Originally Posted by Unforgiven
Only up to a point.
Let's not forget that he was 'ducking' rematches with Norton and Young at this time. Shavers was considered less of a challenge.
Ali beat Jimmy Young comfortably and by UD about a year and a half prior to meeting Shavers.
I thought Kenny Norton was very stiff not to take the rubber 2 to 1 against Ali, but 3 meetings wasn't enough?