Deontay Wilder vs Earnier Shavers - Fight of the killer punchers

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  1. Drago

    Drago Member Full Member

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    Who takes it?

    Can i be honest? Styles makes fights, and i always felt Shavers was one of the most overrated Boxers ever. A killer puncher yes! But not even close the level of Ali, Foreman, Fazier, and not even a step below.

    In my opinion there is NO WAY Wilder would get KOed by Quarry in the opening round...what Shavers did happen to Quarry.

    I could imagin Wilder takes Shavers out in 2-3 rounds, simply becuase he is longer, bigger and seems to have more heart and durability.


    PS: Of cours its "Earnie" and not "Earnier".
     
  2. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yes Wilder would get ko'ed by Quarry. And if Shavers is overrated ,
    so is Wilder because he's just as overrated, if not more so.
    Shavers was a one-trick Pony, never won a championship,
    Wilder is a one-trick pony and did when a championship .
    Perhaps it's because Shavers faced much better competition?

    This fight would come down too who lands 1st.
     
  3. Drago

    Drago Member Full Member

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    In 1 round?

    Dont you think Wilder has more heart, durabilty and recover ability as Shavers?
     
  4. White Bomber

    White Bomber Active Member Full Member

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    Yes he does. He also hits way harder. Shavers is nowhere near the top 5 punchers as far as I'm concerned.
     
  5. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Shavers had just as much heart ,durability and recovery ability as Wilder.
    The main difference is the competition he faced which was much better and
    VARIED than what Wilder has faced other than Fury.
     
  6. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    White Bomber/Johnny B’s top 5
    1. Sonny Liston
    2. Mike Tyson
    3. Sonny Liston
    4. Mike Tyson
    5. Sonny Liston
     
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    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  8. 70sFan865

    70sFan865 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wilder, way more durable and much longer reach
     
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  9. Flash24

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    I believe some of you think "Well Wilder took a lot of punishment from Fury"
    That makes him more durable than fighter XYZ". It doesn't mean that at all.
    When did anyone consider Fury an offensive powerhouse?
    If that's what makes Wilder more durable than Shavers than in my opinion
    you're very wrong.
    Just because Wilder was able to take some punishment from Fury
    doesn't mean he'd be able to withstand an assault from Louis, Tyson,
    Foreman, Frazier , Lewis or Liston, or Ali for that matter .
    Fighter far more offensively skilled and aggressive than Fury would
    dream to be.
    Every one of those fighters would leave no doubt who won, and
    their would be need for a trilogy.
    And if Wilder went at Quarry just as dumb as Shavers did, he'd
    get caught with something and ko'ed early just as Shavers did.
     
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  10. White Bomber

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    Your post is very confusing. I'm not 100% decided on my top 5, since I keep changing my mind, but it usually includes the following HWs: Lewis, Vitaly, Tyson, Liston, Bowe, Holmes. If he beats AJ and Usyk, Fury will definitely be in there too.
     
  11. BCS8

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    I'm not very high on Wilder. But Wilder always comes in 100% and gives 100%. Wilder is a can crusher deluxe and would never lose to the kind of journeymen Shavers lost to. I was also impressed with how he carried his power late.

    I'll take Wilder between these 2.
     
  12. cross_trainer

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    I'm not sure Wilder could beat Shavers normally. Certainly, he wouldn't be favored by much.

    There's no way Wilder beats an even Earnier Shavers.
     
  13. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    Shavers has much better durability later in his career, he went 6 rounds with Lyle (took all he had), fought Mercado and and got up by Sims

    People think he has a weak chin becuz of his KO over Quarry, but that's earlier in his career. The same thing happened against Ron Stander, also earlier in his career.
     
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  14. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    When will he understand that Shavers is without a doubt top 5, arguably 3
     
  15. BCS8

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    You forgot a Mike Tyson.