Eric 'Butterbean' Esch and the 13 Fattest Boxers in Heavyweight History

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Eric 'Butterbean' Esch and the 13 Fattest Boxers in Heavyweight History

Being a member of boxing’s heavyweight division doesn’t necessarily suggest that a fighter is overweight or out of shape, all it does is denote the weight class like any of the other 16 assemblages of the sweet science.

Though literally speaking, there are certain pugilists who take the phrase heavyweight to mean something different altogether.

To those in question, and with regards to their calorific intake, gluttony is a byword for obesity, of which they have no qualms relating to, whilst being abstemious is an alien concept left for fighters in the lower divisions, who themselves have to make weight or suffer the repercussions.

Initially, only the 300-pounds-or-over were allowed the chubby pass to this slideshow, however, after a change of heart (by the way, that wasn’t meant to be funny), I’ve added the scrawnier heavyweights to this list.

With that said, here’s a look at some of those overly chunky fist fighters.

N.B.: Most of this slideshow is meant to be tongue-in-cheek.

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