One of the more interesting quirks of boxing’s heavyweight divisions is the fact that the lack of an upper weight limit allows true goliaths of men to step into the ring and face one another. The five men who populate the following list are the world heavyweight champions who tipped the scales at the heaviest ever weights on the occasion at which they captured a title within the ring.
5. George Foreman – 250 lbs on 5th November 1994
Before he became most recognisable for advertising his ‘lean, mean, fat reducing grilling machine’, George Foreman was one of the best heavyweight boxers around and captured two world heavyweight titles during his career.
In November 1994, the then 45 year old Foreman weighed in at 250lbs for his fight against Michael Moorer, which he went on to win to capture the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight Championships and become the oldest heavyweight champion in history.