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Old 06-19-2007, 12:16 PM   #16
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thanks, i really am trying to find out more about him, watching the clips he had a great right hand, but seemed to tire after about 6 rounds even though he went the distance with some,
think i may have to see if there is a book out about him, cheers
You know he works the door at Yates in Liverpool?
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:23 PM   #17
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it was an exhibition bout
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:31 PM   #18
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Awesome raw power and strength, ****py stamina and shaky chin.
That's Earnie Shavers in a nutshell. He was probably my favorite fighter growing up, but although a great hitter, if you got him past the first few rounds, he was very beatable.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:35 AM   #19
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He is now 62 years old. Although he did fight when he was 50.
Absolutely right
a comeback at 62, a deathwish maybe ????
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:00 PM   #20
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If Earnie had fought a Mike Weaver, Leon Spinks, or a John Tate, maybe the story would've been different.
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:17 PM   #21
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As someone said here earlier,he used to be a doorman here in the uk for many years,bet most of the young guys and girls drinking there never knew he was once a very good heavyweight fighter,i remember seeing a report about it a few years back,seemed quite sad,did he not make lots of dosh back then?
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:17 AM   #22
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Tua was more skilled than Shavers, it's not even debatable, just watch the film of both. Tua knew about defense, something Shavers had no clue about.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:11 AM   #24
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He knocks out either Klit. He was a real fighter. He wouldn't be held like they do. He would just bomb both of em out of there early. Neither Klit could take what Shavers hit Holmes with. The only guy around right now that might beat him is Wilder early by kayo or Perez by schooling.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:36 AM   #25
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If Shavers would have fought guys like Ali, Holmes and Lyle he would knocked them all out inside a couple of rounds. A guy like Norton would beat him though.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:40 AM   #26
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All the guys who fought him in a deep era cite him as the hardest puncher they faced. Mad respect for that.

As far as his resume goes, I honestly find him both forgotten but when spoken of, a tad overrated even.

H2H, he would blast out a good amount of top 50 HW's and I would pick him to do so. However, I would never favor him or give much of a chance over any of the top 25 ATG HW's, spare for perhaps a couple.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:41 AM   #27
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You know he works the door at Yates in Liverpool?
I saw him working the door at Yates in Birkenhead, good few years ago now though.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:04 AM   #28
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I saw him working the door at Yates in Birkenhead, good few years ago now though.
what is a yates?
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #29
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what is a yates?
Its a chain of Bars in Liverpool. Dont think he's on them anymore?
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:49 AM   #30
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Tua was more skilled than Shavers, it's not even debatable, just watch the film of both. Tua knew about defense, something Shavers had no clue about.
Put Tua in with boxers and the guy has absolutely no clue. Good chin yes, but more skilled? hell no.

Shavers went the distance with guys like Ali and Holmes. Shavers would have been a lot more competitive with Lennox than Tua ever was.

Shavers probably has a bit more of a chance of beating LL too.
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