Re: Roy Williams should have been awarded the KO in the Shavers fight
Saturday Afternoon - December 1976
The Aladdin Hotel Theatre- Las Vegas
I think anyone in the Earnie Shavers Camp would have complained if
the bout was stopped, with anything less than a true knockout or death
from a brain injury.
Earnie had previously signed an agreement letter to face Muhammad Ali in 1977.
To have a 'monster' like 6' 4" 230 lb. Roy 'Tiger' Williams bouncing punches
off of your fighter's head like that, a compassionate manager would have
thrown in the towell or rushed into the ring.
But, Earnie's corner (Manager, Joseph 'Blackie' Gennaro') was looking at 'money',
not Earnie's well being.
But the real issue, inpept Referee - Buddy Basilico, a guy who hadn't been the
'third man' in the ring in 3-years, and had a reputation of a Referee who let
fights go 'way too long' before stopping them.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 11-22-2012 at 11:20 AM.