Frank Bruno's Height
6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)
Former British Heavyweight Boxer.
5ft 8 Rob with Frank.
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6ft 2.62in (189.5cm)
said on 26/Jul/19
Here is a video with with Holyfield and Bruno. Skip to 4:45. They are very close but I think Frank edges Evander by about 1 inch. Later in the video, 6'1 Michael Johnson stands next to both men as well.
Boxing fan 07
said on 18/Jun/19
Rob how do you feel about Andy Ruiz Jr.’s height. He seems listed a lot taller than he is.
Well I think it's safe to say he's probably 1.5 inches less than what he's listed.
Boxing fan 07 said on 18/Jun/19
I originally thought Bruno was 6’2”. But know i think he is a weak 6’3”. Probablly 6’2.5 - 6’2.75
said on 28/May/19
With 6ft4 Joe Bugner he looked 189cm Click Here
Nik said on 11/Apr/19
6'2.5" is extremely believable!
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jan/19
What a great picture of a GRRreat man! He looks as friendly here as I would have imagined him to be in real life, and another thing: I think his voice matches his stature down to a 'T'!
said on 18/Jun/18
Hey Rob do you agree that the sweetspot for heavyweight boxer height it 6’2.5-6’3” range? Most of them seem to be around there.
At the moment it seems the heavyweights of 6ft 4+ are becoming the champions. I would be surprised if we ever see another sub 6ft champion in this division again.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Nov/17
Scoobydoo said on 9/Nov/17
5'8 Rob and nearly 6'3 uncle Frank. My guess.
even said on 16/Jul/17
189 cm exactly
manny said on 7/Jul/17
Billed 6'3 and is 6'3 so thats no bull**** olser now maybe less but not much less hes big enough you can all see that
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Mar/17
Rob, maybe 6ft3 peak?
John said on 27/Mar/17
Damn, he looks like a giant with his head.
Ken said on 5/Feb/17
Strong 6ft 3 met him, he was wear 1 inch or thick trainers, had about 1.5 inches on me, Im 6ft 2 barefoot was wear plimsoles
Peter 179cm said on 29/Dec/16
More like 189-190 range if he straightened up.
said on 29/Nov/16
Rob, could he be a little shorter than this today?
Editor Rob: Rampage, the last time I seen him I could believe he was under 6ft 3.
said on 21/Oct/16
Rob, does he have big head up close??
Editor Rob: yes he has a decent sized head, I'd say a fraction more than 10 inches is very possible.
richie said on 2/Oct/16
Bruno was indeed 6'3", watch his bout with Lennox Lewis who at 6'4.5" had close to 2 inches on him.
Redwing said on 24/Sep/16
Mate look how built he is!!!!
Canson said on 5/Sep/16
@Bobby: wholeheartedly agree with you!
bobbyh3342 said on 27/Aug/16
said on 11/Jun/16
Here's the pictures with Selleck and Hasselhoff. Bruno himself describes Hasselhoff as 6ft7 and Selleck as 6ft6. As the pictures will show that would have been almost true if Bruno was in fact 6ft3. I believe Bruno is well below 6ft3 and the pictures show that Selleck and Hasselhoff edge him by a similar margin.
Adam said on 29/Jan/16
Movieguy, we certainly didn't look at the same pictures. No way he is "similar" to Selleck. The noticeable height difference between Hasselhoff and Bruno is the same as between Selleck and Bruno. I will try to post the pictures but that may take some time.
movieguy said on 18/Dec/15
Looked at the photos of Bruno with Selleck and Hasselhoff. I thought Bruno was similar to Selleck but much shorter than Hasselhoff. I suspect this is deceiving though you can't always judge by photos due to camera angles etc. I actually feel that Bruno probably is about 6'3'', after all he was a heavyweight boxer and Mike Tyson excepted they tend to be pretty big guys. Not everyone exaggerates their height.
AverageHeight said on 4/Dec/15
He sometimes goes to the same gym as me. I stand at 5ft 10 and he was definitely 6ft 3-4 when he was in the swimming pool.
jessman said on 13/Sep/15
I mentioned those pics before on this page. You're right, both hoff and selleck tower over him. I checked google images and the hoff/bruno pic is there. It's from 1986. Hoff definitely has three inches on Bruno. No sign of the sellect pic. There's a more recent pic with Lennox Lewis and Bruno is easily three inches shorter.
Adam said on 5/Aug/15
In one of his books there's a picture of him with David Hasselhoff and at the same event a picture of him with Tom Selleck. Pictures were taken sometime in the eighties and both Selleck and Hasselhoff just towers over him.
Realist said on 1/Aug/14
Looks more of a 6'2 guy Rob even if he stands straight wont strike me more than a 187 cm guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/13
Was 5in taller than Tyson during that infamous in the 90s.
Solid 6ft3 peak for definite.
said on 12/Oct/13
If he was standing straight he could give a 6'4" impression
[Editor Rob: last year I saw him he looked shorter than 6ft 3 although I think he had smaller footwear so could still be 6ft 3.]
Dave said on 26/Aug/13
I think Frank is at least 6'4 maybe even 6'5.
produce said on 21/Aug/13
6-3 seems absolutly possible, but the picture is not ideal.
Connor 184cm said on 28/Jul/13
Rob are you changing the height listing for frank if you think hes in the 6ft 2 range? i think hes a very strong 6ft 2 myself either 189-190cm would be my guess
said on 27/Jul/13
Frank is a big guy and what a deep voice he has too yeah LG69 i think he is 6ft 2.5 or maybe 6ft 2.75, what do you think rob hes probably 190cm today?
[Editor Rob: today i think he can look 6ft 2 range]
Cameron murray said on 8/Jul/13
Wow he's a big guy but he is 6'3 on this pic good guess rob
Danman said on 7/Jun/13
I've stood right next to Frank in the changing rooms of a gym! I'm 183cm out of bed and 181cm at night. He was was several inches taller than me, so a comfortable 6'3".
Elijah said on 30/May/13
6'1"ish with the massive lean he has there. 6'3" up straight definitely looks possible.
said on 28/May/13
He's tilting so much, so it's hard to make an accurate guess. I'm seeing 6'2"...maybe 6'2 1/2". Frank does have a huge head.
[Editor Rob: i saw him again a few times in intervening years and he could be less than 6ft 3 although 6 years ago i thought he looked 6ft 3. Last weekend I'm not sure he did.]
alan brisco said on 14/Feb/13
he is shorter than 6'3". Closer to 6'2". look his fight against lennox lewis. Lewis is for sure 6'4" - 6'5". There was a noticable difference between the two fighters. So no true bruno at 6'3".
tom said on 12/Feb/13
6-2 frank is,met him at a convention 10 years ago,Im 6-2.5 and i shook his hand,wasnt quite my height. 6-2" imo defo.
avi said on 3/Aug/12
he has HUGE advantage here Rob
Martin said on 14/Jun/12
"Tyson was 5'11 1/2' ie just under six foot. Check him out on boxing rec. Not 5' 10 etc etc. Because he was so wide it gave that impression. Bruno was 6'3 1/2' so the difference of four inches is about right. The classic line, but I met Bruno at a car show maybe 15 years ago... I'm just under 6' 4 Bruno was just a whisker below me but jesus what a physique and may I say a real gentleman!" And there is impossible to think that boxrec is wrong? Boxrec are just taking the official measurements from the boxing matches and they are sometimes very wrong. The boxers get overbilled so they better fit the general image of a heavyweight boxer for example.
John said on 27/Jan/12
Tyson was 5'11 1/2' ie just under six foot. Check him out on boxing rec. Not 5' 10 etc etc. Because he was so wide it gave that impression. Bruno was 6'3 1/2' so the difference of four inches is about right. The classic line, but I met Bruno at a car show maybe 15 years ago... I'm just under 6' 4 Bruno was just a whisker below me but jesus what a physique and may I say a real gentleman!
joe joe said on 26/Jan/12
Dont understand why he is 6'3 here when all through his career and in the times of what should be his peak height he was billed as 6'2
Physics Enemy said on 10/Dec/11
He's 6' 2" MAX. He's well under Lennox's height and he's got under 4" on a strong 5' 10" Tyson, based on that pic of them from 1996. He does not come close to towering Tyson; 5" difference IS towering. It looks about 3.75".
said on 10/Dec/11
He doesn't have 5" of height on Tyson though. Not when they were fighting. 5" is towering and the difference wasn't THAT noticeable. Don't you agree, Rob? Click here: Click Here
That's under 4" to me, draw a line across from the top of Tyson's head (just under the top of the cap) and see where it lands on Bruno's head. Quite high.
Bruno wasn't 6' 3" and/or Tyson wasn't 5' 10" flat. 5' 10.5" and 6' 2.5" might be it; or perhaps Bruno was just a solid 6' 2", which is definitely believable.
[Editor Rob: yeah in that photo it doesn't look 5.]
Mathew said on 20/Nov/11
Picture doesn't show his height. 6'3" sounds fair.
LAN Jiao said on 19/Oct/11
Massive head size and high shoulder. 6'3 in real could be.
Cranberries (18m, 193cm)
said on 6/Oct/11
Not sure if he's especially large boned; certainly, he's long boned, with a long clavicle and long arms and hands. And his head is huge. But he has a short torso, and toothpick legs.
You can't really put much of a European taxonomical label on the guy.
[Editor Rob: his head is also nearer the camera by 3-4cm, it's amplified in size.]
the AMAZING Babushka said on 26/Sep/11
cripes, carefull he doesnt eat you
Balthier said on 16/Sep/11
Actually, men with high testosterone levels grow bigger jaws and have thicker frame. Probably so they have a more imposing frame and scarier look towards other men.
Balthier said on 11/Sep/11
This guy is built like a truck. He looks enormous compared to Rob.
Legend said on 27/Aug/11
He's 6'3 and big boned. A thick guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/11
Candyman said on 6/Jul/11
I believe it is natural selection for guys with bigger heads as many of them start out with big heads like Tyson, Ali, Holyfield did if you look at pictures of them when they are young. Many times trainers will look for and encourage kids with these features to become fighters in the hopes that they can train the next great.
Cranberries (18m, 192cm dinnertime) said on 3/Jul/11
What mat said, Jason. As your muscles transform, so do your skeleton and tendons. Your hands can grow quite a lot, both in the length and girth of the bones, by doing physical labor. Swimming can also thicken the spinal plates and expand the ribcage.
You might be done growing vertically by a certain age, but you continue growing structurally for quite a few years (past 25 really), and if you're still growing, you can still affect and enhance that growth.
Try punching a punching bag, hard, every day for several minutes. I guarantee that the skeletal dimensions of your hands will increase over the course of the year.
mat said on 11/Jun/11
Their bones will get thicker from repeated impact with the bone repairing micro fractures and adjusting its structure to try and prevent further damage in much the same way muscles grow and building large muscles can help to develop thicker bones as the tendons on the bone pull on it encouraging it to get thicker and stronger.
Jason said on 7/Jun/11
Of course exercising muscles causes them to grow Cranberries, but it's not going to change the size of your bones or skull. A better explanation for the big heads of boxers/fighters might be swelling from repeated blows. Or maybe there's self-selection for guys who have thick skulls ^^.
Cranberries said on 5/Jun/11
"holy crap I know he is tall, but is it just me or does the boxer have a huge head."
Boxers and MMA fighters typically have the largest heads (and jaws) of all athletes. In general, the limbs you use the most will grow the most (exercising makes you structurally larger; it's a physiological fact); perhaps the same applies to heads :P.
James said on 1/Jun/11
well he looks 6'1 bending down next to rob.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/11
I think Bruno is a little over 6ft3 like 6ft3.25
James said on 2/May/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/May/11
Lennox Lewis only claims 6"3
Maybe he does not like being as big as 195cm?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/11
Lennox Lewis only claims 6"3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Apr/11
186cm with Rob
James said on 17/Apr/11
WOW weird pic. If Lennox is 195cm then Frank looks 6'1 (185cm) with bad posture. and straightend up 188cm.
Overall compared to lennox looks 6'2 (188cm) in the photo.
said on 4/Apr/11
His pictures with 6'5 Lennox Lewis make him look about 6'1-2
It's been said (on here) Lennox is something like 6'4.5 or just a flat 6'4. Either way in this current pics Bruno certainly doesn't look 6'3. Though in the 'Battle of Britain' (Lewis vs Bruno) he looked it.
Have a look
Rob & Guys, what do you think? There are a few of these pics to be found, it isn't an angle thing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Feb/11
James said on 31/Oct/10
Huge guy and built like a brick wall.
Rick Springfield said on 27/Oct/10
holy crap I know he is tall, but is it just me or does the boxer have a huge head.
J.J. said on 29/Jun/09
I see 6'2.375" in this picture so 189cm
Chaz said on 12/Jun/09
He was not 6'4''because Joe Bugner was taller than him,and Bugner was 6'4''and Lennox Lewis was measured at 6'4.75''but not sure what time of day,
tubbs said on 4/Jun/09
He said he'd leave Britain if the Tories lost the 1997 election, the same as Paul Daniels......we're still waiting. He was measured at 6'3.5" for his 1993 title fight with Lennox Lewis. Should get to see him in a few months, he's doing a show at the theatre I work at, i'll try and get a photo with him. A few other stars should be there too. Over the last couple of years i've met quite a few well known stars, never got a photo with any of them though.
Hugh said on 6/Jun/08
Yaspaa, Lenny Henry is 6ft3 tops.
Ant said on 5/Jun/08
Kaneda no offence,but how can someone like Lennox Lewis be described as a 'weak' 6ft 5, anything over 6ft 1 is tall, Lewis was taller than bruno but they are both big guys. if Lewis had Brad Pitts Posture and carefully chosen footwear we would all be crying 6ft 7. I have seen Bruno his posture isn't great but he is tall, definately 6 ft 3 but not a weak 6ft4. Sorry Kaneda I am probably being harsh at your choice of word.
Hugh said on 18/Apr/08
Looks a strong 6ft3.
Yaspaa said on 18/Apr/08
he looked about an inch shorter than 6'4 Lenny Henry.
Kaneda said on 6/Dec/07
Yes, I think he is 6'4 because he looked almost the same height as Lennox Lewis who is a weak 6'5
Cat Stevens said on 7/Jul/07
Looks 6'4 in the pic
Anonymous said on 5/Jul/07
listed at 6'3.5 sometimes, a legit 6'3
lillo thomas said on 4/Jul/07
i the pic frank buno dont 6-3 at all , he is slouching but even if he stand straight i dont think that he is taller than 6-2
anonymous said on 3/Jul/07
he certainly looks 6`3 in that picture.
said on 3/Jul/07
cool pic.wish i had him.was he nice?
[Editor Rob: he laughs all the time, good guy. Looks heaps taller when he stands up.]
anonymous said on 1/Jul/07
i have a friend who told me that he was no more than 6`1. that was very odd since most sightings are in the 6`3-4 range.
ted said on 27/Dec/06
I met Bruno when I was security for him & eastenders at a charity function in 86. He was 6'3". He looks massive on tv but in real life he had wide solid shoulders, but not a very deep chest or big arms, not very solid, very lean. Im 6'1" and was 220 ib.
Joe said on 8/Aug/06
My mate whos 6'3 or a bit below saw him do some xmas lights near where i live. He said he was 6'1 at the most. Personally i think this is bs but you never know.
Anonymous said on 21/Nov/05
i met frank....feb 98 in southampton.....will never forget it!!!!
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/05
frank brunos is built like a brick ****house. he just was an extraordinary looking man in his prime
Jason said on 24/Oct/05
Bruno would be 6'2'' bare foot I imagine. Boxing heights are taken in shoes. Lennox Lewis is actually 6'4'', Vitali Klitschko is 199cm (6'6 1/2'') not his billed 6'7'', 6'7 1/2'' or 6'8'', Tyson is really 5'10'', Evander Holyfield sure ain't 6'2 1/2'', etc. etc...
TheMan said on 23/Oct/05
Yeah brunos easily 6,3 i mean the guys a giant. Lewis is IMO 6,5 saw them in a faceoff lewis was just about 2 inches bigger. But i do wonder if at times lewis is actually 6,4. But ive seen many websites listing bruno as 6,3 he's been measured alot and ive never seen anything diffrent from 6,3. but lewis is almost deffently 6,5 IMO.