Anthony Joshua is arguably one of the greatest modern-day heavyweights of all time. The man from Watford has an imposing physique to complement his immaculate talent as well. Weighing around 240lbs and standing at 6 feet 6 inches tall, AJ is diced to the socks. But is he the tallest boxer in the heavyweight division?
Here is the list of some of the notable boxers taller than Anthony Joshua in the heavyweight division:
Tallest Boxer among HWs: Where does Anthony Joshua stand in comparison with Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and others?
Anthony Joshua is nowhere close to being the tallest boxer in the heavyweight division. In fact his potential rivals, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are taller than him. Fury, notably, towers Joshua by at least three inches. ‘The Gypsy King’ stands at 6 feet 9 inches tall. Wilder, on the other hand, is 6 feet 7 inches tall, an inch more than AJ.
However, Fury and Wilder are much shorter than the tallest active heavyweights. Although they aren’t as notable as these behemoths, there are quite a few, who are giants.
Julius Long is a 44-year old New Zealand professional boxer who stands at a staggering 7 feet 1 inch tall. He has a monumental reach of 90 inches. Despite all this, his boxing record is nowhere close to decent He is a professional chef as well. Despite all this, his boxing record is nowhere close to being decent. Out of the 43 fights, he has been a part of, Long has won just 18, losing 24.
Taishan Dong is an undefeated professional boxer from China. Although, he is still an active heavyweight, it has been almost 5 years since his last professional fight. Dong stands at 7 feet tall, and has a reach of 84 inches.