/2 in (184 cm)76 in (193 cm)1.049+3.543 in (+9 cm)
Memphis Pal Moore5 ft 5 in (165 cm)66 in (168 cm)1.018+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Dave Shade5 ft 8 in (173 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.040+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Wesley Ramey5 ft 4 in (163 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.043+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Jeff Smith5 ft 8 1/2 in (174 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.034+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Mike O’Dowd5 ft 8 in (173 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.029+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Charles Ledoux5 ft 1/2 in (154 cm)63 in (160 cm)1.039+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Ken Overlin5 ft 9 in (175 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.017+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Petey Sarron5 ft 3 in (160 cm)63 in (160 cm)10 cm
Frank Erne5 ft 6 1/2 in (169 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.024+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Jess Willard6 ft 6 1/2 in (199 cm)83 in (211 cm)1.060+4.331 in (+11 cm)
Baby Arizmendi5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)68 1/2 (174 cm)1.061+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Eugene Criqui5 ft 4 in (163 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.061+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Marcel Thil5 ft 8 in (173 cm)68 1/2 in (174 cm)1.0060.394 in (+1 cm)
Jimmy Slattery5 ft 11 1/2 in (182 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.033+2.362 in (+6 cm)

Current Active Boxers

BoxerHeight (H)Wingspan (W)W to H RatioDiff Between W And H
Anthony Joshua6 ft 6 in (198 cm)82 in (208 cm)1.051+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Tyson Fury6 ft 9 in (206 cm)85 in (216 cm)1.049+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Deontay Wilder6 ft 7 in (201 cm)83 in (211 cm)1.05+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Arsen Goulamirian6 ft 1 in (185 cm)73 1/2 in (187 cm)1.011+0.787 in (+2 cm )
LLunga Makabu6 ft 0 in (183 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.027+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Mairis Briedis6 ft 1 in (186 cm)75 in (191 cm)1.027+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Dmitry Bivol6 ft 0 in (182 cm)70 in (177 cm)0.973-1.969 in (-5 cm)
Jean Pascal5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.022+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Robin Krasniqui6 ft 1 in (186 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.011+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Artur Beterbiev6 ft 0 in (182 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.016+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Canelo Alvarez5 ft 9 in (175 cm)70 1/2 in (179 cm)1.023+1.575 in (+4 cm)
David Morrell6 ft 1 in (185 cm)78 1/2 in (199 cm)1.076+5.512 in (+14 cm)
Caleb Plant6 ft 1 in (185 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.016+1.181 (+3 cm)
Billy Joe Saunders5 ft 11 in (180 cm)71 in (180 cm)10 cm
Ryota Murata6 ft 0 in (182 cm)75 in (190 cm)1.044+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Chris Eubank Jr5 ft 11 in (180 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.028+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Jermall Charlo6 ft 0 in (183 cm)73 1/2 in (187 cm)1.022+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Gennadiy Golovkin5 ft 10 in (179 cm)70 in (178 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Demetrius Andrade6 ft 1 in (185 cm)73 1/2 in (187 cm)1.011+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Jermell Charlo5 ft 11 in (180 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.028+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Erislandy Lara5 ft 9 in (175 cm)75 1/2 in (192 cm)1.097+6.693 in (+17)
Brian Castano5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)76 in (170 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Yordenis Ugas5 ft 9 in (175 cm)69 in (175 cm)10 cm
Jarmal James6 ft 2 in (188 cm)70 in (178 cm)0.947-3.937 in (-10 cm)
Manny Pacquiao5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.024+1.574 in (+4 cm )
Errol Spence Jr.5 ft 9 1/2 in (177 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.034+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Terence Crawford5 ft 8 in (173 cm)74 in (188 cm)1.087+5.906 in (+15 cm)
Josh Taylor5 ft 10 in (178 cm)69 1/2 in (177 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Mario Barrios5 ft 10 in (178 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.011+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Jose Ramirez5 ft 10 in (178 cm)72 1/2 in (184 cm)1.034+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Teofimo Lopez5 ft 8 in (173 cm)68 1/2 in (174 cm)1.006+0.394 in (+1 cm)
Gervonta Davis5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)67 1/2 in (171 cm1.030+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Ronaldo Romero5 ft 8 in (173 cm)68 in (173 cm)10 cm
Ryan Garcia5 ft 10 in (178 cm)70 in (178 cm)10 cm
Devin Haney5 ft 8 in (173 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.040+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Roger Gutierrez5 ft 9 1/2 in (177 cm)69 1/2 in (177 cm)10 cm
Chris Colbert5 ft 8 in (173 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.040+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Oscar Valdez5 ft 6 in (168 cm)66 in (168 cm)10 cm
Jamel Herring5 ft 10 in (178 cm)70 in (178 cm)10 cm
Leo Santa Cruz5 ft 7 1/2 in (171 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.023+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Xu Can5 ft 9 in (175 cm)69 in (175 cm)10 cm
Gary Russell Jr.5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)64 in (163 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Emanuel Navarrete5 ft 7 in (170 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.076+5.118 in (+13 cm)
Murodjon Akhmadaliev5 ft 5 in (166 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.042+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Brandon Figueroa5 ft 8 in (173 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.058+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Ra’eese Aleem5 ft 6 (168 cm)68 1/2 in (174 cm)1.038+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Luis Nery5 ft 5 in (165 cm)66 in (167 cm)1.012+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Stephen Fulton5 ft 6 1/2 (169 cm)70 1/2 in (179 cm)1.059+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Ryosuke Iwasa5 ft 7 in (171 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.053+3.543 in (+9 cm)
Naoya Inoue5 ft 5 in (165 cm)67 in (171 cm)1.036+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Guillermo Rigondeaux5 ft 5 in (165 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.048+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Nordine Oubaali5 ft 3 1/2 in (161 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.056+3.543 in (+9 cm)
Reymart Gaballo5 ft 6 in (168 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.030+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Johnriel Casimero5 ft 4 in (163 cm)64 in (163 cm)10 cm
Roman Gonzalez5 ft 3 in (160 cm)64 in (163 cm)1.019+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Joshua Franco5 ft 5 in (165 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.030+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Juan Francisco Estrada5 ft 4 in (163 cm)66 in (168 cm)1.031+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Jerwin Ancajas5 ft 6 in (168 cm)66 1/2 in (169 cm)1.006+0.394 in (+1 cm)
Kazuto Ioka5 ft 5 in (165 cm)66 1/2 in (169 cm)1.024+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Luis Concepcion5 ft 2 in (157 cm)63 in (160 cm)1.019+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Julio Cesar Martinez5 ft 2 in (157 cm)63 in (160 cm)1.019+1.181 in (+3 cm)
McWilliams Arroyo5 ft 4 in (163 cm)64 in (163 cm)10 cm
Moruti Mthalane5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)66 1/2 in (169 cm)1.018+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Junto Nakatani5 ft 7 in (170 cm)67 in (170 cm)10 cm
Hiroto Kyoguchi5 ft 4 in (163 cm)64 in (163 cm)10 cm
Carlos Canizales5 ft 3 in (160 cm)64 1/2 in (164 cm)1.025+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Ken Shiro5 ft 5 in (165 cm)64 in (163 cm)0.988-0.787 in (-2 cm )
Feliz Alvarado5 ft 4 in (163 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.061+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Vic Saludar5 ft 3 in (160 cm)65 1/2 in (166 cm)1.038+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Wilfredo Mendez5 ft 5 in (165 cm)65 in (165 cm)10 cm
Shakur Stevenson5 ft 8 in (173 cm)68 in (173 cm)10 cm
Daniel Dubois6 ft 5 in (196 cm)78 in (198 cm)1.01+0.787 in (+2 cm )
Carl Frampton5 ft 5 in (165 cm)62 in (157 cm)0.952-3.150 in (-8 cm)
Vasyl Lomanchenko5 ft 7 in (170 cm)65 1/2 in (166 cm)0.976-1.575 in (-4 cm)

Honourable Mentions

BoxerHeight (H)Wingspan (W)W to H RatioDiff Between W And H
Hasim Rahman6 ft 2 1/2 in (189 cm) 182 in (208 cm)1.1017.480 in (+19 cm)
Buster Douglas6 ft 3 1/2 in (192 cm)83 in (211 cm)1.0997.480 in (+19 cm)
Steve Cunningham6 ft 3 in (191 cm)82 in (208 cm)1.0896.693 in (+17 cm)
James Toney5 ft 10 in (178 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.083+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Alejandro Lavorante6 3 1/2 in (192 cm)73 in (185 cm)0.964-2.756 in (-7 cm)
Zora Folley6 ft 1 in (185 cm)77 in (196 cm)1.059+4.330 in (+11 cm)
Gunboat Smith6 ft 2 in (188 cm)72 in (180 cm)0.957-3.150 in (-8 cm)
Diego Corrales5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)73 in (185 cm)1.034+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Ricky Hatton5 ft 7 in (170 cm)65 in (165 cm)0.971-1.969 in (-5 cm)
David Tua5 ft 10 in (178 cm)70 in (178 cm)10 cm
Naseem Hamed5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)64 in (163 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Paul Williams6 ft 1 1/2 in (187 cm)79 in (201 cm)1.075+5.512 in (+14 cm)
Micky Ward5 ft 8 in (173 cm)70 in (178 cm)1.029+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Jeff Clark5 ft 11 in (180 cm)79 in (201 cm)1.117+8.268 in (+21 cm)
Ernesto Marcel5 ft 6 in (168 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.030+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Jackie Paterson5 ft 3 1/2 in (161 cm)63 in (160 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Esteban de Jesus5 ft 4 1/2 in (164 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.037+2.362 in (+6 cm)
Tippy Larkin5 ft 7 in (170 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.059+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Timothy Bradley5 ft 6 in (168 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.042+2.756 in (+7 cm)

Women Active Boxers

BoxerHeight (H)Wingspan (W)W to H RatioDiff Between W And H
Elin Cederroos5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)70 in (178 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Franchon Crews-Dezurn5 ft 8 in (173 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.058+3.937 in (+10 cm)
Elin Cederroos5 ft 10 1/2 in (179 cm)70 in (178 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Claressa Shields5 ft 8 in (173 cm)68 in (173 cm)10 cm
Hanna Gabriel5 ft 7 in (170 cm)68 in (173 cm)1.018+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Jessica McCaskill5 ft 6 in (168 cm)69 in (175 cm)1.042+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Mary McGee5 ft 6 in (168 cm)72 in (183 cm)1.089+5.906 in (+15 cm)
Katie Taylor5 ft 5 in (165 cm)65 in (165 cm)10 cm
Terri Harper5 ft 5 in (165 cm)65 in (165 cm)10 cm
Maiva Hamaduche5 ft 4 in (162 cm)64 in (163 cm)1.006+0.394 in (+1 cm)
Mikaela Mayer5 ft 9 in (175 cm)66 1/2 in (169 cm)0.996-2.362 in (-6 cm)
Amanda Serrano5 ft 5 1/2 in (166 cm)65 1/2 in (166 cm)10 cm
Daniela Romina Bermudez5 ft 5 in (165 cm)67 in (170 cm)1.030+1.969 in (+5 cm)
Miyo Yoshida5 ft 3 1/2 in (161 cm)63 1/2 in (161 cm)10 cm
Lourdes Juarez5 ft 1 1/2 in (156 cm)62 1/2 in (159 cm)1.019+1.181 in (+3 cm)
Yulihan Luna5 ft 0 in (152 cm)71 in (180 cm)1.184+11.025 in (+28 cm)
Ibeth Zamora Silva5 ft 2 in (157 cm)65 in (165 cm)1.051+3.150 in (+8 cm)
Naoko Fujioka5 ft 2 in (157 cm)63 1/2 in (161 cm)1.025+1.575 in (+4 cm)
Anabel Ortiz5 ft 0 in (152 cm)62 1/2 in (159 cm)1.046+2.756 in (+7 cm)
Etsuko Tada5 ft 3 1/2 in (161 cm)63 in (160 cm)0.994-0.394 in (-1 cm)
Louisa Hawton5 ft 0 in (152 cm)62 in (157 cm)1.033+1.969 in (+5 cm)

Word Class Boxers Average Reach For 5 Feet 9 Inches (175 Cm) 

According to AVERAGING out the data from the tables above, the average Boxer’s reach of 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) boxer is 71 in (181 cm), APE Index 1.034 ( +6cm/ 2.36 inches)

Sonny Liston Reach

The Big Bear Sonny Liston has an incredible reach for his 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) height with 84 in (213 cm), which is a 1.151 APE Index.

That is +11.024 inches or 28 cm longer than the average Reach for this frame. Sonny’s long arms played a pivotal role in controlling his Jab range and setting up his right.

Tyson Fury Reach

Tyson Fury’s Reach is 85 inches (216 cm) which is quite long for his already giant stature of 6 ft 9 in (206 cm) or APE Index 1.049.

Tyson Fury has proven with Deontay Wilder’s second fight that he can fight going forwards and a terrific out boxer.

With his ENORMOUS size, Tyson Fury’s Reach is an excellent advantage for Fury to his out boxer fighting style and challenging for other heavyweights to beat him in the foreseeable future

Tyson Fury’s long Jab is his main bread and butter as he almost always comes in the ring with a reach advantage over his opponent.

Tyson said in his autobiography Behind The Mask “The importance of the jab in boxing cannot be overestimated. It’s the solid, straight shot that – if you’re good enough – can almost win you some fights on its own.” 

Corner McGregor Reach

Conor McGregor has a very long reach of 74 inches (188 cm) for his 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) frame. Conor has an Ape Index of 1.074 or 5.118 in (13 cm) LONGER reach for the normal height of his size.

Despite his first professional boxing debut, I was impressed & surprised at how Conor used his long Jab to fight at a distance and use his ATHLETICISM effectively for the first three rounds.

1-25 favorite Floyd Mayweather (who has also had a very long reach himself of 72 in {183 cm} APE Index 1.058) closed the distance (Conor ran out of gas with NO POP on his punch; Floyd walked right through him) and closed the mismatch show.

Muhammad Ali Reach

Cassius Clay’s Reach is 78 in (198 cm), pretty long for his 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) frame. 

With an APE index of 1.037 or +2.756 in (+7 cm) difference between wingspan and height, Ali could EFFECTIVELY CATER to his reach advantage in his fighting style

It does make you WONDER if the great Muhammad Ali would have changed his boxing style if his APE index was below 1.

To become PREDOMINANTLY a boxer-puncher or even a slugger from time to time, crushing right hand and superior head movement instead of an out boxer style. 

Mike Tyson Reach

We have all watched highlights of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Iron Mike Tyson knocking out boxers way TALLER than Mike. 

Iron Mike’s Reach is 71 in (180 cm), short by the heavyweight standard.

If we look at one of the shortest world heavyweight champion Tommy Burns with only 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) but had a long reach advantage of 73 in (185 cm), which is APE Index 1.088; +5.906 in (15 cm), which is a couple of inches more than Mike Tyson. 

It is also worth noting in the 10’s whist, Tommy Burns was an active boxer; boxers were not as big as current heavyweight champion

  • Tyson Fury in 6 ft 9 (206 cm)
  • Deontay Wilder 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
  • Anthony Joshua is 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 

The size of Heavyweights has gotten more prominent with the passing years. 

Lennox Lewis Reach

Lennox Lewis has an INCREDIBLY long reach with 84 in (213 cm) with his tall frame of 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) with an APE Index of 1.87 and +6.693 inches (+17 cm) difference between his wingspan and height. 

Similar to Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis is known for having one of the best jabs in boxing.

Lennox Lewis was able to utilize his LONG Jab exceptionally well and set up more destructive blows. 

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