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 (238 Votes)
5ft 10.09in (178cm)
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

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

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
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
Besides height I’m glad your ear is ok
Christopher Chammas said on 12/Mar/20
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.
Tall In The Saddle said on 24/Feb/20

I did move on. Now you post again, FALSELY. I will reply. Then I will move on as I already said.

NO, 10 July 2018 is NOT the post you replied to. You replied to SACHS post dated 25 Jan 2020, your reply containing your so called "defence" of me.
SACHS post did not cite repetition in the above post of 25 Jan 2020, rather, he baulked at my having and maintaining an alternative opinion and anyone who cares to read the rest of it will clearly see it was a TROLL post. That's the post you said you replied to and didn't agree with, ONLY to later suggest that you did agree with it.
As to the actual SACHS post of 10 July 2018, NOTABLY it was one of THREE posts made on that same day by Sachs, and YOU made TWO posts yourself on that same date, you made no reference to or mention of Sachs comment re me to Sachs or myself. After only 7 posts from myself from May to Jul18, Sachs stated in his post that I was "repeating the same dumb wrong information" (he's a real wordsmith, isn't he?). I clearly was NOT repeating myself, read the posts, Sachs was simply baulking at my est. of 6'3.5" for GF. And finally, one of SACHS posts on that same date ACTUALLY attributed comments made by Jordan87 to me. Oh, what the heck, here's the post:-
HarrySachs said on 10/Jul/18
Canson is Tall In The Saddle wants to believe Foreman was 6'3 1/2 or 6'4 and Larry Holmes was teh same just let him. No matter what information you give him he will find something to type. I told him that back int the 70's there was numerous heavyweights 6'3 plus fight. You know what he did? He kept bringing up heavyweights Ali fought in the 60's. I don't think he is smart enough to know the 60's and 70's are two different decades.
Sachs (THE common denominator for issues with other posters) was having a set to with Jordan87 on the Ali thread at the same time re the size of HWs Ali fought. Smart enough? What an idiot. He didn't even know who said what, his true accent only being on playing the role of a troll, calling in someone else's comments to "justify" his "opinion" of me. And that is someone you constantly choose to reference and align yourself with?
Like I've just said on the GF thread, quit while you're behind. Sachs is a TROLL who has curiously gone MIA.
I am good to move on, which I clearly said before.
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

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
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
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
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.


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

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
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
Could he have been 5’11 peak?
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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
I still honestly believe Mike deserves an upgrade. He looks over 5'10" alongside Dave Bautista: 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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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

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”
alan94400 said on 10/Jun/18
Its impossible to compare Iron Mike and Rocky Marciano...ok they are SAME HEIGHT...but Tyson's Reach is good ....a strict 71" (2 inch over is height...its usual average for 5'10"men)....Marciano had a true reach Handicap with 66 or 67 average of a 5'3" little man !..
alan94400 said on 9/Jun/18
Now in 2018 or in 1995 he losse one inch (elasticity of intervertebral disks less efficient after 48/40 years old Iron mike barefoot stand 5'9"...maybe 5'9 1/2" no more
c-mo said on 6/Jun/18
my guess for Dana White is 180cm out of bed and 178cm at night . so all in all around 179cm
saltyfish said on 31/May/18
Big rob, how tall dyou think Ariel Helwani is? He is listed as 5'11, and I think thats a fair shout for him. He often looks even taller then that next to fighters, which shows that the UFC often lies about heights. He dwarfed Conor Mcgregor.

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Ariel claimed to be 5ft 11.5 inches's believable.
saltyfish said on 23/May/18
big rob, how tall do you think Dana White and Khabib nurmagadov are when compared to Mike? picture below:

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Editor Rob
I'm not sure on White, I could see him near 5ft 10, comfortably over 5ft 9.
Myself said on 20/May/18
Yeah, my friend is about 5'10 or 5'10.25/50 at max and he really says that from his experience (here in Northern Italy) he is taller than most guys; he doesn't feel short.
Bomd007 said on 12/May/18
5'9 is ludacris claim. He is 5'11
depressed schizophrenic said on 11/May/18
ROB have you ever met a person who in proportion to their height had a larger head than Mike Tyson ?
Editor Rob
not any that would be longer at 5ft 10 but some who do have as big at 5ft 9 or 10
christopher Johnson said on 6/May/18
met mike a few years ago im 6-1 and towered over him if hes 5-9 id be lying
handsomeblackbradybreaker said on 1/May/18
I'm 5'9"(5'81/2",actually)and I bet Tyson's about 5'91/2".I'm surprised with his short arms that he even won the title,and not surprised a six-four dude (though not expecting him to be James Douglas)finally beat him!!!
5'9 dude said on 15/Apr/18
Rob what do You think , has he lost any height at 51?
Editor Rob
If anything within 1/8th to 1/4
Canson said on 13/Apr/18
Even in more recent pictures he still looks about 5’10. I doubt he’s lost much height over his lifetime. There’s a better chance he measured a hair over 5’10 At his peak. I wouldn’t go below maybe 5’9.75 but wouldn’t go over a flat 5’10 having met him in person
Canson said on 29/Mar/18
I think anywhere 5’10.5-.75 out of bed
5’10ish at a low. Someone his age may not wake up as tall as Rob said your out of bed decreases with age
Canson said on 29/Mar/18
@Mr.FiveEight: I agree with C-Mo and Tyson had about 2” on my wife as well next to her and she is 5’7 3/4 at a low (1mm below actually). He could be maybe 5’9.75-5’10 but not Lower but that was about 8-9 years ago so maybe he had lost a fraction then I doubt he’s under 5’10 peak and maybe still today.

@C-Mo: yes I agree with what you said
c-mo said on 28/Mar/18
@ Mr. FiveEight and Canson

well thats exactly the point I tried to make . I think he is 179.5 out of bed and 177.5cm at nighttime . maybe even 2-3mm more . something around that is my guess . I just meant that even if we were as strict and ungenerous as possible then even then anything below 177cm at nighttime wouldnt make any sense and that would be the bare minimum he could be and he still would be 5'10 with that height but he seems to not fall below 5'10 at night even (if then barely)
santgr said on 27/Mar/18
Rob do you think there is a chance Iron Mike was 5ft10.5 in the 80's?
Editor Rob
5ft 10.25 isn't exactly impossible for him, 5ft 10.5 I'm not sure on. I suppose if he measured at 10am he would be over 5ft 10 flat.
Conan said on 27/Mar/18
I'm 5 ft 9 3/4 in (177.2 cm) on barefoot so I guess his height is 5 ft 10 in ( 177.8 cm). He just taller than me a little bit
Canson said on 26/Mar/18
@C-Mo: he definitely is a true 5’10 in person I agree prob at his lowest. But I would say more along the lines of 179.5 out of bed for him maybe even a mm or so more and a flat 5’10 at his low maybe more at peak. Today worst case maybe he dips a hair under but probably not even as low as Bobby by seeing him with Rob. He Had my wife by at minimum a full 2” probably 2.25 or so really. but for height loss, someone isn’t gonna just lose 1cm from the time they wake up (7am let’s assume) until noon. You lose a cm in some cases after an hour best case 2 hours if you lose slower than normal. Meaning he could be 178 by lunch but that would be coming down from like 179.5 as opposed to 179. Your height loss is front loaded which is why you see me advocate the low as much as I do
Nils2 said on 26/Mar/18
He may have been slightly over 5'10 in his prime
Mr. FiveEight said on 26/Mar/18
@c-mo: I’d doubt Tyson falls below a flat 5'10" in the evening and if he does it’s going to be a small fraction. He’s got a solid 2" on Rob - who never dips below a solid 5'8" at his lowest, and though Mike’s got the advantage in the photo, Rob’s said it often enough that Mike looked right about 5'10" on the mark....whether he falls 1/8" below or above that would be impossible to detect!
M58 said on 26/Mar/18
Do you reckon it’s possible any of the celebs you’ve taken pictures with for the site were wearing lifts?
Editor Rob
I'd say less than a handful wore anything like an obvious elevator or shoes that had a bulky front (which would indicate a good chance of lifts).

But half inch to 3/4 inch lifts are very hard to be able to spot.
c-mo said on 25/Mar/18
Adnan said on 24/Mar/18
176.5 cm or 5'9 1/2"


how ?

Rob is 173.5cm after being awake for several hours (you can check his video) and 173cm at his very low . so when he met Mike he was very likely around 173.5cm or AT LEAST BARE MINIMUM 173cm logically . and they have similar shoes . so you are saying that Mike is only 3cm taller than rob on this pic ? really ? go to the optician and let your eyes checked bro .

Mike is easily 5cm taller than rob on the pic . anything below 4cm is not possible . I am around 1.8cm taller than my brother and I put on small houseshoes and compared myself to him (him being barefeet) in front of the mirror to look what a 3cm difference looks like and the difference between rob and mike is bigger than what I and my brother had.

the difference between them looks roughly 5cm . I think that mike is getting a bit of an advantage because of the angle and the way they are both standing (rob said that himself) so the difference is probably more like 4 or 4.5cm because of that .

so if we take 173.5cm rob and add 4.5cm for mike = 178cm mike

if we take 173.5cm rob and add 4cm for mike = 177.5cm mike

if we are more pessimistic and take 173cm rob and add 4cm for mike then = 177cm mike . and that would be the most strict and pessimistic you can be without it getting unrealistic . so that would be the bare minimum mike could be . and as you should know people are placed as their afternoon-evening heights on celebheights mostly . so the minimum mike can be is 177cm in the afternoon-evening range but he is likely a bit more than that

and you think rob wouldnt have listed mike as 176.5cm if he thought that it would be more likely ? come on ...

so based on my analysis mike is something like 179.5cm when he wakes up . 178cm after being awake for 5-6 hours probably . and something like 177.5cm at night

and with being a bit more strict/sceptical it is possible that he is 179cm when he wakes , 178cm noon , 177cm evening

anything lower than that is just nonsense tbh
Adnan said on 24/Mar/18
176.5 cm or 5'9 1/2"
M58 said on 21/Mar/18
It’s possible he’s very close to 5'11" out of bed, but he probably lost a fraction of height today (though you never know, seeing his fit and muscular body type I don’t think he’s lost anything). I know fifty year olds who haven’t lost anything noticeable. As far as morning height goes, most people fall in that 0.5"-1" daily shrinkage range.
Canson said on 20/Mar/18
Tyson is more than 5’10 out of bed he’s about that at a low still with Rob. My wife is 5’7.75 at a low and she’s easily 2” shorter than him and with Rob who met him after we did it’s about a 2” difference in height
c-mo said on 20/Mar/18
Tall In The Saddle said on 19/Mar/18
Hey c-mo.
I think 5'10" is very fair call on the Brockton Blockbuster (Rocky). Boxing tales of the tape generally listed Rocky at 5'11" but imo that was a bit inflated. Archie Moore himself was almost always listed at 5'11" but interestingly when he fought the Rock, they gave Rocky an extra 1/2" to pump him up to 5'11.5" for an artificial edge over the Moore.
If it helps, I've linked a post fight photo of Rock (imo 5'10") and Archie Moore (imo 5'11") - and we can safely assume identical footwear and scant elevation in reg. boxing boots. Personally I think it shows about 1" edge to the Mongoose (Moore).


thanks for your answer mate

but I also saw marciano listed as 5'10 and 1/4 on some sites

my guess for rocky is around 177.5cm - 178cm at nighttime . what do you think ?

may he rest in peace
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Oops - please my previous post I forgot to actually paste the link to the photo of Marciano and Moore:-

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Tall In The Saddle said on 19/Mar/18
Hey c-mo.
I think 5'10" is very fair call on the Brockton Blockbuster (Rocky). Boxing tales of the tape generally listed Rocky at 5'11" but imo that was a bit inflated. Archie Moore himself was almost always listed at 5'11" but interestingly when he fought the Rock, they gave Rocky an extra 1/2" to pump him up to 5'11.5" for an artificial edge over the Moore.
If it helps, I've linked a post fight photo of Rock (imo 5'10") and Archie Moore (imo 5'11") - and we can safely assume identical footwear and scant elevation in reg. boxing boots. Personally I think it shows about 1" edge to the Mongoose (Moore).
even said on 19/Mar/18
age 25 : 5'10.25" ( morning height ) and 220 pounds .
age 52 : 5'10" ( out of bed ) , 240 pounds .
Tall In The Saddle said on 19/Mar/18
@Canson - Actually hadn't checked Leoanrd's page on this site - not much advantage on Rob I see. Properly straight maybe 5'8.5" as at the time of that photo.
SRL was an amazing fighter. There wasn't a lot to Ray physique wise to impose himself (ala Hagler). Ray was just pure skill, speed, timing, accuracy and punching power. His best fights were imo the first fight against Hearns and his first against Duran. Yes, Ray lost the first to Duran but he stood mano a mano with peak Duran - it brought out the best in Ray and disproved the belief as at that time that he was just a pretty boy who would fold under the duress of the hands of stone. Duran might not have shown it at the time but I'm sure Ray got Roberto's respect in Montreal.
c-mo said on 18/Mar/18
so how tall do you guys think the great Rocky Marciano was ?
Canson said on 17/Mar/18
@Tall in the Saddle: I’ve seen Leonard up close as well but did not meet him. He was closer in height with my wife than Tyson was. Didn’t size him up tho so not exactly sure but it appeared similar to my wife’s height of 5’7 3/4”
Tall In The Saddle said on 17/Mar/18
@Canson - Yeah I always felt about 5'10" just some pics with fellow boxers like 5'9" Ray Leonard etc. made me think maybe even a smidge below. Would've been cool to meet him in person. He's lost weight but the overall diminishment in size is startling - clearly it's not just a case of his ceasing training, weights etc. Rob's forearms stand up pretty well next to Iron Mike's, lol. Had it been a snap with Foreman it would've been no contest (sorry Rob) - at least in his boxing days Foreman's arms were h-u-g-e.
ArjunaKorale said on 16/Mar/18
Yeah, I got Iron Mike at around 178 to 179 cm (5 ft 10 to 5 ft 10.5) tall and most likely he was never over 5 ft 10.25. Just goes to show that if Mike had ever fought Ali, he would have been at a signifi**** height disadvantage to Ali. I know Ali at 6 ft 2.5 wasn’t that tall compared to today’s heavies but he was still v tall for his time &, in the ring, would look down on Ty by about four to four and a half inches! The Ty fanboys are going say, so what, Mike slaughtered opponents who were 5 to 7 inches taller...but I say to those guys, Spinks, Tucker, Biggs, Ruddock, Bonecrusher Smith, Pinklon Thomas et al never had the combination of smarts, speed, agility, chin & undying spirit that Ali had. Sure, Holmes was a great boxer in the mold of Ali but I ignore Ty’s win over him as Larry was 38 yrs old at the time & was coming out of a loong lay off to fight Mike (even still Larry won the first 3 rounds!). Also, mentally, the bully in the fight would be Ali & not Tyson (and those who think Ali would have been scared of Ty are fricking delusional). Word: Ali would have extended Tyson into the later rounds & would have triumphed over him...12 rnds, Ali on pts but if it was 15, I am pretty confident Ali would have stopped Mike in the championship rounds. And on the discussion regarding Rocky Marciano...hell, Rocky would have been made to look like a poor man’s amateur & would have been slaughtered by Ali, Holmes & Tyson.
Canson said on 10/Mar/18
@Tall in the Saddle: Tyson was definitely a full 5’10 minimum at his peak. Probably could’ve exceeded it. When my wife and I met him he was at least 2” taller than her and I reliably measured her at about a mm under 5’7.75 (5’7.717). I could’ve said worst case 5’9.75 but could’ve said 5’10 just as easily. He prob wasn’t over that mark then but this was less than 10 years ago when we met him. We met him I believe a year before Rob did if I can remember correctly but it was outside of a restaurant in Maryland in a city Potomac MD near where he lives
Tall In The Saddle said on 9/Mar/18
When Tyson was active, I think the old tales of the tape used to afford Tyson 5'11.75" - an obvious exaggeration.

IMO, Tyson was only ever 5'9.5" to 5'10". Hell of a dimensional handicap when facing guys between 6'3" and 6'5". Mike should be given huge relative credit for being able to get inside and reach those guys the way he did. Mike's reach was only 71" (close enough to 5'10"). Larry Holmes had a reach of 81" - 8" beyond his own height. MW Great 5'9" Marvin Hagler's wingspan was a whopping 76"! Mike had the bulk but took only MW dimensions into the ring with him so getting his opponent out of there in quick time was crucial.
c-mo said on 8/Mar/18
Ian C. said on 7/Mar/18
Marciano was of similar height, is often cited by boxing historians as the greatest heavyweight.


I really would love to know marcianos exact height :(
Ian C. said on 7/Mar/18
Marciano was of similar height, is often cited by boxing historians as the greatest heavyweight.
even said on 27/Feb/18
age 25 = a bit over 5'10" , age 52 = no more than 5'10"
Jordan87 said on 27/Feb/18
@ Canson,

Yeah, Something like 5'9.75 to 5'10.25 throughout the day even. Maybe 5'10.25 in the early am hrs, probably sits at something like 5'9.75 to 5'10 mostly throughout his day.

Whats Odd is Tony Tucker, One of Tyson's Opponents only looks about 6'2 with Rob, yet looked alot taller than Tyson when they fought, I had thought Tucker was about 6'3.5. He was listed at 6'5 but you will see he only looks 6'2 with ROb.
Canson said on 15/Feb/18
@Jordan87: if he’s below 5’10 it’s maybe 5’9.75 and to be perfectly honest he looked a good 2” taller than my wife next to her and wouldn’t hesitate to put him at 5’10
Jordan87 said on 14/Feb/18
Tyson really does look a Pretty Solid 5'10" with ROb. I do not think he is at all under 5'10. Keep in mind He is wide, short arms, stocky build and large head. Could make people believe he was shorter. Plus he was always in the ring with 6'2 and 6'3" guys on Average.
Canson said on 13/Feb/18
@Adnan: I think he’s still near 5’10. If he’s under it it’s not by much. He had my wife by a clear 2” at least standing right next to her and she’s 5’7.75 at a low. I measured her once a mm below 5’7.75 and once the other day at the mark or a mm above (she has thick hair so was hard to see tell but she’s for lack of a better phrase close enough to 5’8”. Now we met him close to a decade ago and Rob even more recent and he looks 5’10 with Rob still
Junior Hernandez said on 1/Feb/18
Rob, i think Tyson deserved a 1/8 upgrade he really don't look under 178cm with everyone since 5'10 is only 177.8cm that don't add up.
Canson said on 29/Jan/18
@Gracian: when I met Tyson it was probably 2009ish and he looked a good 2” than my wife so no lower than 5’9.75 my wife is 5’7.75. Then again he’s also bald and my wife has long hair to this day so I could easily given him the full 5’10 as I didn’t really pay much attention to cm. There is a chance he’s under but it’s nothing noticeable if he is at all
Gracian said on 29/Jan/18
Rob, I agree that Tyson should receive a peak of 5'10.25" and the current height of 5'9.75". In the picture with you he looks like at least 5'10.25" although in the last time Mike seem to have lost some... I believe that he and Harold Perrineau will look the same, I think that Harold should also peak height of 5'10.25" and the current height of 5'9.75".
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 25/Jan/18

I agree. If anything, it might be getting a bit shorter for the younger generation, since the tallest age group is the 40's according to stats. Average for all ages is about 5'9" but for white/black men in their 40's maybe 5'9.75"
Jake94 (5'9 said on 24/Jan/18
@Christian-6'5 3/8 Americans pretty much stopped growing a while ago. Some parts of Europe and Asia are getting taller. I think the average is pretty much 5'9.5" across the board. Maybe just over that if you're white or black. As for Tyson, he looks a strong 5'10" here, so slightly above average. Definitely not a dwarf.
Canson said on 18/Jan/18
He’s still around 5’10 as of 7-8 years ago
JJStyles said on 14/Jan/18
well he's 51 so hasn't shrunk? i mean he could be 5'9 by now don't you think rob?
Editor Rob
Today he might have lost a tiny amount, but he still seems to look 5ft 10 with many people.
c-mo said on 2/Jan/18
Rob . James Toney can not be 5'9 flat . it is impossible unless he had big extra lifts in his shoes when he met you . toney could be 176.5cm or so at night as you listed him but even that seems too low imo . he looks only a bit shorter than randy couture and is exactly as tall as dana white basically and I am suspecting dana white to be 178-179cm
datguy said on 30/Dec/17
if James Toney is 5'9.5 should mike tyson get a little downgrade too?
Editor Rob: actually Toney is insisting he's only 5ft 9.

Was he 5ft 9.25-5 range in be as low as 5ft 9?
Canson said on 29/Dec/17
@Bobby: he may have been a 5’10.25 at his lowest peak. He claimed 5’10.5 before. Today tho looks nothing more than 5’10 when I met him years back. It didn’t look over 2” with my wife when they were next to each other and she’s not even a true 5’8. More like 5’7 3/4 at night. She looked similar to how Rob does with him honestly. Maybe different footwear between the pics. I could’ve even said he’s 5’9.75 today honestly but 5’10 is fair
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 28/Dec/17
Average for US isn't weak 5'8" but it's not as tall as 5'10" like many think it is. I would say 5'9"-ish. For young white/black guys maybe weak 5'10"
Bobby said on 28/Dec/17
Is over 5'10 possible for him? I'd peg him at 5'10.25, to be honest. His eye level is in the middle of Rob's forehead, if he was a flat 5'10 guy, his eye level would be above the eyebrows and around the lower forehead.
Jordan87 said on 26/Dec/17
@ Gregory,

American average a weak 5'8"? Flakka is a hell of a Drug I guess.
gregory said on 26/Dec/17
the average guy overrates his height by at least 2 inches. A 5'10 man would be commonly mistaken for a 6 footer. the american average is actually a weak 5'8, not 5'10.
Jordan87 said on 22/Dec/17
@ James B,

If that 5'10 man is in his 20's nowadays he will be shorter than a good portion of his male friends. The average height for white and Black Males is going up and has for awhile. The average height in the US may be only slightly higher than it was in the past b/c of the shorter Immigrants coming here.

Honestly take a look at the teens and men from say 17-25 nowadays. More than half are taller than 5'10. They are around 5'11 to 5'11.5 usually.
Johno said on 20/Dec/17
Saw mate's photo again, it was one of them meet and greet photo-shoots and the difference did not seem much more than an inch. Tyson is likely a weak-5'10 or strong 5'9.
James B said on 19/Dec/17
A legit 5ft10 would be viewed by many as tall actually.

A 5ft10 man would only look short if a lot of his friends are 6ft or over.
Real Cavill said on 16/Dec/17
@Peter181cm.......I recently read that Bosnia or one of the small Eastern Bloc countries had 6'1" as the average height.
john said on 12/Dec/17
A bit shorter becaus of shoes
Johno said on 28/Nov/17
Saw a mate's FB picture the otherday with Mike Tyson and the difference between them in height was 1.5-inches, which is odd because this mate is shorter than me and Tyson was suited so was probably in dress shoes. My mate usually wears trainers.
Peter181cm said on 27/Nov/17

- North Europe average male height is between 6' - 5'11

-The tallest countries: German, Czechia, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway

The others are under 5'11 ;)

Look: Click Here:

C'mon the tallest country is 6' for males!
Peter181cm said on 27/Nov/17

Hey! Average male height in German
Is offiacially 5'11.25 (1.81m)
Not 5'9 👿👿
I'm from German, And people are tall!
I'm 5'11.25 tall, And sometimes I feel short! :/
c-mo said on 24/Nov/17
I am rather 5'9.25 btw . a very weak 5'9.5 maybe
c-mo said on 24/Nov/17
@Lynx according to statistic lists that I have seen young german men are 181cm measured . I think they were measured in the military if I am not wrong

and I live in germany . 5'11 for young ethnic germans makes sense trust me . they are tall people

but I dont feel short here at 5'9.5 tbh
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 24/Nov/17

I'm not sure if Germany's average is as low as 5'9", even in US it's around 5'9" or a hair under. Maybe 177cm for Germany and 179cm for young men.
Lynx said on 23/Nov/17
Actually average height in Germany is 5'9, like it is in most countries, the ''5'11'' mark is self reported, not measured (like the 5'9 mark) that doesn't really count, most people say they're 1 or 2 inches taller than they really are.

Maybe the young men average is 1 inch above 5'9, but 5'11 common for women and 6'2 for men? common lol, i've been on London for 2 weeks and i didn't see any woman taller than me, and i'm under 5'11, maybe 6' on shoes.

But well this is the internet, where everybody is 7 ft tall and 6ft is considerated short on their countries lol, and thats funny cause for most people in the real world 5'10 is already the start of tall.
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 23/Nov/17

But still, no university in Germany is gonna have an average of 6'2". That's pretty ridiculous.
Lulu said on 21/Nov/17
the average measured young german is 5'10.5, 6'2 for average is crazy, god.
c-mo said on 21/Nov/17

the average measured young german male is 181cm - 5'11.25
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 20/Nov/17

I'd have to doubt that. The average measured young German male is 5'10.5" according to statistics, even in urban Germany it's 5'11". To have a 6'2" average in any area would be insanely tall. Even the average young Dutch guy is no taller than 6'0"
Jonas said on 19/Nov/17
It seems nowadayws Europeans are far Taller than Americans. I happen to be in an University in the North of Germany and 5'9-5'11 is way more common height for women than for men. Most men in my university are 6'0 - 6'4. 6'2 being average. I know far more women than men around 5'10, that is specially truth for people born 90's and later..
Canson said on 19/Nov/17
@Christian: that’s exactly how i see it too! 6’0” is where tall really begins but a true 5’10” guy esp when they claim it and are honest or even if they throw on some heeled shoes can look a bit tall.

@Nik: people throw the 1/2 or 3/4 on all the time. That happens with guys who claim their shoes as i called someone out on it once. Say a 6’3 guy claims 6’4 and know they’re really 6’3 at best and will look 6’3 they may try to throw the change on to make it roundabke when in reality they’re claiming shoes. Now you could argue Morning height but with some it’s not possible. They inflate. One guy i know claims 6’3.75. Really 6’2.5-6’3. He’s been called out many times esp because he inflated others people. Some say he looks as low as 6’2” which he can at times if he’s in flip flops. He even told me once that he saw a guy “my height” that told him he himself was 6’4” and this 6’3.75 didn’t believe him and tried to inflate him. I even said well you do know that I’m also 6’4” and change myself and he said he thought i was 6’5. Not to mention i was at a shoe disadvantage to him and pointed that out. I put him out of his misery and said I’m “about” 6’4 1/2 when technically it’s a bit lower than that at night can be 6’4.25. It then became you have to be at least 6’5. Until a 6’3” friend was there and next to me and him and my 6’3” friend was just as tall as he was if not taller (the latter was hard to tell that time). He either believed it at that point or didn’t want to argue but i watched the guy another time do it to a friend of mine Christians size as well who is 6’5.25 at night. He was in casual shoes i think and was told he’s at least 6’6”. My buddy is different tho he won’t claim any change his standard answer is “he is exactly 6’5” lol. I’ve know the guy for about 10 years now and his response has always been that way. I only know what he actually is because i have two other friends who are taller than both of us and all of us measured one night at one of their houses when we were playing cards this as a result of someone else who’s friends with one of them lying about his height and inflating all of us. Not to mention the guy knows about Morning and afternoon as he told us in a medical he was measured at 6’5 1/2 before as well as 6’5 3/8 but has always rounded down
Luke Casey Walsh said on 18/Nov/17
Not too long ago, I was reading about his amateur career & his height was 176 CM when he was 17
Canson said on 18/Nov/17
@Vince: Rob has never claimed 5’8.5. He has maintained since he started this site that he’s 5’8 1/8. That is not some random opinion it’s a fact.
Vince said on 17/Nov/17
Mike does look 5'11 with 5'8.5 Rob
Nik said on 17/Nov/17
@ Canson

I think it is exactly the same in the UK as it is in America in that guys lie about their height and claim shoe sizes, things are no different! I know men who are not that much taller than me (5'7.3") at 5'9" who claim to be 5'11.5" - 6'0" range, they also inflate other people's heights in order to make their own claims justifiable! Women are at it too, I have known women of 5'3" at most who claim 5'6". A women I know recently thought that I was 5'10", I mean I do sometimes wear a shoe with a large heel, but I am nowhere near 5'10"! I also think that people overestimate the average heights of people in the UK, true there a lot of tall people in the UK, but there are just as many smaller people too. I agree with you and Christian in that the average for men is 5'9" or fractionally under, and similar to what it is in the USA, there are a lot of older men and people from foreign backgrounds living in the UK and this pushes the average down.
I come from a good country, like you do, but if truth be told things are the same as they are in your country, many people are just as deluded over height, it is not the worst fault for people to have but I wish more people would tell the truth!
Finally, when you tell me that people, who are and look say 6'2", add 1/2 an inch or 3/4 of an inch to their height to make their claims more convincing, why does this work?

Have a great weekend!
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 17/Nov/17

Yeah, legit 5'10" is above average, may even be low end of tall depending on some parts of the country, but proper "tall" in my definition starts at about 6'0"
Canson said on 16/Nov/17
@Christian: i mentioned surprisingly tall to me but only because of how a 5’10 claim usually is 5’8/5’9 barefoot. Probably didn’t say it properly. Meant to say a legit 5’10 that claims it you can immediately tell
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 16/Nov/17
@Slim 185

Canson never said that 5'10" was tall. He was just implying that average isn't 5'10", he said 5'9" tops. 177cm average may be for young white/black men in US but not for all races of all ages.
Canson said on 15/Nov/17
Mike has always been a 5’10-5’10.25/.5 max
Canson said on 15/Nov/17
Lol Anonymous. At least he should claim exactly 6’0” if he’s gonna lie. That’s a lot closer than 6’1”
Canson said on 15/Nov/17
@Slim185: i said they can appear tall to me and that is because so many other guys lie about their height. A legit 5’10 who claims 5’10” is getting there esp when you are used to hearing 5’10 guys say 6’0”. For the longest time i thought it was my shoes or that i was wrong but I’m not they lie. Now Even in flats and casual shoes I’m only 6’4.75-6’5 1/8 depending on how flat and whether i dip to 6’4.25 barefoot or 6’4.33. To let you know I’m still guessed as 6’5” even in the casual shoes and this is people who should know better because they claim to be 6’2 or 6’3 and are off an inch or so when i actually come all the way down to 6’4.25. Either way if it’s a casual shoe and i assessed someone who is exactly 6’4 in shoes i would blindly assume in my head they are 6’3” unless I looked at the shoe then i add or deduct based on how much shoe they have on. I even got guessed 6’5/6’6 a few weeks back even tho i had been sleeping before my wife and i went out. Those two guys tho we’re both adding 2” tho so i just finally walked away.

My definition of tall is a legit 5’11-6’ and above. Tall officially 6’0-6’2 but a 5’11.5 can pass too. 6’3-6’6 very tall above 6’6 is extremely tall imho. But i stand by my avg height of 5’9” or less. Not just from appearances but common sense. How many people actually report their height correctly on a drivers license? Not many in the US. I actually had 6’5” on mine for a while even tho when someone asked me i claimed 6’4”. It now says 6’4” on it as well as i changed it a while back. But when we are talking legit heights like at their lowest you have a fair amount that A. Claim shoes B. Claim a morning height (get measured in the early morning say 6’1.75 will say 6’2 when they’re 6’1.25 possibly even), C. Claim a completely made up height 2-3” taller. High school and college athletes are famous for this. And pro. My former teammate is a solid 197 guy (right in between my 6’5.25 and 6’6 friend is maybe a cm in between both and to this day his license says 6’7” (was actually listed 6’8” at one point I high school). I was listed 6’5 in high school and 6’6 from some point freshman year onward until the end of my career when i graduated (undergrad). He still calls me 6’6 or calls me 6’5/6’6 and calls a former teammate (one of my best friends and neighbors as well) 6’8” when he’s 6’7” at his lowest all because the university listed him 6’8 and even 6’9 his freshman year before we were there. He sometimes even says 6’8/6’9 to him. He calls him out every time and tells him “dude you’re 6’5 and change stop lying or you’re 6’5/6’6 stop lying because I’m 6’7”. While me along with the other three all are listed 6’4, 6’5, 6’6, and 6’7 on our licenses this odd ball listed himself 6’7” and still claims it. I also have a friend who’s 5’10 and change who (he is honest about it) listed himself 6’1” for the longest time now it’s 6’0”. He admitted finally he’s 5’11 or a bit under but to his credit he doesn’t inflate people (at least now) because he knows how tall he is and that it isn’t cool doing that
Canson said on 15/Nov/17
@Anonymous: i still believe 5’9” and because you get the guys who are 5’10 then see a 5’7” guy. If i had a nickel for every time someone lied about their height I’d be a rich man. I see it all the time. 5’10 guys claiming 6’0” 5’11 claiming 6’1 etc. it’s a plague honestly. I even had one at a bar all but tell me i didn’t know how tall i was or wasn’t measured right and said well this and that until i said well we have a tape measure we can grab it. A buddy of mine has one in the toolbox in his truck and he was with us. He is a handyman on the side. it was when he stood up and went to get it that he asked him how tall he was too. He himself is 6’5 1/4 legit (6’6 out of bed) and claims 6’5” no more no less is what he told him and our 6’6 friend stood next to him and proved it. It’s a 2cm diff but nobody can really tell without looking closely that it’s not a full inch. Because the 6’6” has such poor posture at times (both actually don’t have as good a posture as me) they figured i was lying until both stood straight and told them how tall they were. At that stage it was 3 of us and a tape measure. The guy finally shut his mouth and didn’t say a word because he actually grabbed the tape measure and the guy was nervous you could tell
Anonymous said on 15/Nov/17

Men certainly lie about their heights, it's actually pretty sad since I belive its a pretty high number. I happen to know someone who I personally measured at 5'10.75" , and he still claims 6'1" when he meets girls.

As Far as the average height though, Younger men in my age group I would pin at 5'11 on average, or close to it. My Father is still 5'11-1/4" as measured by myself at 12:10pm just about a year ago. The last Boxing PPV Get together at the house Featured My Father along with a mixture of My friends and friends of Friends. Ages ranged from 22 to 41, with most in their late 20's like myself. Anyway, My Father was shorter than about half of the males at the house, and again he is a very solid 5'11 still at his age.

FYI My Father always reported 5'11, he never needed to crank on an extra 1.5" like most men do. He is a very secure guy I will at least give him that. Now as far as my Friends, yes most of them edged my father out, but only by around an inch but of course report they are 6'2" lol.
Slim 185 said on 15/Nov/17
Lmao @canson, 5’10” doesn’t even begin to resemble tall. 177-179 CM/5’10” is 50th percentile in the West. (1 in 2 men will edge you out,)
Canson said on 15/Nov/17
@Nik: that’s how it is here. I have seen some real winners over the years. Even last week i went to the grocery store one night and a guy saw me walk out and ask me how tall i was. I told him 6’4. He thought I was taller than that from a distance but even close up said he figured 6’5”. I told him 6’4 and that i don’t claim my shoes. He just said Oh. So i knew he was doing that and called him out in a subtle way without saying he did. He claimed 6’2/6’3 yet i was 2-3” taller than he was. Couldn’t have been more than maybe 6’1.5 at that time being he was in sneaks. I also know someone who hangs at a local bar my friends and i frequent (among others there that lie) say he is 6’0/6’1. Not only do i have a 6’0 friend who is clearly taller if I stood in front of both but i have the guy by 5” easy and that’s with him in sneakers me in casual shoes. He isn’t more than 5’11” max. I can go on but there’s just too many examples. When I’m in a casual shoe at night and have been on my feet for an hour or two at a bar im probably down to 6’4.25 no higher and esp if I’ve been to the gym and that’s gonna put me anywhere from 6’4 7/8-6’5 in a casual shoe and yet at times i still get guessed at 6’5”. One guy was honest once and asked what are you 6’5? I told him 6’4. And i asked what are you 5’11? He said he’s 5’11 but claims 6’0”. So i left it at that. But it’s a lot of people And not to mention a bartender I’ve mentioned before who inflates everyone. There’s a guy who is 6’0 that’s a buddy of mine who the bartender thought was 6’2” because he claims 6’4”. The bartender is 6’2.5 prob (best case 6’3) but his go to is 6’3 3/4 which is typical of a shoe claimer to say they’re 1/2” or 3/4” over just to make their lie believable. I’ve noticed that a lot. They know they’re closer to 6’3” and will look it so they throw the change on just to cover it up
Canson said on 15/Nov/17
@Nik: that’s how it is here. I have seen some real winners over the years. Even last week i went to the grocery store one night and a guy saw me walk out and ask me how tall i was. I told him 6’4. He thought I was taller than that from a distance but even close up said he figured 6’5”. I told him 6’4 and that i don’t claim my shoes. He just said Oh. So i knew he was doing that and called him out in a subtle way without saying he did. He claimed 6’2/6’3 yet i was 2-3” taller than he was. Couldn’t have been more than maybe 6’1.5 at that time being he was in sneaks. I also know someone who hangs at a local bar my friends and i frequent (among others there that lie) say he is 6’0/6’1. Not only do i have a 6’0 friend who is clearly taller if I stood in front of both but i have the guy by 5” easy and that’s with him in sneakers me in casual shoes. He isn’t more than 5’11” max. I can go on but there’s just too many examples. When I’m in a casual shoe at night and have been on my feet for an hour or two at a bar im probably down to 6’4.25 no higher and esp if I’ve been to the gym and that’s gonna put me anywhere from 6’4 7/8-6’5 in a casual shoe and yet at times i still get guessed at 6’5”. One guy was honest once and asked what are you 6’5? I told him 6’4. And i asked what are you 5’11? He said he’s 5’11 but claims 6’0”. So i left it at that. But it’s a lot of people And not to mention a bartender I’ve mentioned before who inflates everyone. There’s a guy who is 5’11-6’0 that’s a buddy of mine who the bartender thought was 6’2” because he claims 6’4”. The bartender is 6’2.5 prob (best case 6’3) but his go to is 6’3 3/4 which is typical of a shoe claimer to say they’re 1/2” or 3/4” over just to make their lie believable. I’ve noticed that a lot. They know they’re closer to 6’3” and will look it so they throw the change on just to cover it up
Canson said on 15/Nov/17
@Truth: I respectfully disagree. Like Christian said you need to live in the US which I have for over 35 years. Most people claim their shoes. I’d be highly surprised if it’s over 5’9”. People lie more than anything. Don’t know as much for the UK and doubt they lie as regularly but i still don’t see the average above 5’9”.

I will say as i mentioned that the lying in the US is rampant and i see people who are measured here or claim to be measured at least completely miss the mark. I honestly used to think people lied and i essentially confirmed it when I switch shoes and go to one with less of a heel and still edge someone claiming 6’0 or 6’1 by 4-5”. Someone who is exactly 6’5” in casual shoes shouldn’t be 4-5” shorter than someone who is a legit 6’0” or 6’1” barefoot.
Canson said on 15/Nov/17
@Truth: I respectfully disagree. Like Christian said you need to live in the US which I have for over 30 years. Most people claim their shoes. I’d be highly surprised if it’s over 5’9”. People lie more than anything. Don’t know as much for the UK and doubt they lie as regularly but i still don’t see the average above 5’9”.

I will say as i mentioned that the lying in the US is rampant and i see people who are measured here or claim to be measured at least completely miss the mark. I honestly used to think people lied and i essentially confirmed it when I switch shoes and go to one with less of a heel and still edge someone claiming 6’0 or 6’1 by 4-5”. Someone who is exactly 6’5” in casual shoes shouldn’t be 4-5” shorter than someone who is a legit 6’0” or 6’1” barefoot.
Anonymous said on 15/Nov/17
Joe said on 14/Nov/17
I agree with Vince, Mike is 5'11.

No, he is 5'10".
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 14/Nov/17

How can you "confidently tell" when you don't even live in the US or UK? You have to exprience it by living in US/UK first, you can't just determine the average height by how you feel.
Nik said on 14/Nov/17
@ Canson

You couldn't be more true in what you say! I also agree with your national average for the USA, it's similar in the UK but slightly less. People lie about height plus people do not count older people either, probably because they don't come into contact with them much, being of a different age group.

Truth said on 14/Nov/17
@Canson Still, I am not convinced that 5ft 9 is the average height. IF I was just a 5ft9 guy living in US/UK, I can confidently tell that 70-80% of men would edge me out by my own 5ft 10 height experience.
Joe said on 14/Nov/17
I agree with Vince, Mike is 5'11.
Jordan87 said on 13/Nov/17
Guys, most young men in the 18 to say 30 year range are taller than 5'10. Really they are. Yes I know most men inflate their height up to an inch or more, but I am very well away what a real 5'10", 5'11" looks like and to be honest most young white men I see are closer to 5'11 the 5'10". 5'10" is in the average range, but slightly below what I believe most young white men will measure. I remember when my sister ( Age 22) was in high school. 6/10 kids were 5'11 or taller in her band.
Canson said on 12/Nov/17
Thanks Nik! It’s refreshing for all guys (not just tall) to not overstate heights of anyone. My awareness has gone up since being on this site and I look a lot more closely than I once did. All I can say is it’s amazing to see how many people claim shoes or flat out lie. I would’ve figured it was solely not knowing for some but it’s not. I’ve changed my shoes many times and have worn flats or casual shoes and some even close in height with me still inflate me saying I’m 6’5” when that’s my exact shoe height in a casual shoe at night esp if I get down to 6’4.25. This half the time without even looking at my footwear either. I once thought maybe ignorance but now I’m seeing it’s that people inflate
Xen-oh said on 12/Nov/17
5'10 is not a "F****** dwarf" it's above average in the USA. IMO he's trying to make his wins seem more impressive. In reality there have been lots of notable heavyweight boxers under 6 foot. Tysons peak height was probably 5'10.5, Rocky Marciano was also 5'10.5, Tyson isn't a "small guy".
Nik said on 11/Nov/17
@ even

I like your style!
Nik said on 11/Nov/17
@ Canson @ Christian

It's refreshing for tall guys not to overstate people's heights!
Nik said on 11/Nov/17
@ Truth

I agree with Christian and Canson, no way is 5'10" average in the UK or the USA.
Canson said on 11/Nov/17
@Truth: it’s lower even for men only. We have to take into account that a lot of people are listed at shoe heights in medical driver’s licenses etc. even when people shrink they don’t change their height on their license often and many even are in denial about it happening. They use Census (I believe) medicals drivers license info etc. the average is slightly less than 5’9 like Christian said for a male. A 5’10 at their lowest looks surprisingly tall to me. An honest 5’10 is 6’-6’.5 inches shorter than I am and I can still firmly say they look tall
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 11/Nov/17

Canson is right, average isn't 5'10", it's more like 5'9". Average measured in US is 5'9.25" but it might even be a tad lower.
Truth said on 10/Nov/17
@Canson Believe it or not,181-185cm is the "above average" range of height for Caucasian in US/UK, and Mike Tyson is obviously an average 5ft10 guy
Truth said on 10/Nov/17
@Canson If you were talking about men' height in US/UK, I believe 5ft10 is an average height for men.
Canson said on 10/Nov/17
@C-amp: that’s essentially what I said that people lie about their height which is why 5’10 looks 6’0 to some. It’s more prevalent in that range as well. And what you said is also true some will not only not know they will gauge what they are off of another persons lie or could be a domino effect where one person lied or shrunk if they’re older and trickled down but most times it’s due to lying at least what I see
James B said on 9/Nov/17
I think just over 5ft10 in the 1980s and creeping a fraction under 5ft10 now is very plausible.

Decades of training must have knocked a bit of height off him.
Canson said on 9/Nov/17
5’10 is slightly above average actually.
c-mo said on 9/Nov/17
Canson said on 1/Nov/17
@c-mo: 5’10 is slightly above average which is why proper 5’10 guys often get mistaken for 5’11-6’0”. Average is slightly inflated as drivers licenses and census stats are widely used where people of course lie and claim shoes etc. Christian 6’5 3/8 said it best average height for a male at least in most parts of America is 5’8.5 or 5’9. Not over 5’9.


I dont think the reason that 5'10 guys get mistaken as 6'0 has anything to do with it . I am 5'9.25 and get mistaken as 5'11 often . the reason for it is that many men lie about their height . and many people dont know their real height and just claim what they guess themselves as .

the average height for young caucasian men is right around 178cm . I read that the average height for young european men is 177.5cm or something . check out several sites on the web and you will see it

if you want to include southeast asians or other ethnicities with lower averages and also elders well yeah then it would be lower
James B said on 8/Nov/17
Rob 5ft9.75 today and 5ft10.25 peak?

All those years of boxing/hard training must have knocked some height of him surely?

Not impossible on his best day in his 20s could have been close too 5ft10 1/2.
Editor Rob: I think a guy like Holyfield still looked a decent 6ft 1 in person I doubt he lost anything noticeable! Tyson might have reached his age without anything beyond 2-3mm loss.
Junior said on 7/Nov/17
5'10 is average not a small guy in america. Tyson make me wonder he wear lift with Rob.
Editor Rob: for a big Heavyweight fighter, Tyson is right to class himself as a short fella in comparison to the rest of the boxers who fight in that division.

he's a solid average range height in America today.

a non-lift wearer.
Sam said on 2/Nov/17
Obviusly a person with 5'10 is not a small guy, is a solid height for a man (5'7.75"-5'9.25" average for male). I think he refers to height in professional boxers, they normally around in the 6'0-6'2 area, tall people of curse.
Dingus said on 1/Nov/17
I think he was 5'10.25" at his peak and is an even 5'10.00" these days.

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