Originally Posted by Anubis
For whatever it's worth, every single common opponent of both Shavers and Foreman, Ali, Young, Lyle, Norton, Caldwell and Polite, all rated Earnie's punching power as clearly superior to George's. No question that Foreman had vastly superior physical strength, but these six impeccably qualified first hand authorities were unanimous as to who was definitely the harder puncher, and it was not George.
I know that man, in fact I'm one if the ones who argues Shavers case as the biggest hitter
. The only argument against him being the biggest puncher would be his left hand is significantly weaker than his right hand. The right hand was probably the hardest hitting in the history whereas his left wouldn't even be top 20 in my eyes. Combining both hands Foreman is the biggest hitter in my eyes, but it would take a pretty cried and narrow minded person to say that shavers right hand was better than foreman's in terms of power.