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Old 11-21-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Roy Williams should have been awarded the KO in the Shavers fight

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3:40 fight should have absolutely been stopped by the ref and the fight been given to roy williams by TKO. I don't know how Shavers recovered, but he had no business being allowed to continue.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Roy Williams should have been awarded the KO in the Shavers fight

Perhaps. And if it had been another referee or different set of men in Shaver's corner, your proposed outcome may have occurred. But with all due respect, I don't think that we should be remiss in denying Earnie credit for weathering the storm and coming out victorious. its moment's like those that make boxing most memorable and Shavers gave us one of the best examples of what a fighting heart looks like. It was very similar to a scenario that occurred when Earnie himself had a young talented champion on the canvas, who was very nearly KO'd.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:13 AM   #3
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Default Re: Roy Williams should have been awarded the KO in the Shavers fight

Disagree Maghoo,

Shavers was completely out on his feet, his backed turned, he looked a few big punches away from being seriously wounded, perhaps brain damaged. He was defenseless, and going to get hurt. The ref finally stepped between them, and instead of waiving the fight off and giving it to Roy, he decided to give shavers a standing 8 count. Wrong move.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Roy Williams should have been awarded the KO in the Shavers fight

It takes guts to claim that Shavers should have lost a fight he went on to win by kayo, but its not completely crazy, especially considering how dire Shavers looked.

I think Sean O'Grady's win over Shig Fukuyama falls into the same category. O'Grady was taking horrible punishment and his face was a mess but he came back to stop Fukuyama, who seemingly gassed. Granted, the ending in that fight was far less conclusive than Shavers' win over Williams, since Fukuyama was stopped prematurely.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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Default Re: Roy Williams should have been awarded the KO in the Shavers fight

Saturday Afternoon - December 1976

The Aladdin Hotel Theatre- Las Vegas

Attendance; 2160

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.

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