Lennox Lewis vs Earnie Shavers

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by xnico, Jun 10, 2021.

Who wins

  1. Shavers by KO

    4 vote(s)
  2. Shavers by Decision

    0 vote(s)
  3. Draw

    0 vote(s)
  4. Lewis by KO

    38 vote(s)
  5. Lewis by Decision

    2 vote(s)
  1. xnico

    xnico New Member Full Member

    Nov 6, 2020
  2. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    If Lewis comes out in killer mode, he Ko s Shavers before 5.

    If he's in his chilled out mode, he gets it done in around 9,but he risks the Acorn smashing his killer right hand on his chin.
    And that could potentially be fatal.
  3. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    This to me is spot on. Ironically, the early (less skilled) Lewis is more likely to completely wipe out Earnie in a couple of rounds, max. The most careful, better overall, Steward Lewis runs much more of a chance of getting starched. His latter-era cautiousness could both work for and against him, as stretching out a fight against Earnie, as Fergy says, ups the risk factor. And Lewis couldn't take that flush shot that hit Holmes, he'd be done (all respect to LL, a top 6 ATG).
  4. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 12, 2012
    1/10 Shavers by KO, 9/10 Lewis by KO, always before the 6th.
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  5. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    He would definitely. The shot that dropped Larry, would have Lennox almost Cometose for the day.
    And that's coming from a big LL fan too.
  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I think I'll go with the #3 HW on my HW list as opposed to the # nothing HW.
  7. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    As much as I think most people will hop on here and vote Lewis, which is what I did, Lewis' chances of picking up another loss are actually pretty high. Shavers' strengths fit right into Lewis' weaknesses like a hand into a glove. While I mostly favor Lewis to beat Shavers by TKO, Lewis of course was vulnerable to the right hand. It gave him his two only losses in his career. While Shavers had a harder time landing the thing than either McCall or Rahman, he still had a chance. One must keep in mind that Shavers floored tougher men than Lewis with the right hand, namely Holmes, also a much more brilliant boxer. So if he could floor Holmes, it seems to me only more likely he could floor Lewis. But Lewis could have never gotten up from that kind of a punch.
  8. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you want peace, prepare war. Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    Shavers too easy to hit for Lennox
  9. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    Obviously Lennox would have to be wary of Shavers big bombs.But Lewis was an intelligent fighter and would box his way towards a unanimous decision
  10. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Barring a big shot by Shavers, Lewis is a heavy favorite here
  11. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood The Stoneman Full Member

    Aug 27, 2011
  12. Stiches Yarn

    Stiches Yarn Active Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2021
    Earnie obviously can do a hasim rahman on Lewis, if Lennox doesn't take him seriously. But i won't favor him to do so.
    If Lewis does give a crap about Earnie's punching power, he takes Shavers out in the first round.
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  13. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2015
    I think LL does him in an early, ugly KO similar to the ruddock one.
  14. White Bomber

    White Bomber Member Full Member

    Mar 31, 2021
    Holmes is in my top 5 HWs, but what proof is there that he is "tougher" than Lewis ?!
  15. White Bomber

    White Bomber Member Full Member

    Mar 31, 2021
    Lewis with ease by KO, Shavers won't be able to lay a glove on him, he was too rudimentary.
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