Does Earnie Shavers hit harder than [some other boxer who also hit hard]?

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Who hits harder?

  1. Earnie Shavers

    39.1%
  2. That other boxer who also hits hard

    39.1%
  3. Benny Leonard

    21.7%
  1. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Jerry Quarry stopped him in one, which means there's no way he could hit hard.
     
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  2. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Good gracious, you're right. I would change my vote to That Other Boxer Who Also Hits Hard, except that (1) I already voted for him, and (2) he got KO'd by somebody as well.

    Switching to Benny Leonard ASAP.
     
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  3. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    Benny’s winning at this moment. I’ll hold back my selection to see if this trend continues. Earnie might need my vote in sympathy.
     
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  4. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Benny's an underrated pick in these kinds of discussions. So underrated that he wins every thread about who's the most underrated. Benny needs your vote.
     
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  5. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If you stood a Holstein up on its hind legs and gave Foreman, Shavers and Cooney one free liver shot each at it, that cow would probably say Shavers hit the hardest.

    I might have read that interview in KO Magazine back in the 80's.
     
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  6. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    Inside track: What’s His Name has a reputation for being a later bolter. Don’t say you weren’t told. Get in before the odds shorten.
     
  7. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    That’s udderly ridiculous. Everyone knows cows can’t talk and if they could they’d say thank god Benny Leonard wasn’t allowed to do same.
     
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  8. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 "Jack sure can whack” banned Full Member

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    HUGE FRAME POWA PHYSQUIE
     
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  9. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Probably true. The cow would probably just stand around eating grass like a stupid idiot.
     
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  10. cross_trainer

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    TREETRUNK LEGS! LIKE TREETRUNKS!
     
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  11. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 "Jack sure can whack” banned Full Member

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    NATURAL STRENGTH LIKE 4MAN? YES
     
  12. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    The effects of Ibeabuchi's psycho-pugilism on Tua's mind is the only thing that saved the heavyweight division from the Tuaminator.

    Tua was never the same after his fight with the GOAT.
     
  13. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yes....always yes.
     
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  14. Fergy

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    I think maybe he hits as hard as others but maybe not quite as hard as other others..
     
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  15. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    Freaking ELEVEN people said he hit the hardest, and all of those eleven people had tasted other punchers besides Shavers including George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston, Ron Lyle, Mike Tyson, Gerry Cooney, Jeff Merritt, Gerrie Coatzee, Frank Bruno and Tommy Morrison.

    Here are everybody who said Shavers hit the hardest:
    Muhammad Ali
    Larry Holmes
    Tex Cobb
    Ron Lyle
    James Tilis
    Leroy Caldwell
    Ron Stander
    Joe Bugner
    Ken Norton
    Jimmy Young
    Charley Polite