Tony Tucker's Height
6ft 3 (190.5 cm)
Former American Professional Heavyweight Boxer. In his heydey, when he fought Tyson, TNT was being billed as 6ft 5 in height. This photo is from a 2013 Autographica event.
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Average Guess (22 Votes)
6ft 2.59in (189.5cm)
Boxing fan 07 said on 18/Jun/19
Tucker has definitely shrunk these days. But in his prime in the mid to late 80’s he looked 6’4”. Even in the 90’s he looked similar to Lewis
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/May/19
@viper He is 6'2 1/8 on the height chart and need to add extra 1/8 because Rob is 5'8 1/8. I did think if Rob had a litttle more footwear then he could be 6'2.75".
Tall In The Saddle
said on 20/Apr/19
@Rob - if Tucker didn't look much different then he must've lost some decent height because he definitely had about 1" on Buster back in the day.
When fighters engage in the ring at least you have equal footwear in play and plenty of time & opportunities to compare. I remember watching Tucker v Douglas and thinking if Buster is a legit 6'4" then Tucker is a fair 6'5" - but I later saw Lewis v Tucker and saw that while close in height, Tucker wasn't quite as tall as Lewis - who himself was a shade under 6'5".
As an aside - appearance wise, Tucker came out of the game relatively unscathed, didn't he? Seems like a nice guy.
I remember he was quite religious - all the physical equipment a fighter could want and plenty of talent to go but without the so called killer instinct - no real desire to hurt anyone - which might've tied in with his religious disposition.
Nothing like say a Tyson who basically wanted to destroy his opponents - opponents who were already beaten for the better part by their own fear before the first bell. Tyson was a legit scary guy back then - even the sound of his punches were different to from any other fighter - the thud of his shots was something else - he literally revived the sport back then - just as Ali did when he won the title back in the 60s. Unfortunately, the game is nothing like it used to be.
Tucker at 6ft 4 peak is quite possible, I suppose by the time I met him he might have lost height...Buster I think managed to barely lose any.
Tall In The Saddle
said on 16/Apr/19
Tucker doesn't appear a full 6'3" in the photo...pics can be deceiving...and there maybe some height loss involved...
But what about peak? When they fought Tucker was clearly taller than Buster Douglas (listed 6'3.5" on this site)-and I wouldn't necessarily limit Douglas to that height. Tucker was also close in height to Lewis as fight vision and here's pic to give some idea - Click Here
. There is also available vision of Tucker standing with Tim Witherspoon at a charity event - Tim was generally listed at 6'3.5'- again, Tucker appears taller. For now I am going to estimate peak between 6'4.25" and 6'4.5".
Tucker might have lost 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. In person I do not think he looked much different than Buster.
viper said on 27/Mar/19
I want to say he only looks 6-1 If Rob had normal posture?
He's only 6-2 on the height chart
Canson said on 25/Mar/19
Never 6’5”. Listing looks about right. Same size as Foreman or Holmes
said on 12/Dec/18
Rob was he bending down at the knee's in your picture? How the hell can he be 6'3" if he is 6'2" on the height chart and you are the one losing posture?
He was standing pretty well, but Giles took this photo and sometimes his angles could benefit one side more than another.
Canson said on 12/Jul/18
I doubt he was much if even taller than Holmes and Foreman. Maybe he had 1/4” or a cm but no more. He definitely looks max 6’3 next to Rob and honestly the more I see of the pic above he doesn’t give as tall an impression with Rob as Holmes does next to him
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
World Citizen said on 23/Jan/18
Looks 6 ft 2 here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/17
6ft3½ is arguable but he was never 6ft5!
Bizzare Oaks said on 25/May/17
he looked near 6-5 at peak. looked about the same as 195/196 Lewis.Tucker was a little taller than Douglas who was 6-4
shiva 181 cms said on 21/May/17
6'2.25 nothing more, he looks solid 6'2 here
Reece said on 20/May/17
@peter 180cm. He is shortee nowadays. In his PEAK he did look around 6-5 or close.
said on 20/Feb/17
192 peak, Rob?
Editor Rob: it could be possible.
Height Freak said on 19/Feb/17
6,5 in peak but clearly lost height
firecracker said on 4/Nov/16
tucker was 55 here, looks in good shape, not shrunk at all or just a shadow shorter. So stop to say he was 6ft 5in. Impossible he shrunk 2 inches!!!
Jordan87 said on 3/Oct/16
6'2 On the Nose.
richie said on 11/Sep/16
Tony Tucker's peak height was 6'5", he was exactly the same height as Lennox Lewis when they fought but has clearly lost height today, i would say 6'3.5", he was slightly taller than Tim Witherspoon who was a strong 6'3" so Tony is between 6'3/4" but has lost height, quite clearly
said on 5/Aug/16
Rob, did he actually look 6ft3 in person?
I don't quite see it either in the photo
Editor Rob: yes he looked more like a 6ft 3 guy, I doubt he's really under it.
Peter 180cm said on 17/Apr/16
188 max,more like 187 since Rob is obviously leaning...How on earth was this guy billed at 196,when he's under 190??
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/16
Johno, I dunno where you're getting 6ft1 from...
Moke said on 31/Mar/16
Johno said on 3/Feb/16
said on 31/Jan/16Click Here
He does look 6ft3 w/h Tyson. He was never 6ft5 though
Dave189 said on 10/Jan/16
looks 6'2'' max in the photo above...
The Exorcist said on 4/Jan/16
Doesn't look like a 7" difference between you in the photo above, Rob. He looks 6'1 ish with you.
qartt said on 20/Jul/15
richie right, unless you downgrade lewis, tucker was taller than 6'3. rob looks the same height as tyson did with tucker in their fight. tuckers lost 2 inches, you can youtube tyson vs tucker, and tucker vs douglas.
qartt said on 20/Jul/15
Rob Tucker has also lost height look at the video of him vs tyson, no room for lifts in a boxing ring. There is a similar difference in height as between you and tucker today. He has lost 2 inches. He is due a peak height listing.
Oh_YEA said on 27/May/15
in his prime legit 6'5
Lucho said on 27/Apr/15
He doesn't look the full 6'3".. i think 1.90 cm during his Peak .
richie said on 26/Mar/15
unless he was lost height, Tony Tucker was a legit 6'5" during his peak, watch his fight with Lennox Lewis, he was the same height as Lewis who is also 6'5"...
said on 15/Mar/15
Tony Tucker and Larry Holmes are under 6ft3
[Editor Rob: I think Tucker is a lot nearer 6ft 3, Holmes isn't that tall today, and lost some height.]
iyolo said on 27/Jun/14
FA,he isn't russian,he is bulgarian (as i am).He recently starred in a dance show-he is listed as 6 feet-although sometimes he looked a lot shorter...
Btw his name is Anton Kasabov.
said on 20/Jun/14
Rob your 6'2 friend makes Baldwin look a really strong 6'4! Did he have any sort of footwear advantage? And also I think it gives credence to the argument that Ferrigno is just 6'2 now.
[Editor Rob: baldwin probably has 0.3-0.4 as the other guy wears sneakers mostly.]
Sam said on 28/Mar/14
I think he looks closer to a strong 6'2" but I probably wouldn't argue the point with him.
kyuss said on 25/Mar/14
Come on people,boxers,actors,wrestlers all add an " or 2 to their true heights. 6-1" max here,never was 6-3".
said on 17/Jan/14
how tall is that guy? strong 6'1 he looks...
"[Editor Rob: Tony is certainly taller in person than Evander is...there was one other guy who got a pic with Tony and You can see him with a couple other big guys."
[Editor Rob: that other bloke is a 6ft 2 guy.]
said on 10/Dec/13
Dude looks around the same as Holyfield and if he looked between 6ft2-6ft3, why isn't he listed 189cm, Rob?
[Editor Rob: Tony is certainly taller in person than Evander is...there was one other guy who got a pic with Tony and You can see him
with a couple other big guys.
being around that guy's height is one instance where it would be a better viewpoint for running a site like this...
maybe when I retire I will sell the site to someone around 6ft 2 range ;)]
said on 10/Dec/13
This photo is extraordinary to me, Tucker looked tall when he fought and was listed 6'5", he doesn't even look 6'2" here! It looks as if he would only be 6'1" if Rob lifted his head up.
But wouldn't you say he looks rather taller here Rob? Like almost the same difference as above but with 5'10" Tyson?
[Editor Rob: he certainly is 5 inches taller than Mike]
said on 30/Oct/13
looking 6ft 2 here although you look like your dropping an inch on purpose rob... was he dropping lots too?
[Editor Rob: he's standing better than me, but the photographer I think was standing in a position that might have knocked a little off him in the photo.
This specific photographer is not as good for position sometimes.]
Yaspaa said on 26/Oct/13
Lennox Lewis was clearly taller when they fought.