Originally Posted by tylerrcurtis
shavers is the clear choice here
Not quite....I think Lyle seems to be the easier choice.
He was green at this point, less than 20 fights under his belt. He had alot of potential but he hadnt blossmed.
From a mangement standpoint Foreman was the obvious choice. The risk reward ratio was a little bit better.
In 1973 Foreman was the right guy. He was undefeated, he was a gold medalist- he seemed to lack proper form and technique and he had just the right credentials to make a Frazier win look good. There is a reason why George came in the underdog.
Shavers - His record is intimidating and his KO ratio is very high and his
right hand was something to fear. The risk reward ratio isnt very high.
I would have avoided this fight until it was necessary.