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20 Incredible Boxing Facts That Seem Fake

SPORTbible took to Twitter to ask fans to share wild boxing facts from the long-standing history of the sport.

We also scoured the internet and turned to platforms like Reddit to find other facts that left fans raising their eyebrows in complete astonishment at what they read.

SPORTbible narrowed the list down to the top 20, so without further ado, here are the 20 best facts that sound fake but they turned out to be true (in no particular order, FYI).

Floyd Mayweather Has A Longer Reach Than Mike Tyson’

Neither Floyd Mayweather nor Mike Tyson (50-6-0 (2)) were known for being the tallest of fighters, but Money having a longer reach than Iron Mike doesn’t seem right at face value. It is 100 per cent true, though. Mayweather is roughly 5’8” (173cm) and has a reach of 72in (183cm), while Tyson is believed to be 5’10” (178cm) and has a reach of 71in (180cm). The Baddest Man on the Planet might be the taller of the two men, but Mayweather takes home the bragging rights when it comes to reach.


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