Originally Posted by Absolutely!
What durable prime fighters did Shavers ever KO?
Roy Williams, Joe Bugner and Henry Clark is a good place to start.. Okay, well some of those weren't prime...But I won't base my argument on those wins.. I think the real key here is that he had the testimonies of Larry Holmes and Jimmy Young ( both of whom faced Cooney ) as being the hardest puncher they ever fought. Muhammad Ali had a lot to say about Shaver's power too. Does any of this mean that Shavers hit harder than Cooney? No. But my point is that there is certainly more to go by than Cooney knocking out a journeyman with a body shot on youtube.