Friday, May 16, 2008

Tonight Chris Byrd's actions will speak louder than his words.

Chris Byrd fights tonight in his first apperance in the light heavyweight division. Chris has shed 40+lbs. to make 175. He said it was mostly fat but looking at his physigue at heavyweight and now he lost a lot of muscle too, and there was a strict dietary plan involved to achieve this.

Here's a comparason of Chris at heavyweight and now, courtisey of scribe Steve Kim.

In his bout against Evander Holyfield in December of 2002, he weighed 214 pounds. Now, he will come in at 175 or less. Back then his chest measured 44.5'', now its 38''. His waist has gone from a 35to 30.5. His thigh back then was 24.5'', to 21.5''. And even his fist has shrunk from 12'' to 11

Big difference in the Chris Byrd we'll see in the ring tonight for sure. We'll see how he handles the drop and loss of muscle during the fight, this isn't sparring anymore. He's not fighting a guy that's coming to roll over. Shaun George is fast and ellusive so we'll know after this fight if Chris is indeed as fast and strong as he says he was in training camp. No more words, action counts tonight.

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