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Old 07-26-2007, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Earnie Shavers in the 90s?

Throw him in with the 90s crew and how exactly dose he mix things up?
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:18 PM   #2
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His career would look a bit a like Tommy Morisson's, i guess. A huge cannon with a weak chin. I don't see him beating either of Tyson, Lewis, Holyfield or Bowe unless he catches one of them on a big off-night. He'd mix up wins and losses with the (fringe) contenders of the day.

Of the contenders/lower level champions, in my opinion he'd lose to Tua, Mercer, Schulz, Bruno, Ibeabuchi, both Klitschko's and Tucker, have 50/50 fights with Moorer, Stewart, old Foreman (Foreman was old and slow, but also durable and strong like Cobb),old Holmes, Morisson, Hide, Briggs.

He'd probably blow guys like Weaver, Tubbs and Coetzee away in the 90's.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:23 PM   #3
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Throw him in with the 90s crew and how exactly dose he mix things up?
He fought in the 90s he sucked
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:19 AM   #4
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His career would look a bit a like Tommy Morisson's, i guess. A huge cannon with a weak chin. I don't see him beating either of Tyson, Lewis, Holyfield or Bowe unless he catches one of them on a big off-night. He'd mix up wins and losses with the (fringe) contenders of the day.

Of the contenders/lower level champions, in my opinion he'd lose to Tua, Mercer, Schulz, Bruno, Ibeabuchi, both Klitschko's and Tucker, have 50/50 fights with Moorer, Stewart, old Foreman (Foreman was old and slow, but also durable and strong like Cobb),old Holmes, Morisson, Hide, Briggs.

He'd probably blow guys like Weaver, Tubbs and Coetzee away in the 90's.
I agree with much of this.
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:40 AM   #5
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A fight between Shavers and Morrison or Moorer would be fun to watch. Or a fight with Mercer as well. Punch v chin.
I don't think he seriously troubles the top four or five guys, but he'd probably do a fair amount of damage in the 2nd tier.
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:24 AM   #6
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He can win against just about anyone, but I wouldn't give him odds in a few fights.

Lewis would take him apart, I think. Shavers would have a punchers chance, but Lewis beat a lot of huge punchers, and I honestly don't see Shavers standing up to Lennox's heavier punches any better than Ruddock did.
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He's got an excellent shot of icing lewis if he lands, not much chance versus anyone else.
He's got an excellent shot of icing almost anyone if he lands.
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His career would look a bit a like Tommy Morisson's, i guess. A huge cannon with a weak chin. I don't see him beating either of Tyson, Lewis, Holyfield or Bowe unless he catches one of them on a big off-night. He'd mix up wins and losses with the (fringe) contenders of the day.
This is probably a fair hypothesis.
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