The significance of reach in boxing goes way back to the early beginnings of the sport. If used properly, having a long reach can be the best physical advantage a boxer needs. Here, we take a look at boxers who have the longest reach in history.
Ewart Frederick Potgieter is a former South African boxer who stood tall at 7-foot-2-inches with a reach of 94 inches. He retired with a professional record of 11-2-1 (11 T/KO).
Julius Long has a reach of 90 inches, making it the second-highest reach on this list. He stands tall at 7-foot-1-inch with a professional record of 18-25-1 (14 T/KO).
Tyson Fury is the only renowned boxer on this list who is currently competing. Fury stands tall at 6-foot-9-inches with a long reach of 85 inches. As of September 2021, he is undefeated with a professional record of 30-0-1 (21 T/KO).
The heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis stands tall at 6-foot-5-inches and has a reach of 84 inches. As of September 2021, Lewis is the last heavyweight boxer to hold the undisputed crown. He retired with a professional record of 41-2-1 (32 T/KO).
Sonny Liston is the shortest boxer of all mentioned in this list as he stands tall at 6-foot-1-inches. The heavyweight legend has a long reach of 84 inches. He retired with a professional record of 50-4 (39 T/KO).