Originally Posted by Absolutely!
Their common opponents in Norton and (to a much lesser extent) Lyle.
Norton was completely finished when he met Cooney whilst his shavers loss was not long after a gallant losing effort to Holmes. Not that im saying he wasnt slipping as fighters 'go' overnight in this game.
Lyle was touching 40 when he fought Cooney, he lost to earnie inbetween the ali and foreman fights when he was clearly still a force as such.
Im not necessarily saying Shavers is a bigger hitter than Cooney or vice-versa, im just puzzled as to your reasoning behind your claim