Fri. Nov 25th, 2022

EX-HEAVYWEIGHT boxing champion Chris Byrd has gone nearly unrecognizable after FOUR STONE’s stunning body transformation.

The American defeated some of the biggest in the division, including Evander Holyfield and Vitali Klitschko.

Two-time heavyweight champion Chris Byrd

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Two-time heavyweight champion Chris ByrdCredits: AP:Associated Press
Chris Byrd sensationally lost four stones in retirement

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Chris Byrd sensationally lost four stones in retirement

And he did it at the peak of his career at 15kg, then retired in 2009.

But after hanging up his gloves, Byrd underwent a dramatic body transformation and wanted to come back in MIDDLEWEIGHT.

At one point, he finished 11th after losing weight on a plant-based diet and made a comeback to boxing after age 50.

He said: “What am I known for? Dexterity, speed and reflexes.

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“It’s still there. I’m telling you. I’m 50, look at my body. It’s burning.

“Who’s going to hang out with the old man? No one can hang out with the old man. I have energy all day.

“I’m definitely going to be a middleweight champion. Let’s get it done.”

Byrd, now 52, ​​seems to have calmed down with his comeback.

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In his heyday, he reigned as a two-time heavyweight champion, but competed in the middleweight throughout his amateur career.

Only after lacking willing contenders did Byrd physically break the heavyweight path.

“No one wanted to fight me in middleweight, so I ate my weight up to heavyweight.

“I paid the price for this. I suffered for eleven years. A few years ago I couldn’t even separate my feet.

“The pain in my left leg was so bad that one day I wanted to cut it all off.

“I had to make drastic changes and choices in life to get to where I am today.”

American beat Evander Holyfield and Vitali Klitschko

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American beat Evander Holyfield and Vitali KlitschkoCredit: Reuters
Chris Byrd enjoys a plant-based diet in retirement

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Chris Byrd enjoys a plant-based diet in retirement