How tall is Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

American former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. In 2005 he said "I measured myself as 5ft 10in....I'm a f****** dwarf!" and again in 2013, "I'm only a small guy, I'm five foot ten" and has also claimed "I was 5'10 1/2".

How tall is Mike Tyson
5ft 8 Rob and Mike @ London Film Con
[Height Comparison Video]
He was coming there to intimidate me but I was like, 'You're 5ft 5in and I'm 6ft 5in — this is ridiculous.
-- Lennox Lewis on Tyson

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Average Guess (281 Votes)
5ft 10.07in (178cm)
dicky curtis said on 28/Nov/20
Tyson looked 1 inch shorter than roy jones
Christopher Chammas said on 28/Nov/20
@Rob, have you watched Tyson facing off Roy Jones Jr?
What’s the difference in height between them two? And has anyone of them lost height? If so, what is the “current” and “peak” height of each boxer?
Editor Rob
I don't know if either has lost anything like 1/4 to 1/2 inch...a few mms? Maybe.

I'd give Jones an edge, but at times could look pretty close.
Tall In The Saddle said on 27/Nov/20
Finally they face off. Mike 220 lbs. Roy 210 lb. Both in socks standing straight enough. Perfect.

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For mine, Roy taller by a few cigarette papers. Otherwise, very close to even. Interesting when guys like Roy, who once carried a high end physique, go somewhat to pot as they age, even more than the average bear. Of course the consequences of steroid usage can also be a factor.

I know with some sports people, the intensity of their time training as a professional actually works as aversion therapy in late life. Training of any form is the last thing they want to do after they've retired or have become semi active in their chosen sport. IMO, as far training goes, it seems middle of the road steadily maintained is best for the long haul of your whole life.
Matt(182cm) said on 27/Nov/20
I grabbed a screenshot of Tyson facing off with Jones Jr. No shoes, face to face, full body side shot. Basically as close to perfect as you can get
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sheldon shortt said on 23/Nov/20
mike recently took a photo with jake paul who on here is listed as 5’10” 1/2” tyson looks 5’9” at most with him
Alexgonzalez said on 22/Nov/20
5’10
Slim 6'1@ said on 22/Nov/20
Solid 178cm
slatestudbrady67 said on 18/Nov/20
Seems about right to me.I'm five-nine (or at least was until some age related shrinkage-I'm 67 )- and Tyson looked about an inch taller than I at my tallest.
Roots4828 said on 12/Nov/20
@Animus, that’s your opinion. But it’s a fact that Tyson was below average in terms of height and mass for a heavyweight and probably even more so for a heavyweight champion. We’re splitting hairs over what is considered “below average” and what is considered “small” or “tiny”.
Slim 6'1" said on 11/Nov/20
180cm out of bed. 178cm before bed 5'10 and 1 eighth
J2Frenzy said on 11/Nov/20
@Animus whether someone is big or small varies based on height and weight. A guy like Tyson, who’s 220-230 at only 5’10 is a big guy. A guy like who’s 6’2-3 but only about 170 would be considered a big guy
Animus said on 11/Nov/20
@Roots4828

Nah, it's just factually incorrect to describe Tyson as 'tiny' even for a heavyweight. Size is more closely linked to weight/lean body mass than height. A 5'8 guy who is in shape and weighs around 200lbs is bigger than a 6'0 guy who weighs, say, 155lbs. Height is obviously not irrelevant to size, it's a component of size, but lean body mass is a more important metric of size, in my opinion. We do have a bit of a verticality bias, I suppose, but if you look at it geometrically, out of three dimensions, two of them are more closely linked to mass and one equals the person's height. Increasing one of those two dimensions will result in a larger volume than increasing the height dimension by the same amount.

Fair enough that you didn't intend anything offensive, but in common parlance it's universally quite offensive when used to refer to people.

You're reaching badly with that comparison. While all things 'giant' are 'massive', not all things 'massive' are 'giant'. So you're argument is fallacious.
Lebron small said on 8/Nov/20
5"10 correctly
Canson said on 7/Nov/20
@Roots428: considering a heavy weight he was undersized. But 5’10” isn’t tiny and I’m 6’4 and change saying that
Roots4828 said on 6/Nov/20
@Animus, “tiny” is a relative term. While somebody may be larger than average it is irrelevant outside of group being referenced. You seem to be projecting your own insecurities onto the word. While I agree that “tiny” can be used in a offensive manner it was not my intention to be derogatory.

On the contrary, “giant” and other adjectives the can be offensive too. Should I accuse you of being disrespectful since you called Tyson’s neck “massive”?
Tyson referred to himself as a “dwarf” because he knew he was small for a man in his sport.
Animus said on 5/Nov/20
@Roots4828

He was not "tiny" by any stretch of the imagination. That's a joke; you must, quite frankly, know next to nothing about the sport of boxing. In his prime Tyson carried 215-220lbs in an athletic frame (meaning with little body fat and well-proportioned; unlike many bodybuilders who have outsized arms or other features incommensurate with their overall frame). In what universe is that "tiny"? For a heavyweight back then that was a very respectable weight. Tyson was considerably shorter than the average heavyweight (I'd say the average was 6'2 or so; most heavyweights back then fell into the 6'1-6'3 range), that is true, but in terms of girth and skeletal structure he was absolutely a legitimate heavyweight. Tyson has a big head with a pronounced brow ridge and strong facial bone structure, he had a massive neck helpful for absorbing blows with minimal damage, a compact, muscular frame, big legs suitable for generating power and stability, and he even had big feet (again indicative of a large frame). While it's true height plays a factor in determining weight class placement, lean body mass is arguably a more important metric to consider and Tyson certainly qualified as a heavyweight on that count.
Furthermore, one should never call another person "tiny". It's disrespectful and frankly a rather inane comment to make about another human being. And... could you pick a worse person to call 'tiny'?

@Realist

Tyson has said that he's ~230lbs these days. Roy Jones Jr said on Joe Rogan's podcast that he weighs 210lbs. Keep in mind, though, that Tyson is not only heavier but also leaner than Jones Jr.
Robin Wolf said on 3/Nov/20
You tryna tell me that you’re 173cm and he’s 178cm? This is never just 5 centimeters you probably faking your own height then...
Editor Rob

Remember people can gain advantage in photos, one person slouches, another could rise up on toes, or is closer to camera etc.

In person Tyson looks 5ft 10.
Realist said on 2/Nov/20
Tyson is 5'10 and 220 pounds I think and Roy Jones is like 5'11 and 205 their fight will be entertaining for sure.
J2Frenzy said on 31/Oct/20
Yeah 200lbs is a lot to carry around if you’re under 6 foot
Roots4828 said on 29/Oct/20
Tyson was a tiny man for a heavyweight boxer though. 6ft barely gets you going in the heavyweight division.
Vincent Caleb said on 24/Oct/20
As listed.
Canson said on 10/Oct/20
@Tall in the Saddle: yea Will does look taller in that one. At the end of the scene it looks less but I wonder if it was footwear. Will looks taller than listed there I’ll admit
Tall In The Saddle said on 10/Oct/20
@Canson

Just based on the vision below, it seems to me Smith appears clearly taller, certainly more than the 1/4" diff. suggested by this site's separate listings. At about the 41 sec mark Will is leaning forward, neck bowed a bit and still looking taller. Smith wore an array of Nike shoes throughout the series, these would've given Will some added advantage over those in average heel. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything else to compare Will and Evander head to head.

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Canson said on 8/Oct/20
@Tall in the Saddle: who would you say is taller between Holyfield and Will Smith? They look almost identical in the one shot when he was on FPOBA
Tall In The Saddle said on 30/Sep/20
Interesting that Evander H. appears more than just 3 and a bit inches taller than Mike in a lot of photos. I think Rob highlighted this before. Even with angles etc. in play, an apparent 3+" is curiously consistent. Posture wise I would give Evander the edge on Mike. Maybe in civilian gear Holyfield wears a bit more heel than Mike. Not sure. I've never really seen Mike wear anything beyond a modest heel.
FriedChicken said on 29/Sep/20
Legit 5 ft 10 in guy. At least in his prime. The guy's 54 years old now.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 29/Sep/20
@Eric
Maybe he was talking within the world of heavyweight boxing. 5'10" was on the shorter side for a HW boxer, even during Mike's generation.
slim 6'1 said on 26/Sep/20
@canson, good point there 178cm flat is probable and very possible
Canson said on 24/Sep/20
@Slim: no telling for his peak height. Maybe he was 5’10 1/8 at his best
Slim 6'1" said on 12/Sep/20
178 area spot on or 5’10,25 upgrade
Eric W. Tam said on 8/Sep/20
Lol at "I'm a dwarf." Clown. YOu're average in most of Western Europe/US, you are under in Nordic countries/The Netherlands, and you are absolute CHad material in SOuth America and East Asia. I feel 6'3 in NY China town and I'm not even quite this dude's height without footwear.
Hoss said on 28/Aug/20
Lava said on 4/Aug/20
Morning: 180 cm
Night: 178.1 cm

Why do you put the 0.1mm on his night height? it makes zero difference
Andrea said on 18/Aug/20
Nothing over 5'10, and it wouldn't surprise me if he's always been a fraction shy of it (and maybe near that 5'10.5 claim in a pair of boxing shoes).
Canson said on 17/Aug/20
@Christian: agreed
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 14/Aug/20
@Canson
Most athletes Tyson's age have already lost more height than him (if Tyson even lost any). I'd say that his height has held up pretty well. He doesn't really need both a peak and a current listing anytime soon.
Canson said on 11/Aug/20
@Slim: maybe in his prime. Today I think he is solid. Meaning maybe

5’11/5’10.25 peak or 5’10 7/8-5’10 1/8
5’10.75/5’10 flat today
Animus said on 10/Aug/20
I don't think he'd measure above 5'10 these days; occasionally, he appears more like a 177cm guy now at 54 y/o. In his prime I think 5'10¼ is quite plausible, probably at least 5'10⅛; meaning he didn't fall below 178cm at night.
Slim 6'1" said on 7/Aug/20
5'10.25
Slim 6'1" said on 7/Aug/20
canson, good to see u back mate, ur 100% safe on here we'll talk to u any second.

as for tyson 178cm area 5'10 with a chance of 5'10.25"
Alir?za said on 5/Aug/20
Canson said on 3/Aug/20

That is interesting. He is very heavy and low body fat for 5'10. 230 lbs and probably %15 body fat. He is heavy as Wilder that he is 6'6.5 inches. And not to much smaller than anthony joshua that his weight is 240 lbs. He has too much muscle and bones like his 20's but I don't know his cardiovascular capacity
Canson said on 5/Aug/20
@Slim: I think it is just this particular picture with Rob that makes him look taller than he really is. Roy Jones called him 5’10 and said that he’s only 1/2” taller himself and Tyson in person didn’t look over 5’10”. Now the question is what was he in his prime? He may have been a hair over 5’10” then. He claimed 5’10.5 before but was that a morning height? Possibly or possibly he was a strong 5’10” who woke up to 5’11” and dipped to 5’10.25” in his prime. He looked 3” shorter than Holyfield more often than not
Lava said on 4/Aug/20
Morning: 180 cm
Night: 178.1 cm
Slim 6'1" said on 3/Aug/20
178.5cm upgrade would be great
Canson said on 3/Aug/20
@Tall in the Saddle: it’s ironic. Now I see him fawning over Tyson lol. He says he will rule. I’ll tell you what. Iron Mike at 54 is in better shape than some athletes in their 30s lol
Tall In The Saddle said on 3/Aug/20
@Canson
Agree. As far as we can judge, they may well just appear basically even in height. So Joshua is calling Mike out also? Funny. Mike back in full focus and demand and I bet he's loving it. LOL.
JustJohnny said on 2/Aug/20
I think he was probably 5’ 10 1/2” peak.
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
@Tall in the Saddle: I’m pumped! And the beers are a given for me lol. I have Iron Mike. I saw Him in action on TV and he still is in remarkable shape. At 54 years old, that’s amazing. Those two will be close in height but I want to see if Jones really edges him in the ring as Rob has them. It wouldn’t surprise me if those two are the same. with someone like Joshua and Klitschko we saw a difference but that Was hard at times. And now Joshua has issued warning shots to iron Mike lol. But I really wanted to see Iron Mike fight Fury. Fury would have the height and reach but Iron Mike is still the man!
Tall In The Saddle said on 30/Jul/20
@Canson

Yeah, I remember you were pumped for a Fury v Tyson match. Just the "face off" in the ring would've been a sight to behold in itself given the size diff.
Should be more or less eye to eye with Roy. Depending on how it goes, a Fury match might still manifest.
Certainly still worth a watch and a good excuse for me to get out for just a "few quiet" beers with some mates. LOL.

Supposedly just an exhibition but IF they get serious and bang on for real, who have you got?
Tall In The Saddle said on 29/Jul/20
@Rob

Sweet. I didn't know Roy claimed 5'10.5". Sounds about right from what I've seen. A new page for yet another famous boxer is a good thing.:)
Editor Rob
A pretty recent claim.
Canson said on 29/Jul/20
@Tall in the Saddle: yea I heard RJ was fighting him and got excited. Too bad not Tyson Fury lol
BavarianPatriot757 said on 27/Jul/20
I think 5'10.5 seems accurate Rob
Sole11 said on 23/Jul/20
You sure he isn’t 5'10 1/2 ?
I don't think he would lie about it
Editor Rob
maybe he got near it earlier in the day like 9.30am
Comment95j said on 21/Jul/20
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Alir?za said on 18/Jul/20
This guy is real Rocky balboa.. He beat a lot of 6'5-6-7 guys
Danimal 176.7cm said on 16/Jul/20
Mike JUST claimed to be 5'10.5" on his newest podcast with William Shatner. Btw, Shatner is turning 90 years old in a few months: Click Here
Alir?za said on 16/Jul/20
He always seems 5'10 5'11 to me. 5'9 or 5'8 are short for him because in a lot of match he didn't look too short next to 6'3 guys.
Canson said on 12/Jul/20
@Editor Rob: did Mangianello look definitively taller than McPartlin in person? I’d have a hard time telling 1/4” difference between two people let alone if I don’t see them together. I know you said Mangianello looked 6’4.5/6’5 range so is McPartlin more 6’4/6’4.5 range?
Editor Rob
Not when he was standing about talking to people...but when he stood at his tallest I think he has a good chance of measuring a bit taller. But it could be quite close in reality, Mcpartlin is very tall, even Jenny commented on that fact when we were queuing up.
184guy2 said on 4/Jul/20
@Rob
Did timelord looked taller than Mangelio ?
Editor Rob
Last I seen Timelord was at a star trek convention, he still looked Ryan McPartlin territory I thought.
Canson said on 29/Jun/20
@JTM: that’s interesting. I’ve agreed with some, maybe even many of Mr.R’s estimates before. He’s a credible poster too. In this case, it’s possible that there was a footwear advantage or that Tyson was not standing his best as my encounter with him left me with an impression of 5’10”. Or he may have simply just been off by a bit. I’ve been off before when it comes to guessing someone else’s height even standing in front of them if they’re not standing they’re best or if I’m giving too little or much to them. It’s usually with someone who’s maybe 6” shorter or taller though and Mr. R is 5’11 and change. Maybe that hair over 5’11” is what made the difference and he could’ve mistaken it for 2” instead of 3cm or so. But with Tyson, There was simply too much height difference with my wife who is almost 5’8” at her afternoon height. She is usually around 5’7.75 and I measured her once recently after she was on her feet all day and she came in at 5’7.5 or a touch over. I usually get near 5’7.75 when I’ve measured her So for him to be 5’9” and that’s how he looks next to Rob in the picture above. I wouldn’t rule out 5’9.75 being somewhat possible today but I really would agree with Rob’s listing. In fact, the picture above could even lead us to believe the 5’10 1/2” claim although Rob quelled that. He did look at least 5’10” with Evander Holyfield who Rob did meet and he looked 6’1”. The encounters Rob has with celebs and the pictures he posts can vary. Often times, the celeb doesn’t actually look as tall as they’re listed next to him so Mike Tyson is an exception albeit not the only one. Larry Holmes on the other hand is in keeping with the norm. He can look as low as 6’2” at first glance but when you study it it’s easy to tell that a guy that age could have lost some height so Rob’s estimate of 6’2,5 today is possible. But other examples include Anthony Joshua at first glance as he can almost appear 6’5” although a closer look 6’6” then you have a guy like Joe Mangianello who can appear a strong 6’4” to tell you the truth so 6’4.5-.75 is a good guess which falls smack dab into the weak 6’5” category where he should be. And there are others. I would really like to see Rob meet Tyson Fury. I think the consensus is that he could be 6’7.5 or 6’7” flat or somewhere in between which most of us believe. Rob mentioned that he believes 6’7.5 is the max he would go for his afternoon height. It’s just finding out where he falls in that range. That would help us determine other guys’d heights. I’d also like to see an encounter with Undertaker if he stands his best. Most people think he’s max 6’6 or 6’5,5-6’6” but then you have outliers of 6’6.5 still. Then 6’5 flat which is an outlier.
Editor Rob

Mike managed to look over 6ft 1 with another con-goer I mentioned before:

The Timelord and Tyson.

If I told you that 11 years ago, in person the Timelord was tall enough that if he were an actor I'd give him over 6ft 4 flat, you'd be scratching your head wondering how the hell Mike managed to look 6ft 1.

For comparison's sake, guys like Ken Mitchell and Shazad are over 6ft 1 flat in person, see them with Timelord.

Heck, Mike even seems taller than Rainn Wilson by comparison...

how did Mike do it?

Well, I saw the photo being taken and Tyson rose up on his toes, and the photographer's position/camera also added height to Mike's side.
Jeffrey Pedal? said on 29/Jun/20
Hi Rob, it may be that today he is near the 230 pounds?
Editor Rob
He could be cutting his weight down a bit these days, being back in gym getting fitter again and losing weight, I'm not sure exactly what he's down to.
Jtm said on 27/Jun/20
I just remember around 2010 Mr.R was arguing to death Tyson was really 5'9.
Jtm said on 27/Jun/20
Canson:Mr.R explains it back in March 2005 page 8.
Tall In The Saddle said on 26/Jun/20
Jamie Foxx is the perfect choice to play Tyson. He's about the same age, possesses sufficient facial resemblance but looks a lot younger with scope to play Mike through the years. Drama, comedy, music, not much this dude can't do.

His physical transformation looks to have gone well, Click Here He said he has no calves or thighs so they'll be using prosthetics to bulk him in that area.

There's always the question as to whether actors opt for steroids for such roles, not least for it taking a lot less time than natural body build up. I always wondered if Will Smith didn't utilise some "extra" help to achieve his physique for the film Ali. His muscles appeared more air filled than natural but it might've just been his natural musculature in response to good old fashioned gym work.

After he played Ali, while Smith didn't look quite as big as he did for the role, he still looked bigger than he was before the role.
Canson said on 25/Jun/20
@Duhon: agreed. It’s no different than Michael Jace playing Michael Jordan and being about 1” shorter if not more. In that movie, Jace was also slightly taller than the guy who played Scottie Pippen from what I saw
Duhon said on 20/Jun/20
5'9" Jamie Foxx will be playing him in an upcoming movie. On camera 5'9" can be made to look pretty indistinguishable from 5'10".
Big King said on 20/Jun/20
Rob, Mike Tyson is more than 2 inches taller than you on this pic. I would say that Tyson is barely 5'11".
Editor Rob
Remember Tyson can look like This in a single photo and then on the other hand, Evander can look like This in a single photo with our old friend 😆
Canson said on 12/Jun/20
Jtm said on 11/Jun/20
Interesting Mr.R claimed 5'10 for Tyson in 2005 then changed his estimate to 5'9.

Did Mr.R actually meet him?
Jtm said on 11/Jun/20
Interesting Mr.R claimed 5'10 for Tyson in 2005 then changed his estimate to 5'9.
Tall In The Saddle said on 11/Jun/20
Yep, the angle on the Tyson Armstrong pic makes it hard to judge and footwear is unknown. I checked for more images/vision but turned up nothing. I wouldn't say Tyson looked taller but one pic is nothing to go by.
Canson said on 9/Jun/20
Jordan87 said on 9/Jun/20
@ MD, the Angle Favors Armstrong, Tyson still would be a bit taller. Tyson also looks taller than Lance in that photo a bit, despite the angle favoring Armstrong. Tyson is still right about at 5'10", he may dip below it throughout the day. In His prime he was slightly over 5'10 at points in the day I'm betting.

I would even take it a step further and say that 5’11” out of bed was a possibility in his prime, but No less than 5’10.75.
Jordan87 said on 9/Jun/20
@ MD, the Angle Favors Armstrong, Tyson still would be a bit taller. Tyson also looks taller than Lance in that photo a bit, despite the angle favoring Armstrong. Tyson is still right about at 5'10", he may dip below it throughout the day. In His prime he was slightly over 5'10 at points in the day I'm betting.
Nik Ashton said on 8/Jun/20
Look at this:

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MD said on 8/Jun/20
Right, and Mike's not 5'10". That's the important part.
Canson said on 7/Jun/20
@Tall In the Saddle: I agree with everything you said!
Canson said on 7/Jun/20
@MD: the angle isn’t the greatest. I wonder how tall Lance actually is but also wonder if Mike Tyson didn’t lose 1/4” or so today.
Editor Rob
The funny thing is as mentioned on Armstrong's page, he used to get listed 5'8" on the old US Cycling...
MD said on 6/Jun/20
@Rob,

He's not 5'10" anymore. With 5'9" Lance Armstrong:

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Editor Rob
haven't seen anything of Lance for many years, but maybe he was 5ft 9.5 after all.
Tall In The Saddle said on 6/Jun/20
@Canson
Based on how he faced up to Mariusz Wach in some photos (which aren't perfectly framed), it is possible that McBride wasn't quite the full 6'6". Interestingly, Wach and McBride were listed 6'7" and 6'6" respectively for their fight. It seemed Wach clearly had more than 1" on McBride and probably an arguable 1.5+".As Wach stood with McBride you'd naturally expect to see Fury hold the same advantage over McBride also.
Canson said on 5/Jun/20
@Tall in the Saddle: those are good pics and the one with Fury and Tyson is indicative of 9+ inches. I wonder about Kevin McBride’s height. He can pull off looking 6’6” at times but he has one of those builds that makes him appear shorter than his actual height. In this pic, McBride is looking down a bit

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Tall In The Saddle said on 3/Jun/20
@Canson

Yep, I wouldn't hold much hope for Mike but if it came off I would still watch.The 9+ inch difference well illustrated in this pic, Click Here

The tallest guy Mike fought was club fighter Kevin McBride listed 6'6" way back in 2005. 38/39 yo Mike's last fight. Here's Mike straining just to look up at McBride. Click Here
Canson said on 3/Jun/20
@Tall in the Saddle: Yea it’d be a very interesting matchup with those two. I’d love to see it lol. The contrast in their styles due to the cultures and eras along with their bodies. Due to the 9+ inch height difference. That’d be the case with other big wrestlers such as Deontay Wilder with Mike Tyson too
Tall In The Saddle said on 31/May/20
@Rob

Yeah on face value you could give Evander maybe 6’2.5” to 6’3” based on 5’10” for Mike. I believe they’re closer in height as other photos have depicted. However it’s interesting that there are more than a few photos in which Mike appears to be dropping height comparable to the photo you linked. Aside from angle maybe Evander is rocking a bit more heel.

Canson stated a possible match with Tyson Fury. Imagine that. Fury wasn’t even born when Mike blitzed Spinks in 91 seconds. Even if Mike had the speed of old there is still the problem of reaching Fury. Mike would need more than 3 rounds to work his way in and his tank would be empty by then.

While I don’t think a legit return is viable Mike is looking more and more cut these days which I suppose is indicative of his commitment to return to the ring, Mike has often said he wasn’t a fan of the required training so I doubt he would be getting himself fit for any other reason.
Editor Rob
In person I'd stick with a good 3 inches between them, definitely not 4 inches.
Canson said on 30/May/20
@Editor Rob: true. Even slightly more due to the camera with Holyfield
Tall In The Saddle said on 29/May/20
I don't understand some pundits waxing lyrical about the possibility of Mike returning to the ring.

Mike came in the best he could be years back and he clearly no longer had the goods. Does he look good in the brief snippets we've seen at age 53 yo? Of course. So does Ray Leonard at 60+ but it's all relative and a far cry from boxing 3 minutes a round for 12 rounds if necessary against a live opponent. Mike's defence was his offence. Mike would gas in 2-3 rounds and then get eaten up. Even big GF said that Mike would risk serious injury making a legit comeback. I actually believe it's just talk and that Tyson is smarter than that. Probably at best he might engage in a friendly exhibition with old foe Holyfield. Still, being the warriors they were, one harder than appreciated punch might lead to another..for god's sakes Evander, at least wear ear muffs. Mayweather is younger and hasn't been out of the game for as long. If Mike really needs to get in there, please call out Floyd, I'd love to see that. LOL.
Editor Rob
Speaking of Holyfield, like Tyson and myself, here is Mike and Holyfield with a greater difference than there is in reality.
Josh Cooper said on 29/May/20
5'9.5" My guess is lower to counteract the people putting him taller. The guy consistently was fighting people much taller than him so it makes sense that he feels like a dwarf.
Canson said on 29/May/20
@Josh Jeffords: there is talk that he’s looking to fight Tyson Fury or Fury is looking to fight him
Nik Ashton said on 28/May/20
@ Sic - You have an interesting name!

@ Damme - Yup!

His 5’10.5” claim is believable!
Josh Jeffords said on 27/May/20
Weird news he is talking about getting back into boxing at 53 so guess we need a now and then.
Clearly we will never know his 90s height never looked close to 5 11, we may see his modern barefoot height.
Sic said on 26/May/20
Mike is an Endomorph,that's why he looks shorter than he Is in pictures where he Is alone,the man Is build like a tank 5'11 and 235 pounds of muscles at 53, he never looks short with 6'1 or 6'2 guys, he lookse short next to 6'4,6'5 guys ecc
Canson said on 25/May/20
@Mickie: agreed.
Mickie said on 24/May/20
I can buy Mike Tyson having been a guy who could measure 5'10.5" for a sports combine that measured quite early in the day. Basically, that would mean he was more of a solid 5'10" at night.
Damme said on 24/May/20
Look solid 5'10.50
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/May/20
A 178cm Tyson looked only around 5cm shorter than Cody Rhodes at the Double Or Nothing event, which speaks volumes against Cody's 185cm listing.
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Nik Ashton said on 20/May/20
@ Jkiller - Yip!
jolli said on 19/May/20
5’9.5. 176 and peak could have been 177 or even 177.5 Looks shorter than 5’10 nex to Rogan (Rogan doesn’t really use high footwear) and most people he has taken pictures with.
Gaspergoo said on 15/May/20
you are hardly a dwarf at 5'10".....maybe compared to guys 6'3" you may feel short but not really....
Canson said on 9/May/20
that’s a common theme on the site. Some guys look taller in a photo or shorter in a photo with Rob
Sic said on 6/May/20
Rob if you are 5'8 he looks almost 5'11 here, he looks 5'10 and 3/4 to me, there Is more of two inches difference
Editor Rob
Tyson looks taller in a photo than he is in person.
Jkiller said on 6/May/20
Mike has always been a decent 5'10 guy
Tall In The Saddle said on 29/Apr/20
@Richie

Yeah, based only on the above photo, Rob's listed height and no apparent footwear diff., I also think Mike looks a good 5'10". It's notable how much Mike has "deflated" in terms of overall size since he stopped boxing. As per the photo, his forearms don't appear much out of the ordinary, not sure if they ever did though.
Cockstride said on 29/Apr/20
Looks just about 2” on Rob.
pov said on 28/Apr/20
Honest about his height, most athletes and celebs would claim 5”11/6”0. I’d give him 5”10.5 peak
Richie said on 24/Apr/20
I would say a strong 5'10", possibly 10.5", he looks to have between two and three inches on Rob.
Canson said on 22/Apr/20
Fezz123 said on 15/Apr/20
You can probably give him the 5’10 1/2” he claims, especially considering he’s bald in the pic.

Hair, for better or worse, adds height.

I wonder if Tyson has the footwear advantage on Rob here
Editor Rob
There's no footwear difference.
Tall In The Saddle said on 22/Apr/20
I never noticed that Mike T. had Ronald McDonald feet. Actually, what's the source for size 15 aside from Mike himself? I recall Ali was a size 15. It's documented (as per auction) that Mike's training shoes were size 13 1/2. I assume the sizing for boxing shoes is the same as regular shoes but I could be wrong. Anyway, for his height, size 13 1/2 is still disproportionally large.
Vick said on 20/Apr/20
5’10 on the dot
Fezz123 said on 15/Apr/20
You can probably give him the 5’10 1/2” he claims, especially considering he’s bald in the pic.

Hair, for better or worse, adds height.
Aidan strong 5'10 said on 13/Apr/20
he wears a size 15 shoe
c-mo176.2cm said on 12/Apr/20
if I am not wrong david tua was listed as low as 5'8.5 in one fight

what I definitely know is that he was billed as 5'9 in a few fights

why would they list a 5'10 man as 5'9 ? in many cases fighters get listed as taller than they are

I wouldnt rule out 5'9 for tua . but I would believe 5'10 too

tua is my favorite boxer btw
Tall In The Saddle said on 11/Apr/20
How tall is David Tua? Good question.

Some have DT as low as 5'9". His body size/width can lend to the impression of his being shorter than he is in reality. However, plenty of in ring footage to compare him against other boxers - vs 6'5" Savon in the amateurs and vs 6'1" and a bit Holyfield in sparring just to name two.
During an amateur contest in '92, after noting an obvious height disparity, a commentator described 19 yo Tua's opponent as nearly 6'1". As to Tua, the commentator began "5 foot ..let's just say he is 5'10", barely!" I'm guessing the commentator was converting metric height listings and wasn't bothered to convert Tua's metric height which was obviously less than 178 cm. If Tua was listed 178 cm the commentator would've just said 5'10" without hesitation. I'm guessing Tua was probably listed as 177 cm at the most - a bit over 5'9.5" - thus the commentator round up, notably qualified by the description "barely" 5'10". Based on visual comparisons, I would say about 5'9.5" is a fair call for the Tua Man.
Christopher Chammas said on 8/Apr/20
@rob
How tall is David Tua?
He seems to be built similarly to Mike Tyson.
Editor Rob
Yeah I'd say similar range to Mike, when he fought Lennox Lewis, his hairstyle helped him seem taller than he really was.
c-mo 176.2cm said on 7/Apr/20
@ Jordan87

what a pointless comment

and it is "you're" not "your" . smart guy
Jordan87 said on 6/Apr/20
@ C-mo 176.2cm

"Daniel Cormier is also 5'10 or maybe even a bit less than that and he was heavyweight mma champion"

Thanks, b/c none of us have ever heard of him. Your Simple Dude.
c-mo 176.2cm said on 4/Apr/20
@ pov

well he is not short . and he has a very big frame too and weighed around 97-98kg in his prime

so taking him as an example that height doesnt mean s*** is nonsense

of course height is not the be all end all attribute but saying that it doesnt mean s*** is not true either .

who has the big advantage : a 160cm 60kg guy or a 193cm 110kg guy ? the answer is clear

even if the 160cm guy would weigh a lot more and the 193cm guy would weigh less the taller dude would still have an advantage

that doesnt mean that short men cant beat tall men . of course they can

5'10 is not short and is actually one of the best heights for fighting because you are tall enough to not have much if any weight disadvantage but at the same time you are more agile and coordinated than tall men and you can close the distance and attack with devistating hooks and uppercuts etc. just like how tyson did in his prime

Daniel Cormier is also 5'10 or maybe even a bit less than that and he was heavyweight mma champion
pov said on 30/Mar/20
Perfect example that height doesn't mean s***. It's only an issue if you make it an issue. Tyson had a presence about him, a fear factor. He'd make a 6'6' guy feel small..
Tall In The Saddle said on 29/Mar/20
Ed E said on 19/Mar/20
I think he needs a downgrade

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I've expressed doubt before as to whether Mike made a full 5'10".

However, the above photo is not a great shot to assess for Mike's current height, not the least for the fact that isn't full length and footwear is unknown. It appears to have been taken at height lower than the shortest guy in the pic which can disadvantage the taller guy. As that photo is framed, both guys are leaning their bodies in, Eminem possibly slightly more so. Where Eminem really loses is the tilt of his head, Mike's is slight but Marshall's is pronounced. Eminem isn't standing as square either.

Imagining M & M fully straight, I would guess no more than 2" adv. to Mike as per the frame and possibly a bit less.
Actually just found another photo taken at the same time. Eminem standing straight has gained some. Probably too much, seems to be stretching for this shot. I don't know who the other guy is in the photo.

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Here's a pic of Eminem, Mike and Kimmel back in 2009. Again, imperfect angle which makes Mike appear at least equal if not a bit taller than Kimmel - many other photos indicate the fact that Kimmel is taller.

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houss said on 28/Mar/20
Rob in the pic with you he looks 180cm or more , how do you explain this
Editor Rob
Posture, camera position or rising up on one foot.
Vick said on 26/Mar/20
Tbh he looks 3 inches taller than Eminem. Maybe he had footwear advantage and Em is leaning a little bit.
Ed E said on 19/Mar/20
I think he needs a downgrade
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Tall In The Saddle said on 18/Mar/20
@Rob

I understand the height contentions re Cruise and Arnie but I thought that a pic with fellow Scot and Icon Sean Connery might've been high on your list, not so much to gage 007's post peak height when he was still standing quite tall but just because it's Sean Connery. Not possible now of course but maybe a few years back. Then again, I don't know that Connery was ever partial to photos with fans but then again that would make a snap with him that much more special.
Editor Rob
Yeah, Sean would also be high up on a list...
Tall In The Saddle said on 15/Mar/20
@Rob

Do the celebs interpret you having these photos just as a fan or do they have any inkling they will be used as a reference to their height? If not initially aware, I wonder if any are put out in any way if and when they become privy to this site.
You've become a bit of celebrity in your own right. Over time when they see you comin' they might just start runnin'. LOL.
Mike's £50 charge doesn't sound cheap but something I'll probably pay if the opportunity arose. Was it just for the one photo? I have a friend who visited Vegas a few years back. They got a photo of Mike pretending to bite their ear. They also bought a boxing glove which Mike signed. I can't remember the exact total cost but I recall thinking it wasn't too bad.
Any, great pics, celebs fully committed, some looking like they've been your best bud for years. Nice.
Editor Rob
Most won't, but of course a proportion will.

One actually went up on their toes a bit when they realised I was standing beside them. I'll spare their name of course, but at another event they said to me they saw my site. 😆 That explained it.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 15/Mar/20
@Rob
Which celebs whom you want to meet and have a pic with them the most?
Editor Rob
I think Tom Cruise is up there with 'Peak Arnie'
Jani said on 14/Mar/20
I think that his peak height was around 179cm and nowadays 178cm.
Vick said on 14/Mar/20
Rob,
Besides height I’m glad your ear is ok
Christopher Chammas said on 12/Mar/20
@rob
Was Mike Tyson more of a 5’9.75-5’10 or a 5’10-5’10.25 in his prime?
Editor Rob
Better chance of 10-10.25
Vinny le beany said on 11/Mar/20
@Rob, how can you have pictures with so many famous celebrities?! Impressive!
Editor Rob
All were for this site, and 98% were 'photo ops' from conventions, so paid for. At the time of this one, it cost £50 for a photo with Mike.
Jordan87 said on 19/Feb/20
Canson, Tall in the Saddle,

Odd you guys are going at it. Honestly you both seem to be more of the logical posters on here so I find it odd that both of you are having at it. I agree with you both more often than not. Weird.


As far as Tyson being short , Its Funny I never read Lennox's comment about Mike Tyson being 5'5 before. Recently, Lennox has stated he knows he fought an out of prime Mike Tyson but felt he still could have beaten him in his prime, just would have been a harder fight for him.

There are varying stories of what happened when Tyson and Lennox fought ( Sparred ) at Cus's Gym back in the early 80's. Lennox stats that Tyson beat him up the first day, and then he Got Tyson the Second day. Others who had witnessed it said Tyson bullied Lewis. Not sure what to believe as both of them are really Heavyweight greats IMO.

Lennox had the physical GIfts and Used them well, his height for sure. Had nice Technique had great power. Tyson IMO was better skilled , and more so than many other heavyweights. He worked hard in the early days and out-trained everyone. Sad what happened. People like to point fingers but give any 20 year old millions of Dollars and watch what happens.
Garth Felske said on 16/Feb/20
In bed, out of bed, on a horse,.. He was closer to 5'9" , However, if anything, it gave him a certain advantage in the ring against the taller guys, as he brought his POWER from below & was a massive uppercut hit artist...Cheers
Vick said on 12/Feb/20
I think he wakes up at 5’11” and drops to 5’10.25”.
Tall In The Saddle said on 9/Feb/20
@Ian C

Just my take on Tyson v Ali. I assume by Clay you mean Ali's first reign OR perhaps up to and including the first Liston fight.

Of course many will point to the Tillis fight and the relative obstacles Mike faced in that match against an Ali type fighter but so much less than Ali himself. Against most ATG HWs I would say Tyson would have to get them out in say 4-5 rounds whilst at his absolute explosive best otherwise Mike's chances drop exponentially thereafter. However, it is of course an each case on it's own merits exercise.

I just came across an interesting and very recent interview with Foreman. Click Here Interesting GF said Ali warned the come backing GF NOT to fight Tyson, Ali qualifying that Tyson can really hit which GF already acknowledged. GF beautifully side stepped the question of WHO WINS between Ali and Tyson by stating that two fighters as great as Ali and Tyson could never exist in the same time, it wouldn't be ordained. Too much talent at the same time.

Not sure, I think GF might've offered an opinion previously favouring Ali vs Tyson. In this particular instance, which his most recent opinion, GF was clearly unwilling to pick either man over the other. Also, I guess if GF deep down felt Tyson would win he might not say so given his broad respect toward and admiration of Ali.

As to GF vs Tyson? Even at the time of his comeback, many felt the match would be analogous to what GF did Frazier. I don't think that is perfectly true, particularly as GF was older and slower, but I see some merit in the comparison.
Ian C. said on 8/Feb/20
Human beings don't come any stronger than Mike Tyson. When he took a break from training he immediately gained weight, whereas Evander Holyfield lost weight whenever he broke from training, because Holyfield relied on weight training to bulk up.

Tyson was shorter than Marciano. How would the young Tyson have fared against the young Cassius Clay? My bet: he would have put Clay down in less than five.
Jordan87 said on 27/Jan/20
5'10" but his hands are huge. Saw him in a video from 1986 hitting the heavy bag a couple days ago. He was so fast and had GREAT Technical Skill. People don't understand how hard it can be to dominate 6'4 men in a sport where you can't grapple or shoot for take downs. Tyson had Amazing Skill when he was right.

Wilder may hit as hard , or harder but Honestly Tyson would present problems for Wilder if he landed shots to the body that I can tell you.
Canson said on 15/Jan/20
@Vick: he didn’t appear Much under 5’10” when I saw him but not over 5’10” either
Vick said on 13/Jan/20
Hi Rob,
Do you think he shrank?
Editor Rob
Nothing major by now, still seems around 5ft 10 with people when he's standing well
Canson said on 13/Jan/20
@Rob: I agree with that estimate
Christopher Chammas said on 12/Jan/20
@Rob, How tall was he in his peak?
Editor Rob
Most people I think would estimat 5ft 10 up to 10.5 as possible...personally 5ft 10 or a little over it I'd say.
Christopher Chammas said on 6/Jan/20
What’s Mike’s height in his prime?
Was this picture taken in the morning or the afternoon or at night?
Editor Rob
After lunch, out of bed Tyson might have been near 5ft 11
emre celep said on 6/Jan/20
mike tyson evander holyfield appeared in a picture 176 cm
Tall In The Saddle said on 5/Jan/20
Patterson was not 5'10". Patterson was taller than 5'10.5" Marciano, 5'11" Archie Moore and 5'10" max. Tyson. Patterson himself was somewhere between 5'11" and 5'11.5"
Harry Sachs said on 30/Dec/19
@Ny how could Mike Tyson be 5'8 kid when the person Mike Tyson is in the picture with is 5'8? People people people.
Harry Sachs said on 30/Dec/19
@forevercoverboybrady66 Your boxing knowledge seems to be limited like most people. Mike Tyson is 5'10. The last 5'10 heavyweight champion was Floyd Patterson. Some people think that Joe Frazier was 5'10 as well. Tommy Burns was also 5'7 and weighed as low as 150 pounds. He he wasn't even a heavyweight by modern standards.
forevercoverboybrady66 said on 28/Dec/19
If Tyson's "small," (and he is),what am I at 5'9",200-205 pounds ? Iron Mike was the shortest heavyweight champ since Canadian Noah Brusso (Tommy Burns),but among the fiercest until James Douglas "Busted" him Feb.10,1990 .
Tall In The Saddle said on 18/Dec/19
@A.Lawrence

True, Mike never claimed 6' directly but back in the day they did inflate his tale of the tape height to 5'11.5" which some people might interpret as 6 feet more or less. I have Mike at 5'10" but suspect he might've been a tad shorter than that.
A.Lawrence said on 17/Dec/19
Rob alot of people think Mike Tyson is like 5'10.5 and 6'0 do u know why this may be?
Editor Rob
He has never claimed 6ft though did claim 5ft 10 range, in person he's not 5ft 11 or over.
Canson said on 16/Dec/19
@NY: I’ve also seen him and he looked 5’10ish. He had a noticeable difference on my wife who is 5’7.75”
goldenitboybrady17491 said on 16/Dec/19
I've never met Tyson,but from the times I've seen him on TV,he appears about an inch taller than I,who am 5'9".(Actually 5'81/2",but at 66 and likely having shrunk a half-inch with age,it fits.)
ny said on 14/Dec/19
I’ve seen Tyson about four times up close and in person throughout the years; the first time about 30 years ago. I was surprised how short he looked. My guess 5’8. 5’9 max.
edwards said on 8/Dec/19
one of my best athletecs and my idol since the very first day i watchd boxing.i am a huge huge boxing fan,tyson was always my idol.i have him at 5'9.75 today and flat 5'10 at peak.
santgr said on 8/Dec/19
Rob please add boxers Jack Dempsey and Sonny Liston. Both were billed 6ft1 but I believe the true mark was half an inch shorter. What do you think of these two?
Aar?n R said on 3/Nov/19
Rob what's your guess on canelo? He's a good boxer. I think he's 5'7.5
Editor Rob
I can see him at 5ft 7.5 maximum, sometimes just 5ft 7
Yang (5 footer 8, 173) said on 21/Oct/19
This famous professional heavyweight boxer champion was probably 5ft 10 around his peak years. Current I would guess him around 5ft 9 3/4 ish based on the pic that I saw him standing next to Famous Mexican American Professional boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. (Known as having nickname Deestroyer) With 5ft 11 quarter range or so. There seems like 1 and quarter half inch differences in their height or so.
Therefore, I would go with 5ft 9 3/4 range at the best for Tyson...
edwards said on 20/Oct/19
@ canson
agreed dude but it is likely that tyson around 50s may have lost 0.25 tho.tho,its not a visible shrinkage
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/19
Rob, could you add Don King?


I think 186-187cm for him personally
FOG_786 said on 1/Oct/19
Looks 5’10 when he was younger and in the photo above however, he looks to me like he could’ve lost a fraction now so for current height I’d say 5’9.5
61kris said on 21/Sep/19
Legit 5’10
Daniel T. Wells said on 17/Sep/19
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Rob, how tall does Freeway Ricky Ross look with Tyson?
Editor Rob
Rick could be a 5ft 5ish guy
Redwing said on 10/Sep/19
Hey rob, mike Tyson has a teenage son I was eh seeing how tall do you think he looks as he seems tall for his age?
Editor Rob
Could be over 6ft1
Canson said on 1/Aug/19
@Edwards: maybe today if he’s lost height but it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s still 5’10 flat. Years back he looked around that. 5’9.75 is the lowest I could’ve guessed
edwards said on 30/Jul/19
he was honest when he claimed 5'10,he is any honest example of honest 5'10 ,i can buy 5'9.75 now personally.
MD said on 29/Jul/19
With 5'9"ish (mostly likely shorter) Sebastian Maniscalco:

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jordanft19 said on 23/Jul/19
5'10 on the nose nowadays. 5'10.25" back in his early boxing days i'd say.
Peter175 said on 10/Jul/19
Rob he does a lot of conventions still. One of my friends meet him last year.

I'd post the pic but I'd need to get his permission. Don't know his exact height but he's around your height (174 or so) but the pic is straight and mike tyson looks at least 5'10, maybe 5'10.5.

Anyway I'd like to see your friend Josh with him since they're around the same height supposedly.
Editor Rob
Josh looks taller than Tyson in person.
c-mo said on 25/Jun/19
but he didnt even look short next to his opponents . I dont know why some people say that . he never looked short next to other heavyweight boxers
Boxing fan 07 said on 18/Jun/19
I say 5’10” possibly 5’10.25

He is not short. Just looks short next to dinosaur sized heavyweights
movieguy12 said on 17/Jun/19
It's amazing the way he was able to intimidate much bigger men. When he was fighting I can't remember anyone saying he was small though. He was a very powerful looking man.
Canson said on 30/May/19
180 would’ve made him 5’11”. He claimed to only be 5’10 1/2” and 5’10” flat before so he wasn’t 5’11”. He looks about 5’10” in person
K.A 188 said on 26/May/19
Probably 180 cm when younger. ...
He never seemed short.
Canson said on 1/May/19
He may be under the mark but if it is it’s by maybe 1/4” today. 10 years ago he was still 5’10” imho
Vick said on 29/Apr/19
I’ll settle on 5’9 7/8”
Canson said on 22/Apr/19
Tyson has always been 5’10” range. He was 3” shorter than Evander Holyfield at their peaks. He was always listed 5’10 as well and claimed it
Salvatore said on 22/Apr/19
He recently had back surgery so he might be shorter but in his prime(80s&90s) he was 5'10 and change because when he had his shoes on the boxing commission measured him at 5'11
Salvatore said on 22/Apr/19
He recently had back surgery so he might be shorter but in his prime(80s&90s) he was 5'10 and change because when he had his shoes on the boxing commission measured him at 5'11
Vick said on 15/Apr/19
He is not a full 5'10. He is 5'9.75"
Canson said on 12/Apr/19
I doubt Tyson wears lifts. He is a legit 5’10” guy and peak I wouldn’t rule out a hair over. Maybe at worst he’s a hair under today
Lawson said on 9/Apr/19
Rob how will you ever know what mikey stuffed in his shor. Maybe a 1/4-.5" insole. Anyhow looks 1.5-1 3/4" taller than you. I'd guess mike at 5'9 3/4"
Editor Rob
Tyson seems the last guy you'd imagine wearing lifts!
Vick said on 7/Apr/19
Hey Rob, is it time for a downgrade to 5'9.75.
Editor Rob
I'm not sure today if he is that short.
Canson said on 3/Apr/19
@Lawson: I was saying that the celebs in their pics with Rob can look taller or shorter than Rob lists them or than they are in person.
Lawson said on 2/Apr/19
@Canson
What the hell are you talking about in recent post??? Don't understand what you meant
Canson said on 27/Mar/19
Tyson is taller than 5’9.25. He looked the full 5’10 in person and perhaps over in Rob’s pic although that could be how some of those guys look as some are taller or shorter than normal in those pics
Lawson said on 25/Mar/19
I think tyson wearing some sort of extra heel OR lift to match his cowboy belt in this pic because i truly believe he is max 5'9 1/4"
Lawson said on 25/Mar/19
Why does it look like a little more than 2" difference between you two, yet Tyson with 50 cent in almost every pic online looks 3" shorter than 50 cent??? He looks 5'9" next to a 5'11 3/4" 50 cent in all pics on the internet. Whats going on????
Editor Rob
Camera, posture, position can add or reduce differences.
Lawson said on 25/Mar/19
Rob, I have a question..were the footwear in the pic equal? Because all over the internet pics of Tyson and Kanye West show Kanye being 1.5" shorter than tyson. Does that make kanye 5'8.5"?. And also pics of tyson and bobby brown (bobby listed here as 5'10") showing mike 2" shorter than bobby. Whats going on here???
Editor Rob
Mike's height varies. In recent years he can look 5ft 9.5 to 10 and change I feel, but definitely in person he is near 5t 10, at least back when I seen him (and footwear was very close).
cm554 said on 19/Mar/19
How tall you think Henry Cejudo is? According to UFC he’s 5’4 but he looks 5’2-5’3 with Mike Tyson.

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Editor Rob
I'm not sure he looks much under the 5ft 4 really, he holds up not too bad with Mike, well, more than a 5ft 2 guy might do.
Vick said on 19/Mar/19
Hey Rob- do you think today he will measure 5'9.75 at night?
Editor Rob
Today Tyson might fall a little shy of that mark, but in his 30's he probably didn't really fall under 5ft 10
'Annonymous' said on 16/Mar/19
Hello Rob! I do not want to be obtrusive to you, but I still believe in 5'10.25" for Mike. Mike looks taller than Steve O:
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Mike has a little thicker shoes, but remember that Steve has hair and Mike is bald. Similarly, seeing Mike next to Mario Lopez, he looks easily more than one inch taller from him:
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In this case it's the same, Mike has a little thicker shoes but Mario has hair and Mike is bald. Besides, Mike just does not look like a four-inch shortet than Simon Rex:
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Here Mike next to Abigail Breslin (pay attention to how high her heels are):
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Mike next to Dalip Singh does not look as short as usual 5'10" despite the fact that Dalip stands closer to the camera:
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I will mention it again, seeing Mike next to Sugar Ray Leonard in 2012 I can not believe that there was only one inch difference between them:
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Mike met Vin Diesel in 2006, unfortunately their shoes are not visible but I would not be surprised if Vin had thicker shoes than Mike:
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Mike in 2003 alongside Brian McKnight did not really look 6 inches shortet from him:
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I looked at him a lot alongside Donnie Yen. At one of the events Mike looked at least 4 inches taller from him:
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Here is a picture where Mike has a worse posture than Donnie:
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And again in other event, Mike looked easily 4-inch taller than Donnie:
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It is very possible that Donnie had a little thicker shoes on this event than Mike, here you can better take a closer look at their footwear:
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Rob, I know that zone 5'10.5"-5'11" could be a little too high for him, but you said you understand the estimates 5'10.25". From everything I've seen, I just think that 5'10.25" would be the best option for Mike. There's a chance Mike might lose some height in the next few years... Rob, is there any chance you'll give him a peak height 5'10.25" in the future?
Editor Rob
It's not offensive to estimate him as between 5ft 10 and 10.5. personally I can see the argument for it.
Axel said on 15/Mar/19
I think he's 176 cm currently. He doesn't look an inch taller than Khabib; and he even looks smaller than GGG who's 176.5 cm according to this website.
Jordan87 said on 14/Mar/19
@ Rawdshaq,

Snerhag said " 5ft10 is tiny to the average girl out there"

He didnt mention anything about Boxing. He was Speaking in General. So learn to read next time.
rawdshaq said on 11/Mar/19
Calm the f*** down everybody, Snerhag just said he was small, which he is for a heavyweight. There is no doubt he was the baddest man on the planet though
Jordan87 said on 11/Mar/19
@ Christian 6'5 3/8",

What would happen to Snerhag would be great for us to all watch....Bad for him of course lol
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Mar/19
@Jordan87
I know, I'd love to see Snerhag call Tyson "tiny" in his face and tease about his proportions, and see what happens, lol.
Jordan87 said on 8/Mar/19
@ SnerhagAip777,

Tyson is a tiny guy? Ok In his prime, and even now ( At age 52) he could knock you out and walk away with your girl and there would not be a single thing you could do about it ( Until you regained conscious). Yes, there would be suing and all that.....But Tyson would take your girl right in front of you and you couldn't do a thing about it besides wine and cry. Internet Tough guy lol
edwards said on 8/Mar/19
i dont wanna sound daft but i personally think 5'10 is above average atleast in the us if you include all races,i personally think average height is 5'9 or dot.6 feet is start of tall here in states @ rawdshaq true dude, well said
edwards said on 8/Mar/19
i personally think he is 176 cm currently
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/Mar/19
@c-mo
Actually Cormier's the current heavyweight champ, not light heavyweight anymore.
c-mo said on 5/Mar/19
rawdshaq said on 2/Mar/19
There is a joke that goes around that girls only date guys 6 feet and over, but real love wouldn't do that to you, lol.

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it's complete nonsense . I am 5'9.25 and had many women being attracted to me lookwise . same applies to many other men below 6'0

and btw :

5'10 is not short at all

it is solid medium height . obviously it will be short in the heavyweight division but thats another story alltogether

also something to remember is that there have been several fighters around 5'10 in the heavyweight division who were really good and beat a lot of tall guys . like Rocky Marciano , David Tua , James Toney , and of course Mike Tyson . some more probably who I cant think of at the moment

Daniel Cormier is also around 5'10 and is mma champion in the light heavyweight division

it is even possible that some of these supposedly 5'10 guys are a bit shorter than 5'10 especially David Tua

5'10 is a good height for sure
rawdshaq said on 2/Mar/19
There is a joke that goes around that girls only date guys 6 feet and over, but real love wouldn't do that to you, lol.

Also Mike Tyson only calls himself short because the average height of a heavyweight boxer is like 6'3" so he's always towered in the ring.
Canson said on 1/Mar/19
@Guest66: there are some 5’10” guys out there who look tall at that height. Tyson looks no less than as well as Duane Martin who can give off an even taller impression than 5’10” due to his build
Fisticuffs said on 28/Feb/19
@SnerhagAip777, the average girl is 5'3"-5'4". From her perspective she's gonna think 5'10" is tall, lol
James Brett 172cm said on 23/Feb/19
5ft10 is certainly not short for a man it’s average or even upper average in some situations
Guest66 said on 20/Feb/19
@SnerhagAip777

What are you talking about ? Straight up nonsense.
SnerhagAip777 said on 14/Feb/19
5ft10 is tiny to the average girl out there. Especially if you have Mike Tyson tier proportions. Literally 7 heads tall, maybe even less. That's incredible. Tyson is a tiny guy.
Dan the can man said on 12/Feb/19
Rob, I think Mike is in need of a dramatic downgrade. Check the evidence Click Here
Jordan87 said on 11/Feb/19
Zimi he is more than an Inch taller than Rogan. Why do I have to tell you this about a picture you posted? Try Again.
Zimi said on 2/Feb/19
Tyson looks an inch taller than Joe rogan who you have listed at 5’7 and who claims to be 5’8. What do you think about this Rob? - Click Here
Editor Rob
Don't rule out the smile on Joe's face hiding the fact he is rising up on his toes a bit.
Miguel Calado said on 27/Jan/19
in this picture with rob, if they're wearing similar shoes, mike's EASILY 5ft10.
Canson said on 27/Jan/19
5’9.5 is possible today but he was at least 5’10 peak
5'10 bigwoii said on 17/Jan/19
No way he was ever over 178cm... he has been listed as 5’11 5’11.5 I should note the just today on his pcture posing with Joe rogan for the podcast... It’s up on Joe’s instagram. He barely looked 2 icnhes taller, maybe two inches taller becaus Joe had his head straight and he had it slightly bent forward, and Joe probably had shoes that adds an inch to his height lmao... Let’s say Joe is 5’7.5 172cm and hhe mike is at least 5’9.25 176cm... I’d say 178 is pretty acurate though, he could have been 179 or 177cm, but I believe 177cm is more likely. Mikey Height debunked.
FrankR1 said on 13/Jan/19
Mike Tyson has been listed as being as tall as 5’11.5”, but I seriously doubt that he was ever taller than 5’10.5” (peak). Tyson has suffered with arthritis in his feet since the mid-2000s, and he might be 5’9.5” today.
edwards said on 7/Jan/19
probably a strong 5"10 at peak.maybe weak 5"10 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/18
Rob, how tall do you think Don King was?

He’s listed 6ft2 but that crazy hair definitely added a bit. I think at least 6ft1 though
Editor Rob
He looked over 6ft in his prime for sure, near Ali he could look 6ft 1-2 range at times, but other times maybe 6ft 1 was possible.
Canson said on 14/Dec/18
@Matt99: if he were to drop below which is a big IF, it’s to maybe 5’9 7/8. The most I could see is a solid 5’10 to 5’10 1/8”. He would in theory be about 2” taller than Rob. I’ve noticed in some pics with celebrities, the difference with Rob looks less or more than it actually is. Generally it looks less but in a few isolated cases it has been more over the years
Gracian said on 14/Dec/18
I still honestly believe that Mike really is 5'10.25". His photos next to Sugar Ray Leonard from 2012 really show at least a 2 inches difference. Here's another picture:
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Rob, you met Sugar in 2013, a year later, I just can't believe that the difference between them is just one inch! Here are the pictures of Mike next to Claudia Wells from 2007, Claudia even with high heels looked at least 4 inches shortet than Mike:
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Here is another photo of Mike next to Evander from 2014, in this picture the angle of the camera is more favorable to Evander, however, Mike still looks like a maximum of 3 inches shortet from him:
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Mike once appeared next to the giant Sun Ming Ming, The Rock and Chris Tucker too met him. Compared to them, Mike did not look as short as the usual 5'10" next to Ming Ming. Here's the proof:
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Here Mike next to Ed Helms, Heather Graham and Bradley Copper, remember that Mike is bald and they all have hair:
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And here his photos next to Brian McKnight in 2003, if McKnight was a 6'4" guy, Mike just did not look as short as the usual 5'10":
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The more I saw, the more figure strong 5'10" (5'10.25") seemed closer to the truth for Mike. Rob, please give Mike a 1/4 inch upgrade again. Figure 5'10.25" looks like the best fit for him.
Editor Rob
Early in the day he might have measured 5ft 10.5, like 9am, but I do think he was honest when he said he measured about 5ft 10.
Anonynon said on 13/Dec/18
Calls himself a dwarf at 5'10"...
James Keffer said on 12/Dec/18
Click Here: He looked shorter than Eddie Murphy, but other than that, he looks 5'10 or at least 5'9 and a large fraction.
michael loughrie said on 12/Dec/18
Mike Tyson could be 5' 3" and still be the greatest boxer ever.
Bwk said on 20/Oct/18
Looks a little over 5'10" here.
Matt99 said on 17/Oct/18
He looks a strong 5’10 here, 5’10 1/8-25, I doubt he drops below tbh.
Canson said on 14/Oct/18
I doubt he’s much under 5’10” if at all.
joshjeffords said on 10/Oct/18
Meh still say under 5 10 he always looked shorter.
Now he looks maybe barefoot 5 9 or even less.
MIKESOWELL said on 2/Oct/18
Five foot ten is average, but it's short for a heavyweight fighter in the modern era.
Canson said on 30/Sep/18
5’10 is above average for a man
Mell said on 28/Sep/18
Is 5'10" on a man small considering that the average height of American whites is 5'10" (disputed)?
Gracian said on 27/Sep/18
@Rob:
By accident, I sent one wrong photo, I did not want to send it: Click Here
In this picture, Mike stands next to his likeness, I wanted to send this photo Mike next to Evander from 2015: Click Here
I also found two old photos of Mike next to Evander:
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Here are even more pictures of Mike next to Evander from 2014, I think the difference between them really is not bigger than 3 inches:
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Rob, most people in the comments agree that 5'10.25" is better for him, even the average votes give him a little more than 5'10". Okay, case for Mike measuring 5'10.25" range is now ready. Rob, did you see his photos alongside Simon Rex, The Undertaker, Howard Stern, Donnie Yen, Evander Holyfield, Pamela Anderson, Bobby Brown, Claire Sinclair, Robin Givens, Gwendoline Christie, Sugar Ray Leonard and his comparison I made with him and Cristiano Ronaldo trough the fact that they both met Jerzy Dudek and all of his other photos alongside other people which I sent earlier?
Editor Rob
Yes, I've seen a lot of photos of Mike with people and can see how 10.25 is possible.

As I say, in person though he wasn't a big 'over' 5ft 10 man (even though he can look it in a photo with me).
Canson said on 25/Sep/18
@Cmillz: avg is skewed. Best is to use an avg over 8 hours starting maybe an hour or so out of bed. If not then maybe an average could be 5-7 hours out of bed so while not extreme low, it’s close to a normal low
Gracian said on 24/Sep/18
Rob, if I can, I really want to make a case for Mike measuring 5'10.25" range. Here are Mike's pictures next to Simon Rex, Simon has the advantage of shoes and the hair's advantage over Mike, and even with his hair and shoes he does not look like a 4-inch taller than Mike:
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I think the 4-inch difference between Simon Rex and Mike is just too much... I also found another comparison, Polish footballer Jerzy Dudek looks taller than Cristiano Ronaldo:
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Rob, I remember when you said that Jerzy looks closer to 6'2" than 6'1" and here is a photo of Mike next to Jerzy:
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Here is a photo of Mike next to The Undertaker from 2012:
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Here is a photo of Mike next to Howard Stern from 2014:
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Mike looks about 4 inches taller than Donnie Yen:
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Here are some good comparisons between Mike and Evander Holyfield (photos from 2014 and 2015):
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I also found Mike's photos alongside Pamela Anderson from 2016, it looks like Pamela has a big heels advantage over Mike, but even then she looks a lot shorter than Mike:
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Mike looks taller than Bobby Brown:
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Mike looks a lot taller than Claire Sinclair even when she is wearing high heels:
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Here is a photo of Mike next to Robin Givens from 1988, Robin has a large hair advantage over Mike and a large heels advantage over Mike:
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Mike next to Gwendoline Christie (Gwendoline is wearing very high heels, if we took her heels advantage over Mike, it would make him over 5'10"): Click Here
His photos alongside Sugar Ray Leonard from 2012 really show very big differences between them, just an inch is definitely not enough:
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I can believe that Mike measure 5'11" out of bed. I can also believe that his 5'11.5" measurement was in shoes. Rob, I think 5'10.25" would be the best list for him.
cmillzz said on 21/Sep/18
I think taking the average between your morning, afternoon, and evening height would be pretty fair.
cmillzz said on 21/Sep/18
If by morning height you mean the literal 10-20 seconds out of bed measurement, while still valid, it really isn’t a height that should be claimed. I can’t even hold my maximum morning height for a minute, and most people are seeing you after you’ve been out of bed for an hour or more, and by that time you’d have shrunk a pretty good amount (at least I do).

But yeah, nobody is really seeing you at your out of bed height except for family or spouse.
Batistataker said on 20/Sep/18
5ft 10 ¼ (178.4 cm)
Zampo said on 13/Sep/18
Tyson, I'm sure definitely measured a strong 5'10 in the late 80s. Maybe more a 5'10 1/8 (178.1 cm) but 5'10.25 was indeed possible.

@Shane, that's why I'm not a fan of the phrase "legit". Imagine telling someone who measured maybe 5'10.25 in the morning (has no idea about height loss over the day) that they are not 5'10 when there is proof they measured the mark. Obviously within celebheights it's fine but I hope forumers are not calling out those in real life.
saltyfish(177cm) said on 10/Sep/18
Big rob, What would you give Dana White based off this video? It shows Tyson and Dana walking in together. I think Dana white could be 178-179cm.

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Editor Rob
Dana might edge Tyson out.
RP said on 8/Sep/18
5’10-1/4” barefoot & 5’11-1/2” in sneakers. That’s why he got the 5’11-1/2” billing most of his career in the ring.
Declan Mclean said on 16/Aug/18
a Solid 5,10 MAN
Agent Orange said on 13/Aug/18
Ron
Could he have been 5’11 peak?
Thanks
Agent Orange
Editor Rob
I would be surprised, given Tyson was honest enough to say he measured 5ft 10.
Shane said on 13/Aug/18
@Canson: lol bro. Any height a person can stand up and measure barefoot is legit! How is not legit if you stand up and measure it? If you measure it you are that tall. The tape dont lie my friend.
Nik said on 1/Aug/18
Strong 5'10"!
Canson said on 21/Jul/18
@Rob: you could be right that he was in his prime. But now he isn’t over that mark for sure. He wasn’t 10 years ago
Jodye said on 19/Jul/18
Are we talking about heights with shoes on or barefoot?
Editor Rob
All heights are assumed as though the person was measured barefoot, several hours after being awake.
Gracian said on 19/Jul/18
@Rob:
I still honestly believe Mike deserves an upgrade. He looks over 5'10" alongside Dave Bautista: Click Here
The best argument is his photos alongside Sugar Ray Leonard from 2012: Click Here
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You met Sugar in 2013 personally. Mike looks even 2 inches taller than Sugar. Please, Rob, give him an upgrade to 5'10.25" it really looks like a fair rating for him.
Editor Rob
10.25 is a figure many would give him. I haven't exactly ruled the possibility out, though in person I wasn't convinced he looked over 5ft 10.
178.5-179 night said on 13/Jul/18
@myself - at 178.5 - 179 I’m taller than most guys, your friend is right
Canson said on 13/Jul/18
@Tall in the Saddle: the absolute lowest he would’ve been in 2008 or 2009 when I saw him was maybe 5’9.75 but I could buy 5’10 easily. Next to my wife who is 5’7.75 he looked a good 2” taller and still looks 2” next to Rob. If he’s much less than that it would have been inside of the last 10 years
Tall In The Saddle said on 12/Jul/18
Still not sold on Tyson at a solid 5'10". Here is Mike with Eddie Murphy who this site lists at 5'9.25". I might give Murphy a bit more than that - say 5'9.5" but not 5'10". At any rate, for the better part of the clip Murphy appears slightly taller otherwise there are moments where Tyson might appear equal
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Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Jul/18
@Gracian Maybe Mike measure at 5'10 1/8 (178.1) as 5'10 is only 177.8cm that gives you impression he is 1/4 over listed height here.
Ian C. said on 4/Jul/18
If you go to YouTube you can find a video montage of Tyson knocking men out, which will give you a quick, clear understanding of just how violent boxing is. What is amazing is that anyone had the courage to get in the ring with Mike Tyson, knowing in advance that the fight could only end with his concussion. Would you let somebody that strong hit you in the chin for fifty thousand dollars? Not me. It would be easier to go to law school.
Canson said on 20/Jun/18
@Emil: legit would mean he doesn’t dip below. But I actually give the benefit of the doubt at 5’9 7/8 as legit but to be technical dipping under means it isn’t. My definition of legit though is 7/8-1/8. I think saying “about 5’10” for Tyson suffices as he could still be 5’10” flat or hair over or less. He’s not much less than that though I agree and in person he still looked 5’10 next to my wife who is around 5’7 3/4. The worst case was 2” diff between them but with Rob he looks a comfortable 5’10”.
Gracian said on 17/Jun/18
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Besides, Tyson next to Vitali Klitschko who is 6'7" does not look as short as usual 5'10". He looks over 5'10". Here are the pictures: Click Here
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You said 5'10.25" was never rule out of the question for him. Rob, did you see enough to give him a quarter inch upgrade, now?
Editor Rob
I don't know, in person I've seen people in 5ft 10.25-10.5 range who are taller than Mike looks in person.
Johnson said on 14/Jun/18
I know he is not but with Rob he looks 5'11
Canson said on 14/Jun/18
@Emil: I would say if they drop below at an extreme maybe still legit. However I think someone who falls below normally to say 5’9.75 isn’t legit. Legit would mean they maintain the mark at a low imho. 5’9 7/8 is kinda where I draw the line
Emil said on 14/Jun/18
@Canson

he might drop a tiny bit below 5'10 at his normal low, but he's a legit 5'10 for sure
Gracian said on 13/Jun/18
Rob, in my opinion, Tyson really should get an upgrade. I think 5'10.5" may be debatable for him, but not impossible, So I understand why you are not sure about this option. Tyson said both 5'10" and 5'10.5" so something between the two numbers may be perfect for him. In the photo with you, he looks 5'10.25"-5'10.5" range. Mike really looks a little over 5'10 "and there's evidence.
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Mike really looks over 5'10". Rob, you said 5'10.25" is possible for him. Will you give him an upgrade now?
Editor Rob
10.25 isn't ever ruled out.
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
@alan94400: not sure he’s only 5’9”. He looked 5’10 in person still in the late 2000s. I wouldn’t put him below 5’9.75 then next to my wife who is 5’7.75 at a low. Next to Rob who met him a year or two after we did he looks comfortably 5’10. But since then there’s possibility of height loss since it’s been nearly a decade since Rob met him
Canson said on 11/Jun/18
Tyson is still likely near 5’10 today if not a full 5’10”

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