Re: Who Looks Most "Beatable" in the 1970s: Ron Lyle, Earnie Shavers, or George Foreman?
I personally voted for Shavers as being the most beatable at that time ( though I don't think anyone looked forward to getting tagged by him. )
Shavers was simply not as proven at the world class level as the other two, and had suffered some bad losses by that point. I assume that this thread was started to gain support for why Joe Frazier chose the opposition that he fought.
There is no reason for me to believe that Frazier was deliberatley avoiding Shavers, Lyle or Foreman.