Philadelphia Inquirer – February 24, 1978 By Clark DeLeon Inquirer Staff Writer
Benny and Billy McGuire weight 727 pounds and 747 pounds respectively and they are billed as the world’s fattest twins, a distinction they have turned into a lucrative livelihood. This weekend they will make an appearance at the Downington Farmers Market.
Think of Bill Cosby’s character Fat Albert calling from a distance as he starts his run to rush the opposition in a game of buck-buck. “Hey, hey, hey,” he growls as his feet pound the ground boom, boom, boom sending shivers through the earth. “What’s this?” asks a member of the other team. “That’s our secret weapon,” says Cos with a knowing smile. “Hey, Hey, Hey” the voice grows louder as the steps come closer. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM.
The ground around the challenging team shakes violently. Somwhere a needle on the Richter Scale leaps. The last man on the buck-buck team turns in time to see the sun blotted out by a massive form on its final approach. “HEY, HEY, HEY,” Fat Albert cries while taking his last three steps. DOOM, DOOM, DOOM… SPLAT!
Fat Albert, of course, is a Philadelphia legend. But if such a person existed, and if he were white, and if he hailed from Hendersonville, N.C., and if there were two of him, then their names would be Billy and Benny McGuire.
Wilmington Star-News – March 13, 1977
By Lee Weisbecker, Staff Writer
Billy (R) and Bennie McGuire dwarf Wulff’s owner Gene Pontius.
Benny McGuire sat staring at a wrestling magazine, his 724-pound frame supported by two chairs.
His brother Billy, who weighs 747 pounds, was chatting with the ever-expanding group of onlookers that crowded into Wulff’s newsstand at 125 Princess St. Saturday afternoon to see the world’s heaviest twins. Continue reading →
Florence Times — Tri-Cities Daily – November 10, 1972
Len Rossi defeated George Hultz, the McGuire twins won over the Blitzer and Jimmy Kent, and Frankie Lane downed the Blitzer in wrestling action Thursday night at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum. Continue reading →