How tall is Mike Tyson - Page 5

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5ft 10.07in (178cm)
............. said on 19/Feb/13
yeah he was taller than the situation who also claims 5'10"...and tyson was about 2-3 inches taller....the situation is small...
alan brisco said on 14/Feb/13
a boxing magazine listed him at 5'9.5" (176 cm) . Probably this is his true height
alan brisco said on 9/Feb/13
larry merchant, a well known boxing commentator, said many times he was shorter than listed. He was always listed 5'11" or 5'11.5". Merchant said it was a fake, because he was clearly closer to 5'9". He's never been over 5'10". this is for sure.
ajcf1995 said on 3/Feb/13
what video does he say "I'm 5'10"...I'm a *beep* dwarf!"
Editor Rob
was in a newspaper interview
produce said on 1/Feb/13
2:58 Some say he is 5-10
Crenshaw said on 29/Jan/13
Jerry West is 6'2. Thats enough proof that Tyson cant be any more than 5'9. And he looks 5'9 physically as well.
Scott 5'11 said on 28/Jan/13
Oh yes by the way my friend is 5'8 so he kind of looked up to me slightly when he described tysons height.
Scott 5'11 said on 28/Jan/13
I have a good friend who is an ex professional boxing champion (no names mentioned) and he has met Tyson a few times. I asked my friend how tall he was and my friend said 'uhh.. About your size' and I am 5'11. He looks 5'10 in this photo with Rob but he was always billed 5'11.
Alex said on 27/Jan/13
Well, 5ft10 isn't a dwarfs height at all. It's actully pretty average.
Bakura said on 27/Jan/13
@Crenshaw ..... you have photographic evidence in front of you that he can't be any less than 5'10. How gullible are you?
6'0, 17 said on 27/Jan/13
I would say 5'10.75". Can't see him as a flat 5'10.
Crenshaw said on 26/Jan/13
Tyson looks 5'9 Max with 6'2 Jerry West
mId said on 25/Jan/13
Original: Fedor is 5'11 absolute tops. I've seen him with a twice measured 5'11.75 guy and he's(fedor) an inch shorter at least. It's a known fact among fans that fedor is NOT over 5'11.
DENG WEI said on 25/Jan/13
FOR ALMOST 25 YEARS ,I ALWAYS THINK HE IS 182CM THAT I KNEW FROM BOXING MAGAZINE. I AM A CHINESE GUY.HE IS THE BEST FIST THAT I LIKE MOST.
Original said on 24/Jan/13
Peak is 5'11"; Fedor is never 5'11', he's 5'11.75", maybe 6'.
smallguy said on 21/Jan/13
is that with or without shoes 5'10??real question im not making fun or something,please reply.
Ejel Khan said on 20/Jan/13
Tyson's 5'10. Believe me I know, I've met him!
Vegas said on 7/Jan/13
in a recent shot with penn and teller he looks ~5'10, penn despite claiming 5'9 i thought was closer to ~5'8, tyson has about 2 inches on him
Ejel Khan said on 27/Dec/12
"To help pay off his debts, Tyson returned to the ring in 2006 for a series of four-round exhibitions against journeyman heavyweight Corey "T-Rex" Sanders in Youngstown, Ohio.[111] Tyson, without headgear at 5 ft 10.5 in and 216 pounds, was in great shape, but far from his prime against Sanders, with headgear at 6 ft 8 in and 293 pounds, a loser of his last seven pro bouts and nearly blind from a detached retina in his left eye".
Trey said on 26/Dec/12
Rob did he have footwear advantage in the pic with you? Looks 5'10.
Editor Rob
no
gaz said on 24/Dec/12
Rob i don't know if you have seen this but it is an interesting video i found of Mike talking about his height Click Here and he stands in front of one of those height charts like you said and you would think his 5'11 when standing in front of it. They not very accurate?
Editor Rob
yeah, this clip has been around in past years, anybody standing in that position beside a height chart would have a bit extra added to their height.
mId said on 15/Dec/12
Joe257: He was listed as 5'10 in some of his earlier fights I believe(not 100% sure) However he is listed as 5'10 nowadays in games like fight night champion and when he came back to do that sparring-match against some amatuer. You can check it out on youtube. Boxers and MMA fighters don't really get measured for the fights. It just seems like they put up whatever they want.
Joe257 said on 14/Dec/12
I just saw Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield II and Tyson got listed as 5'11.5"! And in a bunch of other fights I saw Tyson got listed as 5'11". Hey Rob how about a simple question, If Tyson is/was really 5'10" how come they listed him as 5'11" and 5'11.5" in all those fights???
Editor Rob
they probably used the video were tyson stood in front of a height chart and appeared in the 5ft 11 range!

I'd go with what tyson said himself, he's a 'dwarf' at a measured 5ft 10 in the heavyweight world.
Produce said on 13/Dec/12
The Tyson-Biograhpher Peter Heller always names the billed heights of tysonopponents and then adds his opinion if he thinks that these are not the true numbers. For example he say "Gery Conney was listed as 6-7, while he might not have been quite that tall, he towered half a hed about hte 6-2 Micheal Spinks" Discussing Tyson-Berbick he say"Berbick was 6 2 1/2 and was hald a head taller than Tyson, who claimed to be 5 11 1/2, but looked closer to 5-10!" Tyson must have been somewhere between 5-8 and 5-11. MAybe Tyson appears shorter sometimes, because of his bulit and maybe he ist a solid 5-10. NEt to rob und ejel he looks it.
lol93 said on 11/Dec/12
Fedor is 180 not 182 cm
Ian from Auckland said on 10/Dec/12
Back in 1991, when Tyson was only in his early 20's, I stood right next to him New York (long story.) Anyway, I'm a definite 177cm and he was a little bit (I thought about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch at the time) taller than me - putting him at that time at around 179cm
mId said on 7/Dec/12
C-mo: If you're going by their listed heights they are.
mId said on 7/Dec/12
Rob: Yeah, your Dad looks pretty tall for his height in that photo. The Tyson pic though.. First of all I think he looks shorter in the pic compared to your dad with you. If you and Tyson both were to stand facing eachother barefoot I don't think there would be more than 1"-1.5" between you. That's my guess. I have no problem seeing tyson as a 5'10 or maybe even 5'10.5 guy if it weren't for pics like those I've posted. Something is off there so I'll give him 5'9.5 for now.. And I'd might go as low as 5'9 flat before bed if it wasn't for your pic with him considering you are a legit 5'8 before bed as I understand it. Well, anyways.. Grettings from Sweden & thanks for a fun and informative site Rob.
Jack said on 5/Dec/12
no way only 5'8"-5'9". Looks a strong 5'10" if not more with legit 5'8" Rob.
teterboro said on 3/Dec/12
Met him in Short Hills (NJ) mall custom shirt shop. 5'8" - 5'9".
mId said on 30/Nov/12
Barefooted Randy Couture with listed 5'9 James Toney in sneakers.
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Two pics of barefooted randy and fedor.
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Two pics of fedor and coleman with tyson.
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Now, most fightfans and people who met randy, coleman & fedor estimate them at 5'11 TOPS. And randy and coleman even outnudges fedor a little.. I believe fedor is 5'10.5 tops myself. How can tyson look so much shorter in thicker shoes(I've seen the video) look so much shorter than these guys if he's legit 5'10? I know Rob has met tyson and I haven't so it would be stupid for me to say he's wrong, but at the same time.. I just want things to add up because I know one guy measured at 5'11.5 who has a picture with fedor and looks an inch taller than fedor at least.. He even said fedor was a bit shorter standing next to him. I mean.. relly, Fedor is the one who's around 5'10-5'10.5.. Not Mike?
MrX said on 30/Nov/12
This is solid 178 cm...after good sleeping he can be 178,6 - 178,7 in the afternoon and 178,3 - 178,4 before go to bed
mId said on 25/Nov/12
Tyson is 5'10 tops based on other pictures I've seen with other fighters like tops 5'11 fedor. Somewhere between 5'9 and 5'10 seems to be where he lands in you ask me. I've noticed he often wears these white sneakers that seem to have a pretty big sole.
Mathew said on 24/Nov/12
5'10" is correct, his 5'11.5" listings must have been in his boxing boots.
Jason said on 23/Nov/12
When he came to aus this week I had a photo with him, I'm 175 cm or 5"9 on the dot, he looks 5"11 in the photo, but I was standing there waiting and I looked down to see he was wearing lift/platform shoes with a 2 inch heel at least, I strongly believe he"s 5"9 to 5"9 and a half nothing more, also the way the camera was positioned you had to look up a little to the lense and his shiny bold head adds to his height.
James said on 17/Nov/12
Technically 5'11.5 is the start of tall so that would mean 5'10 is not tall. Anything from 5'8-5'11.5 is average/normal sized for a man. I am talking about the uk here.

These days even a flat 5'11 (180cm) is not medically speaking tall for a man. Heights like 6ft and 6'1 are still tall/tallish in the younger generation you have too be 6'2 range too really look noticibly above average.
Clay said on 15/Nov/12
5'10'' is average, nothing more.
produce said on 13/Nov/12
james: thats not true. At first it depends where you live, how old your are and if your a men or a woman. But even in the netherlands, wo are the tallest, young men are not taller than a good 6 feet. so if tyson is 5.10, than you can they thats absolutly normal for a man. Short for a Heavyweight, but normal for a normal man..
James said on 12/Nov/12
5'11.5 - 6'3 is what I would describe as 'normal tall'. 5'10 is not even big enough too be described as normal tall just a legit/strong average for a man.
James said on 12/Nov/12
Very well could have touched 5'10 1/2 in his 20's. Him being very heavy could have made him lose a fraction of height.
matt678 said on 10/Nov/12
i'm actually seeing more than 5ft10 here
beden garcia said on 4/Nov/12
5.10 thats a normal tall..mike is not short at all
joe joe said on 1/Nov/12
I'm gonna try and find the video for you guys where mike says that he was always 5'9 but for the tape they always put 5'11 on the advice of his coaches.
Tommy Gun said on 1/Nov/12
Check out the link here when tyson was a guest on Lopex tonight.

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George Lopez is 5'10" and look at the very beginning before Tyson comes out into the audience he is standing next to Lopez for about 20 seconds and they look virtually identical in height. You can even pause the video to see the differences which are very very minimal. In fact Tyson's shoulders look a little higher then Lopez in some angles and Lopez slightly taller in others. So for all intense purposes Tyson is 5'10". Maybe Lopez is 1/8 of an inch taller than Tyson or maybe Tyson is 5'9".89 tall but really who gives a rats ass if he is half a centimeter under 5'10' you would just say he is five ten anways. No one is going to spot such a miniscule fraction in claimed height difference. Its a little different if someone is 5'9" and claims 6'1" lol.

Case closed. Tyson was never the billed 5'11" 1/2 but definitely almost 5'10 on the mark and still looks a solid 225 pounds probably.
Ejel Khan said on 1/Nov/12
NB: the shredder says on 31/Oct/12
Ejel Khan , I say this in the nicest way but you are 5'7.75 at best midday

My morning height is 173cm, and night 172cm. 5'8" is 1.72cm. The height differencial with Tyson and myself is equivalent to Rob's.
Ejel Khan said on 1/Nov/12
Rob's right when he says that Tyson could be a fraction under 5'10", and it's up to him to rectify it by downgrading him if he feels fit.
Editor Rob
he had neck surgery just before that recent event aswell for degenerative disc near neck, it is possible he lost a few mm through wear/tear over the years.
Ejel Khan said on 31/Oct/12
the shredder says on 26/Oct/12
5'10 range . He measured that and looks it with a measured strong 5'8 guy.

Have you seen my pic? He hasn't got more than 2" on me.
Tony said on 31/Oct/12
Click Here 5'9 in shoes tops @ 1:34
Ejel Khan said on 29/Oct/12
I've recently measured myself at 1.73cm in the morning, which is a couple of millemetres above 5'8". In the afternoon I attended a healthcare event at my local community centre, where I measured myself on a stadiometre. The measurement was 68", which was also verified when I measured myself at night. When I last met my GP, I asked him about height loss during the day. He explained it depended on the individual, with some only losing a couple of millimetres as opposed to an inch.
Ejel Khan said on 20/Oct/12
Tyson never claimed to be more than 5'10.5, but was billed as 5'11.5 in his prime. Remember he had hair back then, so could've reached the 5'11" mark.
Derek D said on 20/Oct/12
Danimal says on 2/Oct/12
Mike AIN'T 5'10". Here he is with MAX 5'10" Goerge Lopez in exactly the same footwear. He's 5'9" friends (MAX): Click Here

Well I'm pretty sure Lopez is 5'10, so um wouldn't that make Mike 5'10 since they're the same height with the same footwear? Plus Lopez has a inch + of hair, Mike doesn't. So Mike could be even a tad bit taller than him there. I used to believe Tyson was 5'9 for years but after recently seeing Rob's picture and other recent photo and videos, I believe 5'10 is correct, but no more than that.
Produce said on 15/Oct/12
beside ejel tyson looks also arround 5-10 imo
Will said on 13/Oct/12
Mike Tyson has always and will be 5ft 10in tall.
Ejel Khan said on 7/Oct/12
I met him, and he's a legit 5'10".
The Exorcist said on 6/Oct/12
Two inches difference in the photo with Rob. A legit 5'10" .
produce said on 3/Oct/12
danimal: in this video its hard to judge because they do not straight postured beside each other, but tyson seemes to be about the same height and this ma ist listed here as 5-10 too...
miko said on 3/Oct/12
Yeah Mike is really 5'9, and Rob has measured himself all these years an inch too tall..... duh.
Vegas said on 3/Oct/12
danimal that video has been posted by me before, rob thought tyson looked 5'10 in person, he looks ~5'10 with rob and now you are arguing tyson is only 3/4 of inch taller than rob?? the 3rd woman with rob measured almost 5'9.5 barefoot so please explain how tyson looks taller next to rob despite being 5'9 max Click Here Click Here

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a. lopez is taller than flat 5'10 or
b. lopez stands closer to the camera or the camera is closer to him in those segments

i take b because here he doesn't look much shorter than zach levi (who looks 190cm next to rob and taller than a measured 189cm man looked) and levi was taller wearing half inch converse than chevy chase a few years ago on chuck Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Sep/12
I estimate 179cm in the pic. Rob, what were his shoes like?
Editor Rob
no difference
Produce said on 27/Sep/12
strange somehow because he said also in 05 and 10 hes 5-10 or that he was 5 10.5 in prime.
joe joe said on 21/Sep/12
@produce he said it recently after his career but the comment was made about his height during his career. He said his coach had advised they lie about his height a couple of cm. these where his words to that effect
matt678 said on 20/Sep/12
tyson looks about 5 ft 10.5 in this picture but i dont know the foot wear
Produce said on 20/Sep/12
joe joe: Wehen they meet him they see how tall he is in act anyway. did he say this after his carrer?
joe joe said on 18/Sep/12
he has actually once claimed on video that he was 5'9 and claimed 5'11 out of fear his opponents wouldn't take him seriously enough. He was such a monster I don't think it made any difference. Everyone feared him anyway
produce said on 13/Sep/12
delaman:
can you post the picture?
Johnnyfive said on 13/Sep/12
If Rob says Tyson is 5'10 and is very familiar with how a 5'10 man looks because of his father, then Tyson is 5'10. People probably see him taller because of his monstruous proportions.
c-mo said on 27/Aug/12
it is not that i dont believe rob or something but tyson has a 5'11 look on him

rob would you at least agree that he most certainly is 180cm in the early morning ?
Editor Rob
maybe 180cm out of bed
Danimal said on 27/Aug/12
www says on 3/Aug/12
5'11.

He's never been over 5'10".
Danimal said on 27/Aug/12
c-mo says on 21/Aug/12
yes he is i forgot but who says that deniro isnt still 5'9 or was 5'10 at peak and even if he was 5'8 now tyson still looks very noticable taller

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we dont know the footwear of both of them

anyway ...according to the pic of rob standing with tyson he looks 180cm imo ...my reasons are below ...dont wanna repeat myself

Tyson HIMSELF claimed he was only 5'10", yet you're giving him 1" taller than that? He's NEVER been over 5'10" and sources say he's not even that tall.
Danimal said on 27/Aug/12
c-mo says on 15/Aug/12
deniro is 5'9 but who cares right ?

69 year old Deniro is not even a flat 5'8" anymore, let alone 5'9".
witchdoctor said on 26/Aug/12
Wow that pic of a 22 year old Rob puts a smile on my face :-),I'm also about to graduate from College,early 20's and heavily worried abot the future I'm sure that young man in the pic did not know that in the future he would have crated a globally popular website.

Anyway Tyson does claim 5'10 for himself so that propably what was told to him after being measured.
Editor Rob
Make the most of your time as the older we get, the faster it goes by!
jtm said on 21/Aug/12
deniro was 3.5-4 inches shorter than nick nolte when he was in his late 40s and nolte claimed he was 6'0 when he was 38.
c-mo said on 21/Aug/12
yes he is i forgot but who says that deniro isnt still 5'9 or was 5'10 at peak and even if he was 5'8 now tyson still looks very noticable taller

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we dont know the footwear of both of them

anyway ...according to the pic of rob standing with tyson he looks 180cm imo ...my reasons are below ...dont wanna repeat myself
Produce said on 18/Aug/12
Deniro is listed here 5-9 peak, 5.8 now.
c-mo said on 15/Aug/12
deniro is 5'9 but who cares right ?
Produce said on 14/Aug/12
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tyson with 5.8 de niro
c-mo said on 11/Aug/12
Hob says on 7/Aug/12
he probably wore elevator shoe and had long enough length pants cover the footwear. rob been fool by tyson. 5'9

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no even 5'9 is too much he is more like 5'5 ok ? are we all happy now ?
Hob said on 7/Aug/12
he probably wore elevator shoe and had long enough length pants cover the footwear. rob been fool by tyson. 5'9
Produce said on 1/Aug/12
In know these Tyson-Listening, but commentator always statetd thath the truth might be lower. Mostly they said 5-10, some said 5-9. FRomm seeing Tyson in Dokus he gives me more the impressiom of average height or less. Dont get me wrong, im am big Tysonfan, but I dont think he is or was 5 foot 11.
Danimal said on 1/Aug/12
Vegas says on 28/Jul/12
tyson 181cm? thats the wwe hof in early april this year, rob has hhh to his right at 188cm, nash behind tyson is no more than 6'6 according to poster ali baba (who claims to have met him) Click Here

Man, has Vince lost height. He used to have real height on HBK. Looks to be the same height as him today. Look at his suit. Looks like his upper torso is fading away.
Danimal said on 1/Aug/12
Produce says on 30/Jul/12
No way he is 6 feet. In the photo he looks maybe 5 10 1/2, but this is just one picture. Tyson is described from 5-8 to 5-11 from people who met him, but mostly closer to 5-8 than to 5-11.

Actually, early on in his pro-career and even in his amateur career, they listed him as high as 5'11 3/4" and even 6'0", but, when he made his comeback in the mid 90's, we started hearing more and more commentators say that he was really close to 5'9"-5'10", than he was 5'11.5"-6'0".
c-mo said on 31/Jul/12
BigT says on 30/Jul/12
c-mo: That´s exactly how a 5´10 guy looks with a 5´8 guy, why would he downgrade himself?

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no thats not how a 5'8 man looks to a 5'10 man thats how a 5'8 man looks next to a 5'11 man .....you also have to consider that rob is a very strong 5'8 man

about tyson downgrading himself : who says that he measured himself accurately ? he could have measured himself after being awake for a lot of hours and maybe even exercised on that day and like i said measured not accurately and thought that he is about 5'10 ...he could be 179cm on his very lowest of a day but on this picture he doesnt look anything under that

maybe it is because of the picture (angles etc.) i dont know

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thats how a 5'8 man looks next to a 5'10 man ....compare ! Adrian Pasdar has even hair which adds illusion of a little more height compared to tyson yet tyson looks taller

about 180cm for tyson according to this pic ...thats my opinion
Produce said on 30/Jul/12
No way he is 6 feet. In the photo he looks maybe 5 10 1/2, but this is just one picture. Tyson is described from 5-8 to 5-11 from people who met him, but mostly closer to 5-8 than to 5-11.
Ed said on 30/Jul/12
I think 5'10 Tyson looks a lot taller because 5'8 Rob's legs gave way. Iron Mike is an intimidating man Rob, no shame in being scared! lol
BigT said on 30/Jul/12
c-mo: That´s exactly how a 5´10 guy looks with a 5´8 guy, why would he downgrade himself?
infidel said on 29/Jul/12
5'10 or 5'11 or 6ft. This man terrorized men who were 6'5. Pure power.
Vegas said on 28/Jul/12
tyson 181cm? thats the wwe hof in early april this year, rob has hhh to his right at 188cm, nash behind tyson is no more than 6'6 according to poster ali baba (who claims to have met him) Click Here
c-mo said on 27/Jul/12
sorry rob nothing to take away from you we all know that you are strong 5'8 so dont get me wrong but tyson looks easily 180-181cm with you in this pic ....178cm is just too low for him it seems because thats not how a 5'8 man looks next to a 5'10 man

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fedor emelianenko is about 182-183cm and they are almost the same height ...fedor is only a little taller than tyson

180cm for mike tyson seems to be more fair rob...maybe even 181cm noon
Produce said on 25/Jul/12
I dont know. Tysons height remains mystirios. Some swear he is only 5-8. Tyrell Biggs said in 1987 Tyson is 5-8, Holyfield statet Tyson is 5-9. But here he looks definately clearly taller than 5-8 Rob. No huge difference bur clearly taller.
Connor said on 25/Jul/12
5ft 10 is not short or in Mikes words " a f****** dwarf ", i'd say it's just average, 5ft 6 or 5ft 1-2-3-4 is short. Mike is definetly not short anywhere from 5ft 8, 5ft 9 and 5ft 10 is just normal height.
runt said on 8/Feb/12
Rob, how did you do when you sparred with him?
Editor Rob
I'm still standing!
Silent d said on 6/Feb/12
He looks taller than 5 foot 10 in the above photo. Rob was he wearing big shoes? 5 foot 10.
Editor Rob
no bigger than my sneaker
RisingForce said on 2/Feb/12
Rob, how plausible do you find Mike's 5'10.5" claim? Obviously I know you find 5'10" flat to be more likely, but is 5'10.5" a possibility?
Editor Rob
he measured himself 5ft 10, that's good enough for me.

10.5? I never saw that in person.
Adam said on 31/Jan/12
Considering Rob has hair and Tyson's head is shaved, I would say he looks 5'10. Plus Rob is not a flat 5'8.
nice guy said on 30/Jan/12
lol guys what are you trying to pull here? - if he himself said he's 5'10 then we know one thing for certain: He is not even a single cm taller than that othewise he would claim 5'11 ....I give him 5'9.5 flat and 5'10.5 in normal shoes....5'11 in boots
Derek d said on 28/Jan/12
produce says on 27/Jan/12
derek d:
Isnt it LArry Merchante who says this? Didnt someone here wirte that merchante once said he saw tyson getting meassured at 5-11!?

Yeah pretty sure it's Larry Merchante. But I'm not too sure about him seeing Tyson being measured at 5'11.
Marc L said on 28/Jan/12
doesn't he appear 3 inches taller then Rob here?
produce said on 27/Jan/12
derek d:
Isnt it LArry Merchante who says this? Didnt someone here wirte that merchante once said he saw tyson getting meassured at 5-11!?
the AMAZING Babushka said on 14/Jan/12
I bet he is 5'10", but he is scarier and tougher than anyone from 5'1" to 7'1"
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 10/Jan/12
5'9.5" MAX.
dj88 said on 5/Jan/12
Click Here same height as shawn michaels in this video who is usually listed at 5'11.5 and in this video Click Here no chance tyson is anywhere under 5'10, i'd say he's 5'10.5 and was 5'11 at his peak.
gilipollas said on 3/Jan/12
Whos gonna discuss what iron mike claims? whatever he says...
Produce said on 2/Jan/12
Commentators uses to say Tyson is listed 5.11 oder 5.11 and 1 half, but is closer to 5-10! Thats said in most cases.
Derek d said on 1/Jan/12
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Check out the 50 second mark. The announcer who has interviewed him dozens of times admits that he is closer to 5'9 than 5'11.75 as recorded. I feel he's right in the middle at 5'10. Smallest could be 5'9.5 IMO.
178 said on 26/Dec/11
That's more than 2 inches between Tyson and Rob. We all know Rob is very modest with his flat 5' 8" listing too.

Tyson could well be 179 cm at night.
Shaun said on 22/Dec/11
Yeah Martin, hardly your typical 5'10" is he LOL!!
Martin said on 15/Dec/11
"A classic 5'10 guy"? He has the proportions of a monster.
ChiasmataX said on 10/Dec/11
A classic 5'10 guy. He might not look a full 5'10 because of his posture and hairstyle. His proportion is right on and in particularly,his eye-level is right in the middle of Rob's forehead (which is what a 5'10 guy should have with a 5'8 guy).
Physics Enemy said on 9/Dec/11
Come on Rob, knock him out!
Jones said on 6/Dec/11
"I'm a dwarf" I would love to see him say that to the Entourage cast, U2, Seth Green, Michael J Fox, and some other people!
Ryan said on 4/Dec/11
Sorry, Rob, but this photo doesn't prove much. At the Sheen Roast, he was standing with steve-0 and steve-0 (who you listed at 177) was about an inch taller than tyson (plus steve-o was wearing casuals and tyson was wearing suit shoes). If it were up to me, id give him a 5'9.
jack said on 3/Dec/11
hey rob check this video out he at least 5 11 some poeple would say 6ft Click Here and it will inspire people who are under 6ft.....its only a 1 min video too copy the whole line rob and watch it
Ejel Khan said on 3/Dec/11
Tyson's armpit is hunched over Rob's shoulder, this is compressing Rob. The effect is Tyson appearing 0.5" taller than he is. Rob is right with the 5'10" estimate. Tyson's posture and camera angles are giving him an unfair advantage.
Mathew said on 3/Dec/11
5'10" for sure, 5'10.5" is possible too but he's definitely under 5'11".
Produce said on 2/Dec/11
Vinn: But the foorwaer can be very important, especially by Stallone. Ive heard he waers very big shoes..
Vinn said on 1/Dec/11
Arturo says on 1/Dec/11
Look at this video guys.
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but u didnt see if he had shoes on or not?
Arturo said on 1/Dec/11
Look at this video guys.
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Vinn said on 30/Nov/11
i saw a picture of sylvetsr stallone and mike tyson on google uhm.... on some picture sylvester stallone looks taller only i cant see the footwear.... but slvester is def no 5'10... maybe 1.73... max 1.75 so i dont know how tall mike tyson would be i think shorter than 5'10...
Produce said on 29/Nov/11
Seems to be realistic:Click Here

Height Numbers of boxers are just a joke. Id guess they are averagely about 2 inches too high!
Physics Enemy said on 28/Nov/11
Rob, I found this vid on youtube: Click Here

If you pause it at 38 secs or so, you'll see David Haye under that height chart; he comes up under 6 foot in trainers, shocking. What do you think of that?!
Editor Rob
if it's a proper scale I'd be surprised.
dicksock said on 22/Nov/11
If I had to guess, I'd say he's 5'10.5". Did he have a footware advantage with you Rob?
Editor Rob
very similar I believe
Physics Enemy said on 16/Nov/11
I don't think he's shrunk, he's still pretty young in the photo above with Rob. If Rob says he saw him at 5' 10", I trust him. The camera is obviously boosting him.
Editor Rob
if someone says 5ft 10 and looked taller like say 5ft 10.5 or even 11 I'd put them taller.

for instance, Matt Dawson is known during his days as a '5ft 10' rugby player, but on seeing him, I didn't think he was just 5ft 10 but was in the 5ft 10.5 range so I'd list him at that.
Produce said on 15/Nov/11
Tyson says I WAS 179 CM..
Physics Enemy said on 15/Nov/11
Ok, fair enough. The pic must be 0.5" off then, as it looks like he'd be 5' 10.5" with straight posture. It's fooling us like challenge number 8.
Editor Rob
the moment I saw where the photographer was standing I thought there was a chance it could add a fraction, I would be very very surprised if he measured 179 on the nose.
Physics Enemy said on 15/Nov/11
Rob Tyson claims 5' 10.5" in that interview toni linked. What do you think?
Editor Rob
I've mentioned the quote, but I still don't think from what I saw of him that 179cm is a better guess than 178.
Physics Enemy said on 14/Nov/11
Tyson's posture is quite slack in this pic, he could definitely stand taller, he's giving up a bit in posture. If it's true he said he was 5' 10.5" in a recent interview, he should be listed at that.

I did say I reckon he was 5' 10.5" and just rounded it off to 5' 10", or dipped just shy of 5' 10.5" at night and just called it 5' 10". He would.
Physics Enemy said on 14/Nov/11
Which interview John?! If he said that, then it's definitely true, because he looks exactly 5' 10.5" in this photo with Rob. Link anyone?
toni said on 14/Nov/11
@ produce, yeah, on deadspin, where he talked about joe frazier. this is it.

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Produce said on 14/Nov/11
John: Tyson said in an interview a few days ago that he was 5 10 1/2!
John said on 13/Nov/11
5'10 now but definitely 5'11-5'11.5 peak. He was 5'11.5 in a video standing in front of a board with heights on and boxing shoes are less than an inch thick. Also look at him next to Frank Bruno when they were younger not enough of a difference to make him 5'10.
Physics Enemy said on 13/Nov/11
I saw that vid Shaun. It depends on how you define strength. I think the best way to define it is who would win in a fight ... since that's what mattered throughout evolution. Else we may as well just talk about mental strength while we're at it!
Shaun said on 12/Nov/11
Samuelsson even broke 6'10" 350 pound Nathan Jones arm in arm wrestling, that's how strong he is.
Shaun said on 12/Nov/11
Nono, he said "He is the strongest man on planet." I am talking about literal brute strength. But Tyson against Samuelsson in a truck tire lifting competition and he'd be ten times stronger than Tyson. If we are talking about a fight Tyson would kick both their asses, first round. We seem to be confusing real brute strength here with fighting ability.
Physics Enemy said on 10/Nov/11
I agree Tom, those guys would get destroyed by Tyson in his prime. They're just meatheads on gear. They don't have real strength like Tyson.
Tom said on 10/Nov/11
You've got to be joking comparing them two to tyson, they're just meatheads, might have the strength physically to lift things, but not to go a round with tyson, well what tyson once was.
Physics Enemy said on 8/Nov/11
Tyson would knock out those guys easily Shaun.
Shaun said on 7/Nov/11
sandeep oberoi says on 5/Oct/11
What soever Tyson height is ,He is the strongest man on planet.

Hardly. Check out Magnus Samuelsson or Mariusz P.
Physics Enemy said on 7/Nov/11
LOL, you definitely owned me Rob; in that challenge and now with Tyson. ;-) I did think Challenger 8 was over 6' 2" on the stadiometer.
Physics Enemy said on 6/Nov/11
He's a bit over 5' 10". His absolute lowest is probably 178.2-3 cm and he just rounds it off to 5' 10". He's a solid 5' 10.25" early afternoon I think. He's got a fair bit of height on 5' 8.25" Rob.
Editor Rob
remember challenger 8 can look half inch taller than he is ;)
LAN Jiao said on 31/Oct/11
"I measured myself as 5ft 10in....I'm a f****** dwarf!"

rob, tyson was laughing @ you as well. lol.. even 5'7 was not consider short enough for a men. i think under 5'6 is from where called short. ben stiller and dustin hoffman had the title.. they are short, but gods is fair to gave them the talen compare to most tall person.. tyson does look 5'10
produce said on 30/Oct/11
I think he was shocked because he thought tyson would be frar bigger, not because hes 5-10 ( or ab bit less).
Physics Enemy said on 28/Oct/11
You're an idiot Marcus, how can you be shocked at a 5' 10" guy? Have you never seen one of those before? I say 5' 10", though I think he's slightly more.
LG69 said on 26/Oct/11
I don't know if Mike had a footwear advantage or not, but he appears to be 2" -2 1/2" taller than Rob. Either way, Mike has always looked about 5'10".
marcus said on 21/Oct/11
He walked by me one time before he won the title, I was shocked at how small he was.
Jamie Foxx's Dad said on 8/Oct/11
Garinho, can you get that photo on here?

garinho says on 21/Sep/11
My dad, who at his peak where 5'9.25, has picture with Tyson, and they seem to be of similar height, my Dad told me that he expected him to be taller, but what really struck him was how thick Tyson was, his neck, his arms, his hands
sandeep oberoi said on 5/Oct/11
What soever Tyson height is ,He is the strongest man on planet.
J said on 27/Sep/11
when you've got a 20.5" neck it really doesn't matter how tall you are
Legend said on 27/Sep/11
Physics Enemy, you got me there XD
Physics Enemy said on 26/Sep/11
No Legend, Glenn is 5' 6.5". He's massive.
Legend said on 24/Sep/11
No James, Glenn is 5'6, 300 lbs. He's a turtle.
garinho said on 21/Sep/11
My dad, who at his peak where 5'9.25, has picture with Tyson, and they seem to be of similar height, my Dad told me that he expected him to be taller, but what really struck him was how thick Tyson was, his neck, his arms, his hands
James said on 20/Sep/11
i don't know glenn is a big guy
Mike Tyson said on 14/Sep/11
He always looked 5'10.5" or so. I would wager a strong 5'10" in the evening
Legend said on 6/Sep/11
[Editor Rob: G might win actually. Tyson would be tricked into thinking he was punching a 5ft 8 man and would keep missing.]
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LOL good one Rob :)
Legend said on 5/Sep/11
@Physics Enemy

No it wouldn't. Tyson would destroy him in no more than 10 seconds.
Editor Rob
G might win actually. Tyson would be tricked into thinking he was punching a 5ft 8 man and would keep missing.
Physics Enemy said on 3/Sep/11
Tyson vs Glenn would be one hell of a flight. Greatest fight in history.
lorne said on 2/Sep/11
Rob can Tyson give off an illusion of being shorter? My dad met him a few years ago, swore up and down he was no taller than I am, even with a footwear advantage he couldn't of been more than a fraction taller.I'm 5ft8.75-5ft9 evenings,so he said Tyson's MAX was 5ft9.25.I do believe he is close to 5'10, I'm just asking you because you met him if he can come off an inch less, since my father is pretty goo with height...
Editor Rob
he measured himself 5ft 10, one of the few celebrities to come out and say it.

I know 5ft 10 men, my Dad was that height and Tyson is not taller in person than how my Dad was, but he is taller than how my Dad is now (just under 5ft 9).
bronson said on 31/Aug/11
Tyson is a badass and doesn't rely on 0.008 of an inch to make up his personality, so it makes sense that he would round down without caring, he's clearly 5'10" with Rob, e mustve been at least 5'11" at his peak
Physics Enemy said on 28/Aug/11
Yes Rob, but that's because:

1) A taller woman emphasizes the difference so her height can get overrated
2) Jenny has a good hair advantage which the typical person won't consider
3) They're going off a rounded 5' 8" for Jenny rather than 5' 8.5" there

So it's easy for Big G to be estimated 5' 5" - 5' 5.5". Still very surprising though, I remember him telling us he thinks he could be 5' 9" instead. ;-)
Legend said on 28/Aug/11
@Physics Enemy

Rob has already said this camera angle favors Tyson a little. Thats how I do the math. In my opinion, he's not 5'10 exactly.
leonari said on 26/Aug/11
G haveing flat hair doesn't help either. But honestly the difference in the first pic btw. G and Jenny isn't enormous. He doesn't look 5'5"...
Editor Rob
to people who aren't as interested in height as guys like us, they have when I show them the photo (which is part of a mockup for something else) have said 5ft 5, 5.5 commonly for the photo (based on all of these people seeing jenny being measured 5ft 8-8.25 range in the flesh, not the 5ft 8.5 sting height).
r3v001 said on 26/Aug/11
Rob were you scared at all giving Tyson that height on your site, I watched his bio and he seems like a nice guy but not if your rude in any way, I could be wrong did he seem to have a short fuse or is that media hype???
Editor Rob
didn't have long enough to see him, but he interacted with people in that shoot from the time I saw him.

He was charging 75 quid ($120) for an autograph at the show...
Legend said on 24/Aug/11
He's not quite 5'10
Vegas said on 24/Aug/11
Physics Enemy says on 22/Aug/11
Yes Sean he's brutally honest, which is why he may well be 5' 10.5" and just round down. OR he's a STRONG 5' 10" last thing at night e.g.) 178.3 cm.
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Physics Enemy said on 22/Aug/11
Yes Sean he's brutally honest, which is why he may well be 5' 10.5" and just round down. OR he's a STRONG 5' 10" last thing at night e.g.) 178.3 cm.

Or he may have mismeasured a touch as he was measuring himself. All of these are possibilities. If he said 5' 10.5" he'd be listed as that; he looks it.
Shaun said on 22/Aug/11
He lives in a heavyweight boxing world where the majority are between 6'2" and 6'7". He is short for a heavyweight boxer.
Shaun said on 22/Aug/11
5'10" flat though if that's what he claims. He would know his own height and seems to be brutally honest about it.
Shaun said on 22/Aug/11
Looks over 5'10" flat, 5'10.5" perhaps.
Physics Enemy said on 21/Aug/11
If Tyson is under 5' 10" then Rob is 5' 7.25". Because that's what I see here, given Tyson has a very slight posture disadvantage compared to Rob.

Rob at 5' 8.25" lunchtime + 2-2.5" = Tyson's Height. That's 179 cm range easy.
Legend said on 20/Aug/11
@Physics Enemy

Why are you dealing in absolutes? Tyson could very well still be under 5'10 which is what I think. Rob even said the angle favors Tyson in this photo.
Legend said on 17/Aug/11
We can't see their shoes. However, I will stick by my 5'9.25 or 5'9.5 max estimate of Tyson.
Danimal said on 17/Aug/11
Physics Enemy says on 12/Aug/11 Danimal - He's learning downwards slightly due to his hand on Rob's shoulder, and he's still got at least 2 inches on a 5' 8.25" Rob. He's no less than 5' 10.5". He's really a fair 179 cm. He'd probably hit 178 cm last thing at night with casual posture. Why are you giving him .5" more than he gives for himself? He has stated his height at 5'10" TWICE recently. He's not over that.
issuetall said on 16/Aug/11
@Matt says on 2/Aug/11
@aaron,

If someone said that 5'10 is short in most west countries, it would only happen in high shcools or universities in there.But considering the whole adult,5'10 is not short, also not tall.
Kostas said on 15/Aug/11
If he is a dwarf, then I am a...wait, what is even smaller than a dwarf?
Danimal said on 13/Aug/11
Rob, do you think it's possible that Mike Tyson is as low as 5'9.5" barefoot?
Editor Rob

I think 5ft 10 is reasonable, but the photographer's position was aiding Tyson's height.
Physics Enemy said on 12/Aug/11
Danimal - He's learning downwards slightly due to his hand on Rob's shoulder, and he's still got at least 2 inches on a 5' 8.25" Rob. He's no less than 5' 10.5". He's really a fair 179 cm. He'd probably hit 178 cm last thing at night with casual posture.
Physics Enemy said on 12/Aug/11
I know this sounds a little delusional but he could be near 5' 11". In this pic he's actually leaning downwards slightly; his hand on Rob's shoulder rotates him downward a little.

Given Rob is 5' 8.25", I'd say Mike has 2.5" on Rob if standing tall. So 5' 10.75" and a strong 5' 11" in the morning. If people are being honest, we'd expect a '5' 10" Tyson' to look shorter than he does here.

He deserves 179 cm I think. He's either mismeasured slightly or taken a casual measurement late at night and rounded it off. Take it to the bank!
5'8.76786 said on 11/Aug/11
Rob, he does look an exactly 5'10 person next to you, what do you think?

If something he might even look a fraction taller, tho eyelevel-wise, he's 5'10 on the spot.
Editor Rob
the photographer took the photo in a way that it made Tyson look taller than he looks in person...
Legend said on 10/Aug/11
He's 5'9.25 max
r3v001 said on 10/Aug/11
I'll just agree with 5'10 out of the same fear I see in Robs eyes! lol! I dont wanna get knocked out!
JBJ said on 5/Aug/11
My dad met Tyson a while back and he says Tyson is 5'9. My dad is 5'10.
Matt said on 2/Aug/11
@aaron, the average heights of men in the countries you listed is not 6'0" except in the Netherland and Dinaric Alps. They all have averages of 5'.11.5" or lower, which is only one inch above American young men. Average in the young male height department is above average overall (compared to girls). 5'10 isn't short. How tall are you?
Dominic said on 26/Jul/11
Will says on 25/Jul/11
Mike Tyson is 5'9 3/4". A weak 5'10" IMO.

Lol @ arguing a quarter inch. Honestly, if he was 5'9 and 3/4 I would just call him 5'10 anyway as I would with anyone else.
Will said on 25/Jul/11
Mike Tyson is 5'9 3/4". A weak 5'10" IMO.
marshall said on 23/Jul/11
thats great thanks rob, i was just wondering as i am 5feet10.5 in the morning and gradually throughout the day i find it hard to hit 5.10. just wondering if tyson was nearly 5.11inches in the morning.
Editor Rob
shrinking 0.7-0.8 inches is pretty typical, 1 inch is possible even at 5ft 10 or 11
marshall said on 22/Jul/11
so does this mean that we say the height we stand at in the morning, during the day, or at night? rob?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't go with morning heights, although there's a few celebrities who have mentioned about being 'such and such' in the morning - in those cases I have listed them 0.5 or0.75 inch less than what they said they were in the morning.
c-mo said on 21/Jul/11
Rob's 5' 8.25". Tyson looks a weak 5' 11" here. I get the feeling he might have done a casual late-night measurement and even rounded down. I believe he could hit 179-180 in the daytime. He says David Haye is '6' 1"' so you can see he's not the type to care about 'tallness'.

I think he's 178-178.5 cm last thing at night after a hard day. So 179cm.

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i agree 100000 %
Physics Enemy said on 20/Jul/11
Rob's 5' 8.25". Tyson looks a weak 5' 11" here. I get the feeling he might have done a casual late-night measurement and even rounded down. I believe he could hit 179-180 in the daytime. He says David Haye is '6' 1"' so you can see he's not the type to care about 'tallness'.

I think he's 178-178.5 cm last thing at night after a hard day. So 179cm.
Sweep The Leg said on 20/Jul/11
I think the pic says it all. the dude is 5'9.5 to 5'10"
Paul said on 18/Jul/11
Rob - Are you sure that you're not slouching in the pic above? I mean, Tyson's arm is around your shoulder, and you're emulating a boxing stance...maybe you're losing a little height because of it. If so, then Tyson could easily be more 5'9" than 5'10".

I ask because Mr. R is pretty convinced that he's 5'9", and he seems to be one of the more reliable sources here.
Editor Rob
in a fair amount of shots on the table he looked taller than he actually was, that doesn't mean he is ;)
Clay said on 17/Jul/11
Mr. R says on 12/Jul/11
Saw Mike in Vegas. He is 5-9.

You never prove jack s*** with your ''sightings'' and 5'9'' is insanity we have concrete proof for Tyson. He's 5'10.
marshall said on 17/Jul/11
Rob, do we really shrink an inch each day? this cannot be true.
Editor Rob
on average about 0.75 inch, but 1 inch more common over 6 foot than under.
tommy said on 15/Jul/11
Also you'll see guys at 5'10 feel they are short where its really just average. Its like anyone under 5'11 tends to claim they are short LOL

yes because a man is annoyed when he don't hit the magic number ( 180cm)
Yaspaa said on 13/Jul/11
Dr.Drea, you're a nugget, of the highest order.
Danimal said on 12/Jul/11
It's amazing how the public believed for years that Tyson was actually somewhere between 5'11" and 6'0", when in reality he was never over a flat 5'10".
Mr. R said on 12/Jul/11
Saw Mike in Vegas. He is 5-9.
Mr. Tempus said on 10/Jul/11
He looks 5'10 in that pic, but i have seen some pictures where he looks shorter
Rob do you think Tyson wears shoe lifts?
Editor Rob
I seen many of Tyson's photos from this day, in the photos he could appear taller than he actually looked - which really to me was not over 5ft 10.

but as I said in the past, maybe he got more position benefit in the photoshoot (in relation to where the photographer stands and shooting in portrait can sometimes elongate things a fraction).
Alex said on 9/Jul/11
Could be 5'10.25 maybe? Rob is a hair over 5'8 and Tyson looks 2 inches taller.

Also you'll see guys at 5'10 feel they are short where its really just average. Its like anyone under 5'11 tends to claim they are short LOL
Alex said on 9/Jul/11
Has 2 inches on Rob. Hes a SOLID 5'10 guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jul/11
Get a glimpse of the shoes we was wearing rob?
LG69 said on 5/Jul/11
I don't know what kind of shoes Tyson is wearing with Rob, but if all things are equal, Mike is 5'10".
George Fergadiotis said on 5/Jul/11
Rob don't you think that in his prime he was around 5ft 11?
Editor Rob
I'm not sure he really would have lost an inch in height by early 40's.
Produce said on 3/Jul/11
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I think in thsi video tyson looks arround 5-10!
Legend said on 2/Jul/11
@Shaun

Do you still think photos are 100 percent proof? There is something funny about this picture.
Shaun said on 27/Jun/11
Legend says on 13/Jun/11
I think he's 5'9 more than 5'10.

Seriously if you can look at the above photo and see less than an inch difference you need your eyes tested. He is CLEARLY not under 5'10" and could pass for 5'10.5" easily.
Dwignut said on 24/Jun/11
He's every bit of 5"10 in my opinion
Clay said on 21/Jun/11
Dave says on 13/Jun/11
Why does he think that he is short? I don't think that 5ft 10in is short at all. It's very average size for a man.

Because his peers in heavyweight boxing are absolute monsters usually? 5'10 isn't short in general but it sure as hell is in the heavyweight fight game.
Legend said on 21/Jun/11
I used to say I was 5'10 morning before I knew how to measure myself. I'm 5'10.25 or a little more now and 5'10 at night. I already cleared that up in the General Height section. However this is about Mike Tyson, not me. I think he's 5'9.5 in reality.
The Horse of FUNK said on 19/Jun/11
You feeling okay there, Jimrique?
Ka said on 19/Jun/11
Mike has a solid 2 in w/ Rob, after subtracting the slight angle advantage. He does deserves the 5'10 listing. That is why even a slight downgrade such as 5'9.75 is impossible, let alone 5'9 range. Even if you don't like the guy, the solid fact remains
Viper said on 18/Jun/11
I don't see this incredible transformation that people say occurred in Tyson before and after his "prime." Furthermore it seems his fans conveniently place the end of his prime right before his first loss. Bottom line Tyson was the same man at 19 he was at 37. He was a classic front runner bully that wilted into a desperate one punch fighter when someone hit him right back and showed no fear. He demonstrated that in his prime vs Douglas and as an older man vs Lewis.
Voiceless dental fricative said on 18/Jun/11
Legend, haven't you said a number of times that you're only 5'10 in the MORNING, which is against the height measuring protocols of this site. I seem to remember you saying about a month or two ago that you were only just above 5'9 at the end of the day.
Legend said on 18/Jun/11
Ka says on 16/Jun/11
Then Rob is 5'7 and 3/4 at best Legend. Man how is it so hard to see Mike at 5'10? Envy?
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No it doesn't mean Rob is not his height from a silly picture, nice try though. And I am 5'10 myself, why would I have envy?
Lenad said on 17/Jun/11
looks 2-2.5 inches taller than Rob
Ka said on 16/Jun/11
Then Rob is 5'7 and 3/4 at best Legend. Man how is it so hard to see Mike at 5'10? Envy?
Legend said on 15/Jun/11
5'9.75 is actually the best guess...
Legend said on 13/Jun/11
I think he's 5'9 more than 5'10.
Legend said on 13/Jun/11
James says on 10/Jun/11
No he didn't he looked a little more than 5'10 with his big footware in that movie. He's borderline tall.
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No in the Hangover Part 2 he looked 5'9. He looked shorter than he did in the first one.
rob89 said on 13/Jun/11
Now here's a guy listed at 5'10 who actually LOOKS a solid 5'10 with Rob! That's pretty rare. There's no significant differences in posture or shoe thickness either. THIS is how a legit 5'10 person should look next to someone 5'8, assuming everything else is equal. Great listing, certainly the shortest he could possibly be is 177 cm or just shy of 5'10.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jun/11
5ft10.25 Rob?
Dave said on 13/Jun/11
Why does he think that he is short? I don't think that 5ft 10in is short at all. It's very average size for a man.
hello said on 12/Jun/11
his 5'11 measurement was with shoes..common practice in boxing prior to the 2000s. Apparently it was because you would be fighting with your shoes on so your height measurement was done with shoes.
James said on 10/Jun/11
Legend says on 3/Jun/11
He looked 5'9 in the Hangover 2.

No he didn't he looked a little more than 5'10 with his big footware in that movie. He's borderline tall.
d wade said on 9/Jun/11
when rob is close to 5,9 in morning than tyson is 5,11 or very close to it out of bed.
Clay said on 7/Jun/11
Legend says on 3/Jun/11
He looked 5'9 in the Hangover 2.

So you're admitting you cant tell height, way to go.
177cmmm said on 5/Jun/11
[Editor Rob: you are right, I'm 5ft 8 and 1/8th :) Or Almost 5ft 9 out of bed ;)]

loooooooooooool
Legend said on 3/Jun/11
He looked 5'9 in the Hangover 2.
TNTinCA said on 6/Jul/09
"Although he is probaly a true sociopath, i do feel bad about what happend to his daughter"

I don't think Mike is a sociopath. I just think he was led astray by many folks taking advantage of him at a young age. Including that douchebag Don King.

If you look at his early days when Cus was still alive, Mike was a very thoughtful and even borderline shy individual. But he became a huge star and fame got to his head. It happens to many. And without good guidance at that time, he ended up where he is now.
John P said on 3/Jul/09
Tyson's morning height is 5 foot 10 and gets to to about 5 foot 9.25 by night due to all hus muscle mass. Trust me i was a big tyson fan back in the day and i even saw him once in new york city. The guys got his issues but can be incredibly intelligent and charasmatic when he wants to be. Although he is probaly a true sociopath, i do feel bad about what happend to his daughter.
Produce said on 1/Jul/09
yes, thats the point. if tyson woldent be a hw-fighter, but just a normal person, who isnt a professionell fighter, he never would complain about his height, because his height is normal for a normal person, but because he has to be the strongest man in the world, he is not glad about it, because for a hw he is doubtless short.
Anonymous said on 22/Jun/09
thanks for agreeing produce. I don't think tyson thinks he's a dwarf. It's just easier to avoid being dismissed for your height as a heavyweight fighter if you take control and dismiss your height before someone else does. I know he's been critical of his own height but that's just to neutralize comments from others saying he's too short.

As for the enforcer22, check out Dan Henderson's page here on celebheights. Here's an example of a listed 6'1" guy who is actually 5'11". If you still don't believe me after that, I can't help you. Sports organizations lie about their players heights ALL THE TIME.
Produce said on 20/Jun/09
you have to remember that frazier ist at least 20 years older than tyson, so maybe he has shrunk a bit now. I dont know if tyson wants to act himself taller, becouse he often stated that he is a dwarf, that doesent sound like faking. But I think 5.9 is abput right.
Rob said on 5/Jun/09
i think he was 5'10-5'11 depending on measurement time during his prime, but at old age the picture with eminem illustrates normal compactment to about 5'9.

i don't think compactment affects athletes as much so i'm more open to the suggestion that he's still 5'10-5'11 while eminem was wearing lifts.

makes sense for an 'artist' who's really just a multifaceted, multi-faced phony.

much respect to iron mike on the other hand. his skeletal frame is very large, probably equivalent to mean average for ~6.4" (3.25 elbow). he developed a boxing style which used that advantage cleverly and changed the sport of boxing in the process.
Dallas said on 28/May/09
I say 5'11 max. In the picture with Lennox Lewis he seemed to be at least six inches shorter than Lewis's 6'5. Either way no matter what height he is he was still a monster in the ring. Really sorry about what happened to his daughter though.
Ztech said on 23/May/09
I can't see taller than 5'9.5
Produce said on 18/May/09
Tyson look maybe 2 inches taller, buth its hard to judge because of the cap and because we dont see the shoet and so on. eminem says he is 5-7.
Produce said on 15/May/09
robert downey is listed here as 5-8. Meanwhile i really think tyson ever wasnt more than 5-9.
mId said on 14/May/09
he is shorter than chuck zito and about the same.. maybe a litle shorter than robert downey jr in that movie black and white or something.. and mike likes big sneakers too.. he is about 5'9. i've always said 5'9.5". but after seeing him besides robert downey he could be less.
Big King said on 14/May/09
Well, 5'10" is a bit downgraded for Tyson but he's not over 5'11".
glenn said on 3/May/09
gfs' post on tyson was the most sensible i ever read.exactly what i have been saying all along.
GF said on 3/May/09
I am going to leave him at what he claims to have measured himself at."

Haha nice one... or else he'll kick your ass! Actually it's possible he could have been a morning height of 5ft 11.5 in his early 20's, but after a couple decades of gravity and his body mass (approx 220 lbs) he lost an inch of that. He's prob 5ft 10.5 in the morning now, and 5ft 10 even later in the day, which is likely when he measured himself not knowing what we do about how gravity influences height daily.
mId said on 28/Apr/09
Boxing Fighter: I don't disagree with anything you say. exept some of the guys you mentioned I belive to actually be a little shorter.. up to an inch at most :) and I think you can atleast theorize about mike in mma.. I mean unlike caouture's fencing skills mike is better than anyone in mma in one aspect of the game. some guys still today only really know one thing well. I'm thinking mostly jiu-jitsu fighters.. and people like 'jacare' seems to get by on that. And yeah.. Fedor Emelinenko is the best.. p4p even.. unlike anderson he almost always fights people bigger and taller than him. my fave 4 that i'll support 'till the end is wanderlei, sakuraba, antonio noguiera and fedor ;) surprisingly saku and wand were eachothers nemesis in pride.. aswell as nog and fedor.. but they were the best.. and fedor still is. the only guy I can see actually beating fedor is brock.. I know I know.. people say he's to green. But no one else can beat fedor exept with a lucky punch. if brock can survive the first attack from fedor and gets it to the ground with him being on top he might very well end it there. look how long fedor stayed under mark hunt.. and even hong man choi landed on top. brock I think will control him with his wrestlig and weight and hammerfist fedor 'til the ref stops it. Fedor is slick on the ground but I don't see him reverse brock from his back and I don't think he'll get the armbar. I'm hoping if they ever fight fedor ends it before it goes to the ground ;) there is no questioning that fedor is the best skilled one of the two even in defeat but brock just has the tools to beat fedor I think. I know you didn't want another novel.. but I'm sorry.. I love discussing mma etc ;) /greetings from sweden.
Produce said on 27/Apr/09
I dont thin Frazier was 5-11. Most say 5-9 peak. I saw a pictur of him with tyson and tyson was taller.
Boxing Fighter said on 27/Apr/09
Mid.
Height is an advantage in fighting sports, but it is not that much.
Lots of excellent fighters have "average" height, Wanderlei Silva, Rashad Evans, Joe Frazier and Victor Belfort are all 5ft11, David Tua and Igor Vovchanchyn are 5ft8. Fedor Emilianenko, to me the best MMA fighter ever, is 1,82m (around 5ft11.5).
Maybe in K1 height makes more difference because of knees, but in boxing, and I can tell you with some experience, height can be a complex issue, for bad and good. Speed and weitgh makes a lot more impact.
In MMA, if the person knows how to fight on the ground it makes no difference whatsoever!!
Tyson was trained to fight boxing, and in the boxing context he owned! To argue about his chances in a fight with a MMA fighter is the same as arguing if Randy Couture would do well in a fencing match.
Davidoff said on 26/Apr/09
He is 5`9, no more.
Donald Ruddock said on 24/Apr/09
Who cares how tall Tyson was?! All I know is he liked my big lips and he make me his girlfriend!
stacey p said on 19/Apr/09
I stood shoulder to shoulder with him in Alfred Dunhills at Caesers palace mall- I'm 5"11 and had on flat boots- I had to look down at him- I would say he is no taller than 5"9- this was his first fight after the Holyfield incedent- My husband was 6"9 - standing behind us he said I was definetly taller- he is as wide as he is tall- I'll give him that
mId said on 11/Apr/09
I know of that video but it just looks so fake.. is he wearing shoes?.. and the angle of the height-chart.. fishy.. I haven't met him but I can almost bet my life he's not 5'11.. he's 5'10 at best in my book. like I said.. he's 1-2 inches shorter than fedor (mma-guy).. and people who met fedor say he's around 5'11.
Steve said on 9/Apr/09
Click Here

27 seconds in. 5'11"
mId said on 30/Mar/09
James: if memory serves he wore big boots and was still shorter by like 0.5-1" I thought?

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