How tall is Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield's Height

6ft 1 ¼ (186.1 cm)

American Boxer, former Heavyweight Champion of the World. He has been described various heights between 6ft 1 to 6ft 2.5 through his career, he said himself in 1998 "I'm 6-foot-2. I'm not going to get any taller before June 6 and he's not going to get any shorter".

How tall is Evander Holyfield
5ft 8 Rob and Evander @ Autographica 2013

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Average Guess (66 Votes)
6ft 1.13in (185.7cm)
Gman39 said on 5/Sep/18
Shane, I think those may have been shoe measurements for both men. Therefore a peak Tyson would be 5'10.25 and Holyfield 6'1.25. Then add 1.25 for running/basketball sneakers and you get those magic numbers. Strange that both men's heights were exaggerated to the same degree. And in spite of their reported heights being incorrect, the height difference between the two was correct: 3 inches. For what it is worth I think it is possible Holy was 6'1.5 and Tyson 5'10.5, but that would be the upper limit for a barefoot measurement.
Shane said on 13/Aug/18
Boxing always used to say Holyfield was 6'2 1/2" and Tyson 5'11 1/2". Both were quite obviously either shoe heights or boosted heights by 1 to 1.5 inches.
Bazza said on 27/Jul/18
187 peak bang on 6'1 today
Canson said on 15/Jul/18
@Gman39: he’s not standing with perfect posture with Rob. If you see him next to Tyson he’s a legit 6’1”
Canson said on 12/Jul/18
Legit 6’1” guy
Gman39 said on 10/Jul/18
You're right Big T, there is an old 185cm measurement for Evander. However, I believe he is a solid 6'1.
Gman39 said on 7/Jul/18
Big T: Evander does look exactly 6'1 in the pic with Rob. And I'm not sure if he is standing better or worse than Rob is. If Evander stands at his best in the first half of the day I would expect 186-187cm. I have only seen the 6'1 1/4 amateur measurement for Evander, never 6' 3/4.
Big T said on 3/Jul/18
ok I must admit I was under the impression there was a known amateur measurement of Holyfield at 1/4" under 6'1"...I wasn't aware there was a 6'1 1/4" measurement too. Interesting.
Big T said on 3/Jul/18
I find this a bit of an odd listing even though it's not far off. I mean, the 6'2"+ listings are obviously bogus. The 6'1" and 6' 0.75" listings make good sense and appear to match with reality and the pic with Rob. The picture really doesn't support this "slightly taller than you'd think" listing. Weak 6'1" imo.
Canson said on 9/Jun/18
@Rob: I’ve met Bowe before. You’re absolutely right that he’s 6’4-6’5
C-Mo said on 10/May/18
rob how tall do you think Riddick Bowe is ? is he really 6'5 ?
Editor Rob
Would have thought 6ft 4 to 5 might be possible
Gman said on 1/May/18
There is a picture of Evander and Joseph Parker on Evander's website in the gallery section, shows a height difference of 1.5 to 2 inches in Parker's favor. Supports Rob's listed heights for both guys perfectly.
Canson said on 15/Apr/18
I agree with Rampage. Maybe not quite as high as 187 but 186-186.5 but today he still looks 6’1”. He’s like Mike Tyson. Maybe he’s someone who measured over the mark at a peak and only dips to the mark now. I could believe Tyson still being 5’10 seeing him in person and with Rob. If he’s below it’s maybe 5’9.75 at worst but 5’10 is just as feasible
Gman said on 13/Apr/18
No, no, no - he is a solid 6 foot 1. There is mountains of photographic evidence to support this (always 3+ inches on Tyson, etc). Rob has met him and confirmed his height. Rob's photo shows a 6-1 Evander. Finally, the Celebheights consensus (average guess) is 6'1+. He is 186cm peak and still approximately that height to this day.
Adnan said on 24/Mar/18
184 cm
berta said on 16/Mar/18
rob what is bigger chanse?evander be closer to 187 ore 185?
Editor Rob
I don't think I'd go as tall as 187 for Evander, I think a solid 6ft 1 always seemed a reasonable shout...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/18
Might’ve been 186-187cm peak and between 185-186cm today
Jordan87 said on 12/Feb/18
@ Adnan,

" 6'0".

OK, You either missed the picture with Rob Above ( That's not Good), or you saw the picture with Rob Above and still think he is 6'0 ( That's really not Good lol)
Adnan said on 11/Feb/18
6'0"
Canson said on 29/Dec/17
I think peak is listed today may be flat 6’1.
Jordan87 said on 6/Dec/17
6'1.5" Tops in his prime and that's with Him losing 1/2" which is still a bit doubtful he isn't that old in this picture with Rob. He is a Solid 6'1" Now and one of the Best Heavyweights of all Time considering in his era he was so Undersized , In weight mind you, not so much height but still on the smaller side.
Ricky said on 21/Nov/17
He might have been very close to 6'2" in his prime maybe 6'1.75"

He is 55,and out now not that fit so possibly had lost about half inches.
Editor Rob: I don't think Evander has really lost anything noticeable, a small fraction maybe but he still looks similar to what he did in the 90's.
Canson said on 12/Nov/17
@AR2Ma2: peak could’ve been 186 today with rob 185
Ar2mA2 said on 12/Oct/17
in the photo it looks like a 1.85. I would say 1.86 peak
O.J. said on 16/Sep/17
6'1 peak, possibly 6' today. Holyfield was NEVER 6'2! I'd stake a large sum of money on that.
Canson said on 12/Sep/17
Listing is fair enough. Worst case he's 6'1 flat today. Can't rule out 1/"4 for him at his age
Slim 182 cm said on 31/Jul/17
Tyson definitely needs/needed therapy. Imo they're 3 inches apart, making Holyfield 6'1 flat or Tyson a strong 5'10.
even said on 25/Jul/17
a legitimate 6 foot 1 , modest and beautiful ( to me ) gentleman , i love you champ , i love you . i wish you luck , happiness and prosperity for ever and ever and ever , i hope you never go through anything that dosent put a smile on your face . god bless take care .
berta said on 15/Jul/17
to me this i sthe height arnold was at his peak
Stephen said on 13/Jul/17
Saw ESPN's 30 for 30 'chasing tyson' documentary, he was listed as 6'1 1/4 at the 1984 Olympics. He was 21 then too, so fully grown in height.
Editor Rob: that's what I think he was measured at. It's so specific a figure not to be made up.
Canson said on 11/Jul/17
He's 6'1.

184guy is correct Lewis is pretty much Barkley or Jordan's height 6'4.5ish
even said on 5/Jul/17
a six foot one champ ( 225 pounds )
Nolifts81 said on 2/Jul/17
Ziggy- Do you still sell elevator boots?
184guy said on 1/Jul/17
@Ziggy are you kidding right ? You are undercutting Lennox by at least 2 inches
Reece said on 22/Jun/17
@Ziggy. Lennox Lewis 6-2 1/2? He is not less than 6-4 1/2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/17
Think 6ft1½ peak isn't impossible if he's still 6ft1-6ft1¼ today
Original said on 18/Jun/17
6'1 1/4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jun/17
Lennox Lewis at 6ft2½ is an absolute joke. He was near 6ft5 in his boxing days. Always had 1-2in on legit 6ft3 fighters
Ziggy said on 9/Jun/17
he is more around 6' and then Lennox Lewis is 6'2'1/2
Lucas said on 29/May/17
Rob I believe your brain is shrinking LOL
Editor Rob: we all lose brain cells...you too 👍
World Citizen said on 28/May/17
185 cm looking to the height chart.
shiva 181 cms said on 21/May/17
Rob,what about 6'1.5 peak and 6'1 today
phil said on 20/May/17
he aint no 6'2
berta said on 11/May/17
i think 186 is a very good estimate
Bazza said on 2/May/17
Holyfield fought a genuine 6'3 Larry Holmes in 1992 and looked barely smaller. I think solid 6'2 in his peak but has probably lost close to an inch in the last few years.
James said on 30/Mar/17
Looked 6-2 in his Peak he looked 6-2 with lennox lewis. 6-1 now days.
KH said on 28/Mar/17
If Evander were standing perfectly straight with Rob in that picture he looks to be about 6'1. Probably a weak 6'2 in his prime. Remember he is not a young man anymore and Boxing takes a toll on you. A lot of the guys people said towered over Holyfield were really big guys in the 6'5 range. I just watched the ESPN 30 for 30 about Tyson and Holyfield and he had at least 3 inches on Iron Mike.
bazza said on 27/Mar/17
Evander has certainly lost height here in the pic with Rob from his 90's hey day. He looked a 6'2"er easy when he fought Lennox.

I would say around 6"1 these days is fair.
6'1-6'1.5 Guy said on 24/Mar/17
6'0.5-6'0.75!
John said on 20/Mar/17
Looks like a weak 6'1.
Reece said on 16/Mar/17
Holyfield was 6-2 or close in his Prime but shorter now.
Jordan87 said on 13/Mar/17
Firecracker,

He is 6'1" with Rob in the picture Above. How do you think he was 6'0 in his prime? Him being towered by other boxers of that era show how good of a boxer he was.
Canson said on 5/Mar/17
Agree with Rampage. Peak may have been like steph curry or similar maybe 188-189 out of bed and 186-187 at his lowest today I'd go 187-187.5 out of bed and 185-185.5 solid 6'1" today
firecracker said on 25/Feb/17
real world:Click Here

holyfield was (is) in the 6ft range. Anything over 6'1" is out of real.

you don't know how tall is a legit 6'3"-6'4"-6'5". Holyfield was towered by men of that size.

listed for years 6'2.5"!!!! ahahah. Stop joking.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Feb/17
A fraction over 6ft2 out of bed peak isn't impossible either if he was indeed 6ft1½
Gman said on 16/Feb/17
6'1.25-6'1.5. 6'2" out of bed. Perfect. The 6'2.5" we see most often attributed to him I have always assumed was his measurement in sneakers or his boxing shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Feb/17
6ft1½ peak is fair with 6ft2 maybe an early measurement.
Jalen C Gilmer said on 13/Feb/17
@Danimal maybe 6'1.25-6'1.5 to be fair?
Joe said on 10/Feb/17
On one episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air over 20 years Holyfield was clearly shorter than 6'2 Will Smith...he was never over 6'1 even when he peaked...not sure about his height today probably no taller than 6'
Danimal said on 15/Jan/17
Jalen C Gilmer said on 14/Jan/17
6'2-6'3 in his younger days.

No, he's never been over 6'1".
Jalen C Gilmer said on 14/Jan/17
6'2-6'3 in his younger days.
HarrySach said on 19/Dec/16
Click Here A picture of Larry Holmes, Lennox Lewis and Holyfield
185cmAriel said on 6/Dec/16
i think he is the same height as me now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Nov/16
Peak: 186-187cm
Today: 185-186cm



At worst he's lost a centimetre but even then it's possible he's lost nothing. I will say that he's in better condition physically and mentally then a lot of his contemporaries...
Puma said on 18/Nov/16
Holyfield is 55 years old.Still 186, Rob?
Editor Rob: could be roughly 6ft 1 flat, tough to say if 3-4 years later since I seen him whether he has shrunk a tiny fraction.
Gman said on 12/Nov/16
Follow up: I found a record where Evander is listed as 185cm as an amateur. Now, that could of been a measurement from when he was 18 years old, who knows. I still believe Rob is perfect in his guess of 6'1.25. Rob is very humble about his own height. I watched Rob measure himself as 5'8.5" on youtube. Rob's pic with Evander supports a 6'1"+ Evander Holyfield.
Gman said on 8/Nov/16
Nope. Wrong. He was listed as 6 feet 1 in the L.A. games. In his early career he was listed as 6 feet 1 1/4, just as Rob saw him. Later career listed as 6'2.5". A massive amount of photographic evidence points to 6 feet 1+. He is 6 feet 1 1/4. At least.
firecracker said on 7/Nov/16
he fought as amateur at the olympic games in L.A. 1984. He was 22 at the time, so no more growing. He was listed 6'0.5" (184cm). So holyfield was (is) 6ft-6'1" (183-185cm). Anything over 6'1" (185cm) is a pure fake.
Josh Jeffords said on 9/Oct/16
Good boxer hell of a presenter.
Looked tall I'd buy 6 1 or closer to 2 in shoes.
Borats Chicken said on 5/Oct/16
Rob, since your getting to meet huge boxers like tyson and holmes, you'd think you can meet any nfl players?
Editor Rob: they never did any events in the UK like this, you'd need to be in America to have a chance.
Jordan87 said on 3/Oct/16
Cant be taller than 6'1 with Rob.
Les said on 27/Sep/16
I flew into ATL back in February of this year and as I was leaving the Hartsfield-Jackson terminal, I walked right past Holyfield. Completely surreal experience. An airport employee, who was beside me at the time, confirmed it was him when I asked. Anyway, this was during the evening - around 7:30 PM, I believe - and by that point in the day, at my lowest, I'm somewhere between 5'10 3/4"-7/8". In my estimation, he had a solid couple of inches on me--I was thinking he was around 6'1", so I buy the listed height. Actually, I was surprised he wasn't taller.
Pierre said on 9/Sep/16
Both have about the same posture,Rob 5"8.25' then Evander 6"1' imo with the scale if they have exactly the same shoes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Aug/16
A-B peak isn't impossible. Looked a solid 6ft1½ in his early career. But he may not have lost anything. Still looks a decent 6ft1 w/h Rob.
manny said on 30/Jul/16
Look he was 6'1 186cms I just think when ya ya put on a pair of shoes you will gain a couple of cms Wichita would make him a 6'2 guy like Tyson holyfield struggled with height in the heavyweight division opting for light heavyweight early on in his career maybe he couksve been 188cns but I just don't think so solid 6'1 guy imo
c-mo said on 3/Jun/16
Editor Rob: I still go with around C range

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the C option which Rampage gives is 188cm morning and 186cm night and you say you go with around C range for Holyfield ...sorry Rob but why dont you list him as 187cm then ? ...no disrespect to you but as you said yourself morning height is also a valid measurement so I dont understand why you would list the celebs at their lowest ?
Editor Rob: I feel the 6ft 1 1/4 mark which he has been given in the past seems such a specific mark, that it might have been an actual measurement.
Johno said on 22/May/16
Wakes up at 6'1.5 and goes to sleep at 6'0.75, thus around 6'1-6'1.25.
jajamen said on 20/May/16
Rob, which one could he be in his younger days
6'1.5 or 6'1.25
Editor Rob: I believe the mentione of 1.25 is a strong indication he was that zone...you don't get figures like that unless it is from some form of measurement.
Chocolatey said on 8/May/16
Rob, he looks quite under 6'1 next to you
Editor Rob: he is still about 6ft 1 I think up close
Peter 180cm said on 17/Apr/16
185cm or about 6'1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Mar/16
Rob, which range is most likely is peak?

A) 189cm/187cm
B) 188.5cm/186.5cm
C) 188cm/186cm
D) 187.5cm/185.5cm
Editor Rob: I still go with around C range
iggity said on 22/Feb/16
Rob, how tall do you think his son, Elijah, is? He is listed at 5'11 for football but he seems to be below his fathers eyes.
Editor Rob: maybe that is some older photos? I think he looks 2-3 inches smaller in a few other photos.
Johno said on 18/Feb/16
6'0.75
GenesisU13 said on 12/Feb/16
Hes never been taller than 6'0. Hes always looked shorter than 6'1 Barry Bonds in pictures since the early 90s.
joe joe said on 10/Feb/16
Rob! I love how you heave the height Measure thing on the picture when you run the mouse over it. How accurate is it? It would be great if you could get that on all the pics.
Editor Rob: Since my head is a known size and in most photos close to the other head, it can be a kind of ruler. Only thing is, sometimes if my head was tilted up or down then I'd adjust it a fraction. In some cases I don't think it would be much use, especially if close in height, but it's just another visual reference.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/16
Rob, is it possible he may peaked at 6ft1½?


He could have been measured at 6ft2 in the morning.
Editor Rob: somewhere in 186cm range, I think he could have held his height well by age 50
mrtguy said on 29/Jan/16
I think he was a solid 6'2'' peak.
Chocolatey said on 11/Jan/16
"Problem was, he actually was fairly small in high school. In fact, he said he was only about 5-foot-9 back then before later hitting a growth spurt (he's now around 6-foot-1)."-Evander Holyfield

I guess your right. Is it possible to a late 4 inche growth spurt?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/16
He probably hits at least 6ft2 first thing out of bed
mrtguy said on 1/Jan/16
He's looks taller than alberto in comparison
Moke said on 24/Dec/15
Not 6' but 6'1.
LoganNoll1996 said on 21/Dec/15
How is Rob 5'8" when the top of his head is around the eyebrow level of someone a tad over 6'1"? That's the kind of height difference I would expect from a 5'8" guy and 6'0" guy.
Doug said on 20/Dec/15
He's a weak 6'2 in morning time, maybe 6'1.75.
nathaniel said on 20/Dec/15
claimed to be 188 cm probably 186 cm
TJE said on 18/Dec/15
@Emil 183cm

It's the same stuff people on Justin Bieber, The Rock, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Sly etc. use.
Emil 183 cm said on 1/Dec/15
Pat, whatever you smoked that day, I'd like to try it. Sounds like some good stuff
Pat Sheridan said on 10/Nov/15
Evander Holyfield is no taller than 5 feet 10 inches. I stood beside him in the 80s at the Copacabana in the 80s and he was smaller than me. I am 5 foot 11.
Tunman said on 6/Jul/15
Rob,since he was measured at 6'1 why the .25 here?You said yourself he looked 185-6 so 6'1 flat is perfect
[Editor Rob:
I still think for most of his boxing career he would have been a solid 6ft 1, but I've never seen any measurement of him. Only descriptions of 6ft 1, 1.5 and 2 or 2.5. I think the 1.25 is the best fit.]
Rey said on 22/May/15
Rob, listen to me from time to time...I was saying Holyfield was a weak 6'1". Now it is fact.
I led the charge for Rick Springfield height to be upgraded--boom it's done. I did applaud Welling's....revision....My task will be done when Stallone is brought down to a weak 5'7" or 5'6 1/2 "in bare feet.
Rey said on 15/May/15
Rey says on 7/Feb/15
I say in between 6' and 3/4 "and 6' 1" a very weak six one. He was never six two. I met him two times. Compare him to other six two actors --he falls short.

He is now reporting to be 6'1" with his upcoming charity event boxing w/ Mitt Romney.
The Source said on 18/Apr/15
He is no taller than 6'1" compared to 6'2" Will Smith. Click Here
Art said on 3/Apr/15
No way that he is 6'2. I would say 6'1 at the most. In fact,I'm 5'7,when I stepped next to him , in 2005,he didn't impresive me with his height,but yes his body. Always Evander is in good shape.
Dmeyer said on 27/Mar/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 26/Nov/14
Rob, do you think 188cm out of bed is possible for Holyfield?

Might be how he claimed 6ft2
[Editor Rob: he could be near to that mark, 187-8 zone]
How can he be just 187-8cm morning at 186cm night , so maybe you think he is more. 185cm
[Editor Rob: a few mm loss is possible, 185-6 range, over 187-8 in morning.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/15
@Oh_YEA: He was rounded up to 6ft2 and 6ft2½ for most of his career
james said on 8/Mar/15
He's 6'2 solid
Oh_YEA said on 20/Feb/15
Rampage his first CW title bout he was 6'1 I believe if he was 6ft1½ he would be rounded up to 6ft2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/15
Rob, maybe he was 6ft1½ peak?
Rey said on 7/Feb/15
I say in between 6' and 3/4 "and 6' 1" a very weak six one. He was never six two. I met him two times. Compare him to other six two actors --he falls short.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Nov/14
Rob, do you think 188cm out of bed is possible for Holyfield?

Might be how he claimed 6ft2
[Editor Rob: he could be near to that mark, 187-8 zone]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Oct/14
If he is/was 187cm, then 189cm could be an early morning height
grizz said on 17/Jul/14
Rob, did he lose any height, given his age?
[Editor Rob: I think he's held his height ok by 50, I don't think he's lost anything noticeable.]
mike said on 17/Jun/14
he had almost four inches on Tyson. so 186-187 seems right for Evander. probably 6ft 2 out of bed in his prime don't know why he's listed 189 on other sites.
yout said on 4/Jun/14
i am 5'5 with my shoes off and hair down, with my hair i am 4 inches taller and with shoes 3 inches taller so with that said i am 6 foot with hair and shoes
Steve said on 30/May/14
I'm a big boxing fan, and have seen Evander many times in Las Vegas, both in the ring and as a spectator.My best guestimate is that he's a fraction under 6'2".
Gman said on 6/May/14
Disagree. Lewis may be slightly closer to the camera, even a foot closer would add height. Also, I see 4 inches MAX here. Evander is a strong 6'1" and Lewis is every bit of his reported 6'5".
rockfellas said on 17/Apr/14
Click Here
the legit 6'4.5"(194cm) lennox lewis towers over holyfield. lewis is clearly 4-5 inches taller than holyfield. Same ground, same camera angle, no excuses. stop!
rockfellas said on 17/Apr/14
Junior31 says on 28/Mar/14
He's 6'1 and maybe now an quarter under.

and what i said, loser? i said he was 6ft or a little bit taller, so max max 6'1" to be extra generous. But one thing is sure: he was NOT over 6'1". that's what i said because he has been listed for years with a fake 6'2.5" (189cm). ahahah. so another example of overestimated height. Proven he was max max 6'1", why he has been listed 6'2.5" through all his boxing career? stop overestimating heights, and do not disturb me with your austrian hero, an epic example of overestimated sizes. fanboy.
Junior31 said on 28/Mar/14
rockfellas says on 27/Mar/14
holyfield with 6'3" tony tucker:Click Here
he is clearly 3-4 inches shorter than tucker. So, he is 6ft or a shadow taller. He struggles with 6'1". One thing is sure: He is NOT over 6'1".


Lol so what's up you made a jerk of yourself with weak 5'11 peak Arnold claims and get proven wrong after Monday night raw and now you go to another page with more trolling height downgrades??

Answer me these questions about this photo

Can you see there feet?

Are they at the same angle?

Is there someone closer to the camera?


This is a terrible pic to gauge height. You desperately need to understand how footwear angles and proximity towards the camera interfere with gauging height. C'mon my man cut it out it's getting repetitive.

He's 6'1 and maybe now an quarter under
rockfellas said on 27/Mar/14
holyfield with 6'3" tony tucker:Click Here
he is clearly 3-4 inches shorter than tucker. So, he is 6ft or a shadow taller. He struggles with 6'1". One thing is sure: He is NOT over 6'1".
produce said on 26/Nov/13
IMO 6-2 seems possible if we take the picture
dick dastardly said on 25/Nov/13
holyfield with lewis for their fight held in 1999: Click Here

Lewis is a legit 6'4.25"-6'4.5" (194cm). You can see holyfield is clearly 4 inches shorter than lewis. So holyfield is NOT over 6'1". For sure. He is/was 6ft -6'1" (183-185cm)
Vibram said on 18/Nov/13
I'd say 5" inches taller than rob. 6ft1 on the penny. Maybe 6ft1.5 in his prime during the 1990's. He's 50 in this pic and prob would of lost 1cm from all the weight training he still does. He reminds me of Frank Tenpenny from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/13
Around 186-187cm is right for both Will Smith and Evander Holyfield.
the shredder said on 11/Nov/13
I give Will 186 cm , he looks roughly the same to me and my friend met him and said he is clearly not 6'2 or 6'3
superak said on 8/Nov/13
Rob is at the midpoint of Evanders Nose. I measure from the midpoint of my nose to the top of my head got between 5.25 and 5.5 inches. Holyfield is between 6'1.25" and 6'1.5". He also looks like he is leaning forward a bit.
Lillo thomas said on 5/Nov/13
I would give evander 6'0.5 max based in the pic above .
[Editor Rob: the photo room was big so I saw a lot more guys beside evander...185-6 range is pretty much what he looked.]
Mathew said on 4/Nov/13
Could even be close to 5".
Mathew said on 4/Nov/13
I'd call it a 4.5" difference in the photo.
Mike 181 said on 3/Nov/13
6"3.5 Lennox Lewis?? Are you serious hes 6"5 and Evander 5"11 cmon yo lay off the pipe hes at least 6"1
Jordan said on 3/Nov/13
Top of Rob's head is at Holyfield's eye level. There is a minimum of 4.5 inches after that. He is at least 6'0.5" tall, Likely 6'1. If your seeing just a 4" Im not sure what to tell you.
Ali said on 2/Nov/13
I am seeing 4 inches difference
LG69 said on 1/Nov/13
@otep90, that's more than 3" of difference; it's at least 4.5".
the shredder said on 31/Oct/13
Lol that is not just 3 inches.
Junior31 said on 30/Oct/13
otep90 says on 29/Oct/13
6'1?? maybe no.. he look's 5'11'' (1.80m) because Rob is 5'8'' (1.73m)


Much like on the Floyd mayweather page your comments are absurd. You mean to tell me you see THREE inches between rob and evander?? You need to come on to this website when your not on drugs
George said on 30/Oct/13
186cm tall. Will Smith 187cm. At least. Goodnight
otep90 said on 29/Oct/13
6'1?? maybe no.. he look's 5'11'' (1.80m) because Rob is 5'8'' (1.73m)
Ace said on 25/Oct/13
I always thought he was closer to 6'1. In his fights with both Bowe and Lewis (both around 6'5) they announced him as 6'2, but the difference between him and the two men was clearly more than just three inches.
dick dastardly said on 24/Oct/13
holyfield has been listed for years at 6'2.5" (189cm). Once again a clear overestimated height. As for many celebs. I can not understand why. He was clearly 3-4 inches shorter than legit 6'3.5"-(193-194cm) lennox lewis. Holyfield was a competitor at the olympic games held in LA-1984. He was 22 at the time, so no more growing. He was listed at 6'1" on the official paper. So we can say holyfield was 6ft-6'1", but anything over 6'1" is another fake. For sure.
Lillo thomas. said on 24/Oct/13
Will smith always look a solid 3 inches shorter than legit 6'4 guys and solid 4 inches shorter than legit 6'5 guys . Sorry but no way in hell Will is 6'1.5 tall. Evander look shorter than 6'1 with rob in the pic above .
Mathew said on 23/Oct/13
Alex 6ft 0 1/8 says on 16/Oct/13
Brad, G always claimed 5'8 and he also said that was his morning height but yet still claimed in in pics. Based on that I thought he was more like 5'7.25 evening but once the pics with him and Rob were shown he was 5'6 5/8-5'6 3/4

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Yeah that's kind of what I thought too. G claimed 5'8" was his morning height, so I always figured Rob was a little taller, but I didn't expect him to measure quite as short as 5'6 5/8". I thought he'd be like .75" taller than that.
Original said on 23/Oct/13
Rob, do you really think that Nicolai Valuev is 10" taller than Holyfield?

Possible, minimum 8' inch difference.
[Editor Rob: the guy does have a genuine big head, I think near 7ft is fair]
Brad said on 20/Oct/13
Will Smith is 6' 1.5", he'd be in heeled footwear/Timbs with Holyfield most likely in flat boxing shoes or reg trainers in photos.
Lenad is sexy said on 19/Oct/13
6'1ish. He actually looks taller next to rob than I thought
Mathew said on 18/Oct/13
He was most likely never over this listed height, 6'1.25". The Will Smith thing proves that, Will is 6'1.5" max (many even say 6'1" flat) and looks at least as tall if not slightly taller.
Big T said on 18/Oct/13
He looks somewhere between 6' 1/2" and 6'1" here imo. Rob is basically at eye level and posture is similar, if anything Evander's is better.

I'm really not sure he needs to be listed any higher than the 6'1" I've always had him at. Anyway, another awesome photo and good to see my estimates pretty much confirmed. As with Tyson his height pretty much falls in the middle of the various estimates. Whoda thunk it?
Kyuss said on 17/Oct/13
6-1" prime,now a touch under.
Brad said on 17/Oct/13
G was as measured after hours of snoozing in a Volvo. Sal, don't forget the mustud. Up at 3 P.M. in The Bronx and criss-crossing miles of NYC with his bag of goodies he collapsed to 5' 6.5" by 10 P.M. in shots. Almost 200 pounds. I met most of his scribble set in '83, Fester,Blinky,Sheldon,Wild Wilma or whatever she was called. Like Stern's wack-pack. He fit in with them later. He did it for a living but never disclosed how you could buy from him. Read into that, I did. That's the main why he wanted me off besides the height. Head out window: and more napkins.
the shredder said on 17/Oct/13
brad so do you think Will Smith is 6'1.75?
Brad said on 17/Oct/13
6' 1 and 3/4" prime. Yer right, I hate height liars on 111 celebrities 5' 8" listed but 5' 6.5" reality after 8 and don't be late.
the shredder said on 17/Oct/13
Brad , are you really saying the 5'6 5/8th was G after a nap?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Oct/13
Rob, did he look 186cm in person?
[Editor Rob: well he seemed around 6ft 1, I can believe he got measured at that mark.]
Mike 181 said on 16/Oct/13
Rob what kind of footwear?
[Editor Rob: I had an inch, he had new balance that didn't look much different, so very close]
Mike 181 said on 16/Oct/13
6"1.5
Alex 6ft 0 1/8 said on 16/Oct/13
Brad, G always claimed 5'8 and he also said that was his morning height but yet still claimed in in pics. Based on that I thought he was more like 5'7.25 evening but once the pics with him and Rob were shown he was 5'6 5/8-5'6 3/4
Lillo Thomas said on 16/Oct/13
Brad meeting the G would be funny as hell . The G is a foot shorter than Brad 5'6 vs 6'6 . The ultimate smack down . The fact that Brad was the first one to point out the G height BS claims and Brad is foot taller is like the G worst nighmare .
Mike 181 said on 16/Oct/13
Rob do you think closer to 6"2 in prime?
[Editor Rob: I don't think he's lost more than a tiny amount]
Lorne??? said on 16/Oct/13
Lol Brad, don't worry, Rob has immortalized you, he explicitly said you knew G was sub 5'7, so there ya go!(in the big apple story, I believe...)
the shredder said on 16/Oct/13
Rob has Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson .. at least he still has his ear :) lol.
the shredder said on 16/Oct/13
Brad , you were just a hater that happened to be right.
The Exorcist said on 16/Oct/13
Rob, do you really think that Nicolai Valuev is 10" taller than Holyfield?

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avi said on 15/Oct/13
@viper
nah hes about 6'1 looked it next to 6'1.5ish will smith
JT said on 15/Oct/13
He walked right by me at LAX around 15 years ago on his way to catch a flight to Vegas to fight Mike Tyson (IIRC for the rematch). Rob has it right at 6'1". My brother is 6'0" and Holyfield looked taller.
Brad said on 15/Oct/13
I don't recall the Shred tellin G he was 5' 6.5" in photos. I did. Nobody else did. Guess what? Prooven (sic) correct. Evander isn't in straight up posture.
Viper said on 14/Oct/13
This reminds me of the Tyson photo with Rob
Viper said on 14/Oct/13
Compare this pic with 6'2 Routh. He isnt 6'1
Vibram said on 14/Oct/13
I'd say 185cm / 6ft1 flat is correct. He's not so old that he would of lost any height since his fighting prime in the mid to late 1990's.
the shredder said on 14/Oct/13
Brad says on 14/Oct/13
Car slept for the under 5' 7" figure. Sal, remember the mustud n kat-chup. Archive with side two cut one of the G greatest hits. Maybe a box set soon. Frank2 where are you?

You are so stupid lol.
the shredder said on 14/Oct/13
Great point Lorne ... Rob I respect that you think Will edges him , but I disagree , I think they are both 6'1 guys?
[Editor Rob: at the moment I'd stick with them being within a cm of each other, I do think evander in person isn't short of 6ft 1 ]
Brad said on 14/Oct/13
Car slept for the under 5' 7" figure. Sal, remember the mustud n kat-chup. Archive with side two cut one of the G greatest hits. Maybe a box set soon. Frank2 where are you?
Viper said on 14/Oct/13
No way is he 6'1.25. 6'0 range at best.
Viper said on 14/Oct/13
Will Smith at 6'1 is total BS. He was shorter than 6'0 Isaih Thomas.
Lorne said on 14/Oct/13
@shredder: I understand why people trusted him, I mean why post pics and lie? I just can't believe he would do it, nonchalantly and it went on so long. But I don't mean anything towards you and everyone who may have believed him; I know he wore portmans( in the pic with Portman!) and outside pics are bad anyway. So no offense; it's just a lot different reading the archive material rather than just hearing stories.(like little story in the big apple; hilarious! If Rob didn't have this site, he could write!!!)
[Editor Rob: G still tells people he is 5ft 8, the whole being measured just under 5ft 6.75 has been 'erased' from his memory. The story about him is there so others won't ever forget the truth of his stature!]
Lo sgozzatore said on 13/Oct/13
Rob, you think he's taller, shorter or the same height of Will Smith?
Anyway, he looks about 185 with you, maybe 186...
[Editor Rob: I believe Will edges him out.]
Alex 6ft 0 1/8 said on 13/Oct/13
Eye level is 4.5 inches from top of head. He's at least 6'0.5
Mathew said on 13/Oct/13
Appears about 6'0.5" - 6'1" in the photo and I can buy that he would measure 185 - 186 cm. As listed is fine.
Iillo Thomas said on 13/Oct/13
I trust rob . If rob says evander is 6-1 in person then he is . Pics aren't always very accurate to compare height . In the pic above he look 6-0 with rob.
Iillo Thomas said on 13/Oct/13
Evander is looking 4 inches taller than the rock . No way in hell the difference is 5 inches . He is 6-0 max.
vegas said on 13/Oct/13
Viper says on 13/Oct/13
That is not 5 inches If Rob stands with a bit better posture.

183-184cm at best.
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the shredder said on 13/Oct/13
We bought his 5'8 because his height varied. Yea the few pics that showed him at his real height was rare , it went over are eyes.
jtm said on 13/Oct/13
looks 6'1
the shredder said on 13/Oct/13
No bias , I see him and Will roughly a legit 6'1.
Viper said on 13/Oct/13
That is not 5 inches If Rob stands with a bit better posture.

183-184cm at best.
Bakura said on 12/Oct/13
@Viper- He's leaning just as much as Rob is. Lol, you just desperately need him to be 6' flat to support your ridiculous Tyson 5'9 downgrade.
[Editor Rob: I think he'd measure 6ft 1ish, 186 maybe on the nose. He needs to be 6ft flat to support a short will smith!

that belt is heavy, another guy plonked it on your arm, was like being given a bag of shopping!
]
Lorne said on 12/Oct/13
To be fair, G does say that that he "must have some floor advantage" below, so yeah, he knew he was over 6ft.(but then who knows?) I'm just surprised people bought into his 5'8 nonsense, when Rob measures 5ft8.25 on the stadiometer(Nevermind 2mm) and doesn't even bother with the fraction! If I had gotten a photo someone(like Ludacris) I'd be happy to post proof of stature, much less if I was a contributor!
Alex 6ft 0 1/8 said on 12/Oct/13
6'0.5-6'1 with Rob
Brad said on 12/Oct/13
You mean 5' 6.5"...he's 6 hours out from The Bronx loaded down with boxing gloves & photos and criss-crossing midtown. Evander was a legit 6' 2", near it today.
miko said on 12/Oct/13
If Evander straightens up there he's got a very solid 5' on Rob. He's definitely at least 6'1 and I think he's probably as listed by Rob.
Phantom said on 12/Oct/13
185cm IMO
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 12/Oct/13
looks around 6-1 flat
the shredder said on 12/Oct/13
G's height varied in photos , he did make him look 5'11 yet with Tyson his 5'8 showed , I mean 5'6 3/4.
[Editor Rob: this is one reason I stopped using other contributor's photos - it is impossible to know ground, photographer position/distance, posture and footwear. The only way I can be sure is to be there myself. I've seen many a photo taken with friends and even then there are times the reality can look a bit different to the photograph that comes out the printer.

that was the case with G's - I doubt he really thought Evander was in the 5ft 11-6ft as he said...what he probably remembered was the photo itself, not the actual encounter.]
The Exorcist said on 12/Oct/13
He looks 6'1"
Lorne said on 12/Oct/13
Btw, I like the "Archive Material" below, very interesting to read comments from back then. Everyone really bought the G as 5ft8, huh? And Holyfield described 186cm, got to be spot on!
Lorne said on 12/Oct/13
Wow, you got a photo with Evander! I live in Atl, know a few people who have met him, they typically say 6'1-6'2, though a legit 6'4 I know with poor posture himself said he was shocked that he was nowhere near 6'2.5. Well my dad will like this pic.
the shredder said on 12/Oct/13
Will Smith would look this with Rob.
Brad said on 12/Oct/13
G says: Wait'll you see my proof coming 5' 11"-6'. Another tub of I'm 5' 8" lard....instead of the 5' 6.5" Portman'd clown. Archive Material: bring back more '06 laughter for me.
Viper said on 11/Oct/13
With Rob's lean he certaintly isnt taller than 6'0
Viper said on 11/Oct/13
I give him 6'0
Archive Material said on 22/Sep/13
Anonymous says on 1/Jun/08
When Holyfield fought Bowe for he first time he only weighed 14 stone 9lbs. He was muscular although his legs were not big. I doubt if he could have been all that tall or he would have been heavier. I think he is probably under 6'2''. 6'1'' to 6'1.5'' I'd say. Shows what a great fighter he was in that he was able to fight and beat much bigger men. The heart of a lion.

josh says on 23/May/08
I know boxing and all the time everyone says Evander Holyfield is 6ft2.5
And big george was 6ft4

Jorsalfar says on 20/May/08
He appeared to be 3 to 5 cm shorter than Foreman when they fought in '91. Foreman is listed as 192 cm by most. I've seen Evander listed at 187 cm, that might be it, but I doubt he's shorter than that.

Anonymous says on 10/May/08
Glenn definatly looks taller than 5'8 here. I stood next to Evander and hes ATLEAST 6'2, could be even 6'3!

James says on 16/Apr/08
Hugh I dont think he's taller than 6ft1 if anything he's slightly under just look at him stood next to LL Cool J or Will Smith then you will see what i mean. I would go as far as saying Evander Holyfield is 6ft flat.

Hugh says on 15/Apr/08
He's definately taller than 6ft1.

James says on 15/Apr/08
Viper i think your 6ft3 and Hugh is 6ft2.5 so you two are close in height.

Viper says on 15/Apr/08
I think Hugh would think I was 6-5 If he met me.

James says on 14/Apr/08
Evander Holyfiled 6ft-6ft.05 inches in my opinion becuase he looked a full inch shorter than Will Smith in an epdisode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I think a downgrade to 6ft.05 is in order.

nicole says on 14/Apr/08
So short is he, Trish? That means Evander is under 5ft10inch.Hmm, then Mike Tyson is 5ft 7,5inch. For me is that too low.And then are also a lot of heavyweight boxers small in height????

Trish says on 13/Apr/08
No way is he that tall. I stood next to him at a fight in Vegas in 1988 or 89. I am a female 5'7" in my barefeet....I had on 2-3 inch heals....and I was taller than he was. All men seem to add two inches to their height....in my experience.....and I've been around a long time. He was massive that was for sure.....

James says on 9/Apr/08
Well Hugh he doesn't look it in the picture or next to LL Cool J. Evander is 6ft1 max in my eyes.

Hugh says on 8/Apr/08
188-189cm is what I saw.

James says on 5/Apr/08
BlackRay yeah sure I can clearly see 5.5 inchs between 5ft8 glenn and Holyfield in that picture.

BlackRay says on 4/Apr/08
I would say 187cm for Holyfield.

nicole says on 1/Apr/08
Thought too that Evander is 6ft2inch. He`s very good in shape (build) that makes him look taller maybe.

James says on 28/Mar/08

Hugh says on 24/Mar/08
Evander Holyfield is 6ft2 barefooted.

Hugh in relation to your comments look at the picture with glenn do you see 6 inches between him and Holyfield? (Looks 4 inches to me at the most)

No way in Hell is Evander Holyfield 6ft2 he is maybe 6ft1 on a good day. Your doing it again Hugh saying celebrities who are 6ft to 6ft1 and overestimating thier height and claiming they are 6ft2 or over.

With all due respect I will take back what i have said if you post a picture of you with a celebritiey onto this site since you claim to meet so many?

Better yet if you haven't remember to take a picture next time you meet a star?

Leung says on 27/Mar/08
yeah Derek's right Holyfield and Bonds are the same height in that photo. The only difference between the two is that Holyfield is better looking.

Derek says on 25/Mar/08
I think Holyfield and Bonds are about the same. Both 6'1".

Viper says on 25/Mar/08
It looks like he is a little closer to the camera though.
anonymous says on 25/Mar/08
he looks about 6`1.5-6`2 there viper.

Viper says on 25/Mar/08
Evander with 6-1 Barry Bonds. Click Here

Hugh says on 24/Mar/08
Evander Holyfield is 6ft2 barefooted.

My explanation.
He was in Dublin about a month ago promoting his autobiography. I went into the bookshop. I was wearing dress shoes making me 6ft3. I walked over to Evander. He stood up to shake my hand he was also wearing dress shoes amking him 6ft2.5. As I shook his hand I was looking him right in the eye. There was only half an inch between us. Super Nice guy!

glenn says on 23/Mar/08
yup.a walking tree.

Joe says on 23/Mar/08
lol i thought so! he doesnt really have a personality.

glenn says on 23/Mar/08
a prick.

Joe says on 22/Mar/08
id say 6'1. what was he like glenn? he was on a tv show recently and he seemed like he didnt get the humour

Anonymous says on 7/Mar/08
met him 2 nights ago at an autograph signing, looked a solid 6'1

Anonymous says on 29/Feb/08
I'd say at least 6'1''. When you saw him next to the 6'4'' to 6'5'' Lennox Lewis sometimes he looked dwarfed other times the difference looked about 2 inches. He's a bit like Arnie in that he can look a genuine 6'2'' on occasion but sometimes appears to be lucky to scrape 6 ft.

Anon says on 28/Feb/08
Glenn's closer to the camera, just look how much bigger his head is, and we know Holyfield does NOT have a small head!

Gary says on 28/Feb/08
If they were both barefoot evander looks 5'11
$% MAG says on 23/Feb/08
From my personal experiences that looks like a 5-11 next to a 5-8

glenn says on 3/Feb/08
i mustve had some floor advantage.

tim says on 3/Feb/08
glenn u look 5'10 in this picture

Jason says on 23/Nov/07
Heights are often inflated in boxing, mate. Even the reaches are. You're getting 6'7'' for Wlad because you're comparing him to guys whose heights are padded themselves. I don't know where you're even getting 6'7'' from since he's *billed* more at 6'6''.

Atoadaso says on 22/Nov/07
Wlad is nowhere near 6'5". He was about 1.5" taller than 6'6" billed Ray Austin. He towers over 6'2" guys like Brewster. He was clearly taller than 6'6" McCline. I've followed his career for a long time now and it's clear that he is over 6'6". Go ahead and look at pictures of him in public, or at events as well if you believe he's only 6'5".

I'm 6'5" myself, and I can tell that he does not look only the same height as me. Boxing is near 150 years old, heights aren't inflated in it like they are in UFC. The furthest from the truth you're gonna get is the height of a boxer's sole, supposing he was measured in shoes.

Jason says on 21/Nov/07
Wlad is closer to 6'5'' than 6'7''. Don't believe the boxing heights bs.

Atoadaso says on 20/Nov/07
Yeah, Ibragimov must be struggling with 6'0", really, as I do agree with 6'1" for Holyfield and he was clearly at least 1" taller than Sultan. In february Ibragimov is fighting Wlad for a unification bout. Wlad is 6'7", and I imagine in the presser photo's to come, that he is going to -tower- over Ibragimov by well over 5".

Big T says on 13/Oct/07
Holyfield had 1-2 inches on Ibragimov, who is listed over 6 foot.

Lynn says on 12/Oct/07
I saw 2 pics with Arnold.

In both pics they appeared same height, so about 6'05"....barefoot, before bed...obviously real height!

tomking says on 12/Oct/07
Saw him against tyson in fight two. 6ft1`` is correct.
Hope he wins against s.ibragimov.

Alex says on 9/Oct/07
Not even 6'0 with Glenn. Thats 5'11 next to 5'8.

robbie h says on 8/Oct/07
i agree with matthew, looks under 6ft

Matthew says on 25/Sep/07
he looks 5-10/11 there, max, definately not 6'2.

Lynn says on 25/Aug/07
@6'0'',
you are right.In some pics Evander and Arnold appear the same height.

Viper says on 16/Aug/07
"Holyfield's wax figure at Madame Tussaud's is 6'1.5" - 6'2" tall."

Take those things with a grain of salt.

Jason says on 16/Aug/07
How tall is Rahman? I would think he's gotta be the 6'2''...

6'0'' says on 15/Aug/07
I used to think Holyfield was 6'1'', maybe 6'0.5'', after comparing his height to Tyson's and Toney's. But now I think he's a 6'0''. Tyson is shorter then the 5'10'' I thought he was, and Toney is even shorter then the 5'9'' he claims he is. Toney fought a guy named Doug DeWitt who is 5'9'' tall and Toney looked noticeably shorter then him.

Da Man says on 15/Aug/07
Holyfield's wax figure at Madame Tussaud's is 6'1.5" - 6'2" tall.

Boxingfan says on 10/Aug/07
I believe he's 6'-2"1/2 inches tall. In the book "Facing Tyson:Fifteen Fighters, Fifteen Stories" the author, Ted A. Kluck goes to interview Holyfield and he himself says "I am six feet two inches, and he actually felt a little taller in real life than on tape."
Archive Material said on 22/Sep/13
Blackmax says on 25/Jun/07
What are you talking Hannah, Evander and Will Smith were the same height in the episode you are speaking of. They stood eyeball to eyeball.

hannah says on 28/May/07
On The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air in 1990 Evander was easily 3" shorter than Will Smith. Only looks 5'11" maybe 6'0" next to Glenn.

Kyle says on 25/May/07
I think he's about 6'1 and a quarter - the same height they listed him as in his first fight against Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Bobbe says on 7/May/07
Evander is for sure 188-189 cm. When he fought last month he was taller than the 188 cm opponent. I think he is in the 189 range. Why would he lie? If i were 160 cm and the heavyweight champ i would have been very proud of being the champ. And very famous for being so small. I dont think athelets is lying about thier heights. Why should they?

Randy says on 29/Mar/07
Holyfield is leaning his head in the pic, so it's not a real good pic to judge his height from. I say if he was standing straight up the difference would be 5 inches of very close to it.

Jake W. says on 24/Jan/07
Looks no more than 6'0" w/ Glenn.

Daman says on 22/Jan/07
Holyfield's wax figure is 6'2", does that count?

Jason says on 12/Dec/06
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Toney said himself he's 5'9'' as referenced there. He looks that at best.

Jason says on 12/Dec/06
Do you follow boxing? James Toney would be lucky if he's 5'9''.

Jason says on 12/Dec/06
Yeah, I would estimate 6'0 1/2'' actually, though could feasibly be 5'11 1/2''-6'0'' I guess.

Glenn says on 11/Dec/06
He is at least 6ftish.

Jason says on 11/Dec/06
I've seen 6'2 1/2'' for him as well. He's clearly nowhere even close, though. Boxing can be as bad as wrestling sometimes.

Gramps says on 10/Dec/06
Rob, I'm not disputing his actual height back then, but when I watched his fights live at the time, he was billed as 6'2-1/2", never under 6'2".

Gramps says on 10/Dec/06
Don't know what Holyfield is these days but during the first half of his career at least he was billed as 6'2-1/2".

[Editor Rob: In 1985 really is 6ft 1 in the media circles...a few 6ft 1.5 and 1.25's jump up in 1986...

Frazier for instance was being given "Frazier stands only 5-foot-ll 1/2 and weighs about 205" in a 1968 edition of European Stars and Stripes. If he was...he's lost 3 inches in height by now.]

Glenn says on 8/Dec/06
5-8? Whats his supposed height Rob? He seemed 5-11,6ft to me in cowboy boots.5-9,5-10 in 1992.

[Editor Rob: billed at 5ft 11 in his day, obviously he's lost some height, possibly 2 inches since 80's.]

Editor Rob says on 7/Dec/06
I was doing a bit of research and saw in 1986-87 Holyfield regularly described 6ft 1, even one newspaper saying "same 6-foot-1 1/4 frame". That must have come from Holyfield, who then went on to give himself at least 1 extra inch...hmm

Similarly Tyson at 1987 does have some 5ft 9 descriptions, he was supposedly 5ft 8 and 210lbs at age 13. Maybe tyson measured in shoes...

Speaking of boxers, one I did see this year was Joe Frazier...at a shocking 5ft 8.

Mike says on 4/Dec/06
Dammit Glenn why did u borrow Sly's lifts for this picture with Holyfield??? JK, Wow i thought Holyfield was a solid 6'1, i think he might just be 6 even after looking at the Glenn pic, but Anonymous did have a point Holyfield was smaller then Lennox Lewis but he didnt look 5 inches shorter then him, and Holyfield was def taller then Mike Tyson by a few inches

Viper652 says on 1/Dec/06
Though, I do remember a picture of Evander on Ray Lewis's website where Evander was taller than Ray. And Ray is between 6-0 and 6-1. I think it was Evander and Ray, dame shame its not on there anymore.

Glenn says on 30/Nov/06
Thank you Viper.

Viper652 says on 30/Nov/06
Glenn is right. Hes between 5-11 and 6-0 in reality.

Glenn says on 24/Nov/06
Wait till you see my proof pic coming any moment now.5-11,6ft.

Mikex. says on 23/Nov/06
If he's not taller than 6ft it just shows what a great fighter he was really was. His natural weight was only about 195 lbs yet he mixed it up with guys who were 6'5'' and 230 lbs. Holyfield can look 6 ft at times but at others looks a genuine 6'2''. Hard to tell.

Anonymous says on 14/Nov/06
When he though Lennox Lewis who was given at 6'5'' or a little under during his career Holyfield was smaller but wasn't dwarfed. About 3 inches difference I think.

Viper652 says on 10/Nov/06
I read a Holyfield sighting once where they said they were really surprised at how short Holyfield looked. He might be under 6-0 actually.

LuckyLuciano says on 31/Oct/06
My old UPS man lives around the corner from him in GA and says is barely 6 feet. He looks very slender in some pics and the one with the model shows him wearing "cheaters" a cosmetically thin and flat apparent sole with a cosmetically hidden but texturally discernable heel cup. Look closely at them!

TNTinCA says on 31/Oct/06
Isn't Toney 5'9", not 5'10"? I thought that's how he was billed.

J-Sinn says on 31/Oct/06
I've met him about 3 years ago at a boxing match at Legends Casino, he looks about 6'2 with those dress shoes he was wearing, we were the exact same height. I was measured without shoes at 6'1 and I was wearing some air force ones with about an inch of height given. I'd say 6'1 without shoes.

Derek says on 30/Oct/06
CoolJ, Evander only looks 6'1" with Toney. He still goes past Evander's eyes.

boxing4life says on 26/Oct/06
only the Tysonites will say he's 6'0".

6'2" I'm thinking.

Anonymous says on 25/Oct/06
Most likely 6' barefoot and 6'1 in normal dress shoes, 6'2 in boots!

Derek says on 24/Oct/06
I saw his fights with Tyson and he didn't dwarf him. I can't see Evander at anything over 6'1".

Jake W. says on 23/Oct/06
I've seen him listed at 6'2" a lot, occasionally billed to 6'3". He does seem 6'1"/6'2" a lot but 6' is possible I suppose...

Anonymous says on 23/Oct/06
A friend of mine(183-184 cm)met him and was an inch taller than him.
so 186-187 cm seems about right.

NOITALL says on 23/Oct/06
I WORKED FOR HI HE'S 6'3''

Viper652 says on 21/Oct/06
I said he was no taller than 6-0 last year.

Jason says on 21/Oct/06
He can appear a solid 6'1'' in plus sized footware. He is more like 6'0'' like Glenn said, though. The best guy to compare him to (besides Glenn if he posts his Evander pic) is Mike Tyson. Plenty of pics and footage of them together, and we know Mike is no taller than 5'10''.

Mikex says on 21/Oct/06
I'm glad you've added this guy. He was supposed to be very small for a modern day heavyweight. I think in the early part of his career he wasn't billed as being 6'2'' but an inch or two less. But he's a bit like Big Arnie in that he sometimes looks surpisingly tall in photos and on TV. I really don't know on this guy. He can't be under 6ft but I don't know if he's taller.

Anshelm says on 21/Oct/06
I've seen 186 cm for him in some newspaper articles.

Glenn says on 20/Oct/06
Yes.I have photo with.6ft,looking even smaller in my photo.

Jason says on 20/Oct/06
Closer to 6'0''.
cookie727 said on 1/Sep/12
I met him wearing heels that made me 5'6" and he was about two inches taller than me but still looked a little short.
c-mo said on 26/Aug/12
rob where is the picture ?
[Editor Rob: it's showing now]
MD said on 14/Aug/12
Maybe it's his proportions, but by himself, he can look quite average in height. But, when he's with someone of even just average height, you can tell he's noticeably below average.

What I feel pretty comfortable saying is that there is no way he's over 5'7".
oneguy said on 13/Aug/12
Looks kinda 5'6ish and 5'5''ish doesn't he?
Hugh 190cm said on 18/Jun/09
Holyfeild is 6ft1-6ft1.5.
Big T said on 11/Apr/09
It honestly seems as though Glenn is standing on a ledge here or something. Now that we know Glenn's measured height, Holyfield seriously looks 5'10" here. Having seen him compared to other boxers, I think he is at least 6'. I guess it must be a combination of weird posture and Glenn closer to the camera.
frank said on 29/Jan/09
His height is about 6 foot 2 according to a pre fight boxing measurement against Tyson. Biceps size measured 17 inches.
Produce said on 23/Dec/08
After seeing Holyfield against Valuev, I think he ist taller than 6-1. I would go with 6-2, as he said.
Lenad said on 2/Dec/08
6'2 is laughable. Hes at best 5'11. He looks 181cm at most with Glenn.
Big T said on 19/Nov/08
Actually, I'm starting to think the Eastern European boxers overlist themselves worse than Americans...Ruslan Chagaev is listed 6'1" but looks more 5'10" or 5'11"...look at this pic of him with 6'2" Rob Calloway Click Here
Big T said on 19/Nov/08
Holyfield seems to be able to look weirdly tall at pre-fight weigh-ins/press conferences. First he managed to look near 6'4" next to 6'2" listed Ibragimov, and now he managed to look AT LEAST 6'4" next to 7' listed Valuev. It was amazing how small the difference with Valuev looked when they were posing together.

In reality I think Ibragimov is badly overlisted and really a flat 6" at best, Holyfield is a strong 6'1", and Valuev might be a weak 6'11"? I can only guess that Valuev is good at subtly relaxing his posture so he can drop to 6'7"ish without obviously bending at the knees etc.
Lenad said on 28/Sep/08
Claims to be 6'2 but the truth is that he's lucky if he scrapes 6'1. I wonder who measured him at 6'2? Daffy duck?
Anonymous said on 12/Sep/08
Just watched his cameo on 'Fresh Prince'. He looked about 0.5" - 1" shorter than Will 'wanabe solid 6' 2"' Smith. As Will is 6' 1.5", that would make Evander 6' 0.5" - 6' 1".
random man said on 11/Sep/08
dude no way holyfield is like 5"11 at best take a look ay him here with 5"8 james toney Click Here
Reliable said on 21/Aug/08
Evander Holyfield is 6ft 2.5 inches.
This is is correct height
Anonymous said on 1/Jun/08
When Holyfield fought Bowe for he first time he only weighed 14 stone 9lbs. He was muscular although his legs were not big. I doubt if he could have been all that tall or he would have been heavier. I think he is probably under 6'2''. 6'1'' to 6'1.5'' I'd say. Shows what a great fighter he was in that he was able to fight and beat much bigger men. The heart of a lion.
josh said on 23/May/08
I know boxing and all the time everyone says Evander Holyfield is 6ft2.5
And big george was 6ft4
Jorsalfar said on 20/May/08
He appeared to be 3 to 5 cm shorter than Foreman when they fought in '91. Foreman is listed as 192 cm by most. I've seen Evander listed at 187 cm, that might be it, but I doubt he's shorter than that.
Anonymous said on 10/May/08
Glenn definatly looks taller than 5'8 here. I stood next to Evander and hes ATLEAST 6'2, could be even 6'3!
Hugh said on 15/Apr/08
He's definately taller than 6ft1.
Viper said on 15/Apr/08
I think Hugh would think I was 6-5 If he met me.
nicole said on 14/Apr/08
So short is he, Trish? That means Evander is under 5ft10inch.Hmm, then Mike Tyson is 5ft 7,5inch. For me is that too low.And then are also a lot of heavyweight boxers small in height????
Trish said on 13/Apr/08
No way is he that tall. I stood next to him at a fight in Vegas in 1988 or 89. I am a female 5'7" in my barefeet....I had on 2-3 inch heals....and I was taller than he was. All men seem to add two inches to their height....in my experience.....and I've been around a long time. He was massive that was for sure.....
Hugh said on 8/Apr/08
188-189cm is what I saw.
BlackRay said on 4/Apr/08
I would say 187cm for Holyfield.
nicole said on 1/Apr/08
Thought too that Evander is 6ft2inch. He`s very good in shape (build) that makes him look taller maybe.
Leung said on 27/Mar/08
yeah Derek's right Holyfield and Bonds are the same height in that photo. The only difference between the two is that Holyfield is better looking.
Derek said on 25/Mar/08
I think Holyfield and Bonds are about the same. Both 6'1".
Viper said on 25/Mar/08
It looks like he is a little closer to the camera though.
anonymous said on 25/Mar/08
he looks about 6`1.5-6`2 there viper.
Viper said on 25/Mar/08
Evander with 6-1 Barry Bonds. Click Here
Hugh said on 24/Mar/08
Evander Holyfield is 6ft2 barefooted.

My explanation.
He was in Dublin about a month ago promoting his autobiography. I went into the bookshop. I was wearing dress shoes making me 6ft3. I walked over to Evander. He stood up to shake my hand he was also wearing dress shoes amking him 6ft2.5. As I shook his hand I was looking him right in the eye. There was only half an inch between us. Super Nice guy!
glenn said on 23/Mar/08
yup.a walking tree.
Joe said on 23/Mar/08
lol i thought so! he doesnt really have a personality.
glenn said on 23/Mar/08
a prick.
Joe said on 22/Mar/08
id say 6'1. what was he like glenn? he was on a tv show recently and he seemed like he didnt get the humour
Anonymous said on 7/Mar/08
met him 2 nights ago at an autograph signing, looked a solid 6'1
Anonymous said on 29/Feb/08
I'd say at least 6'1''. When you saw him next to the 6'4'' to 6'5'' Lennox Lewis sometimes he looked dwarfed other times the difference looked about 2 inches. He's a bit like Arnie in that he can look a genuine 6'2'' on occasion but sometimes appears to be lucky to scrape 6 ft.
Anon said on 28/Feb/08
Glenn's closer to the camera, just look how much bigger his head is, and we know Holyfield does NOT have a small head!
Gary said on 28/Feb/08
If they were both barefoot evander looks 5'11
$% MAG said on 23/Feb/08
From my personal experiences that looks like a 5-11 next to a 5-8
glenn said on 3/Feb/08
i mustve had some floor advantage.
tim said on 3/Feb/08
glenn u look 5'10 in this picture
Jason said on 23/Nov/07
Heights are often inflated in boxing, mate. Even the reaches are. You're getting 6'7'' for Wlad because you're comparing him to guys whose heights are padded themselves. I don't know where you're even getting 6'7'' from since he's *billed* more at 6'6''.
Atoadaso said on 22/Nov/07
Wlad is nowhere near 6'5". He was about 1.5" taller than 6'6" billed Ray Austin. He towers over 6'2" guys like Brewster. He was clearly taller than 6'6" McCline. I've followed his career for a long time now and it's clear that he is over 6'6". Go ahead and look at pictures of him in public, or at events as well if you believe he's only 6'5".

I'm 6'5" myself, and I can tell that he does not look only the same height as me. Boxing is near 150 years old, heights aren't inflated in it like they are in UFC. The furthest from the truth you're gonna get is the height of a boxer's sole, supposing he was measured in shoes.
Jason said on 21/Nov/07
Wlad is closer to 6'5'' than 6'7''. Don't believe the boxing heights bs.
Atoadaso said on 20/Nov/07
Yeah, Ibragimov must be struggling with 6'0", really, as I do agree with 6'1" for Holyfield and he was clearly at least 1" taller than Sultan. In february Ibragimov is fighting Wlad for a unification bout. Wlad is 6'7", and I imagine in the presser photo's to come, that he is going to -tower- over Ibragimov by well over 5".
Big T said on 13/Oct/07
Holyfield had 1-2 inches on Ibragimov, who is listed over 6 foot.
Lynn said on 12/Oct/07
I saw 2 pics with Arnold.

In both pics they appeared same height, so about 6'05"....barefoot, before bed...obviously real height!
tomking said on 12/Oct/07
Saw him against tyson in fight two. 6ft1`` is correct.
Hope he wins against s.ibragimov.
Alex said on 9/Oct/07
Not even 6'0 with Glenn. Thats 5'11 next to 5'8.

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