Prime Earnie Shavers vs prime Cleveland Williams.

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by CroBox29, Dec 3, 2019 at 10:14 AM.


Earnie Shavers vs Cleveland Williams

  1. Earnie Shavers by KO/TKO/RTD

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  2. Earnie Shavers by UD

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  3. Cleveland Williams by KO/TKO/RTD

    9 vote(s)
    69.2%
  4. Cleveland Williams by UD

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    7.7%
  5. Draw

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  1. CroBox29

    CroBox29 New Member Full Member

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  2. The Undefeated Lachbuster

    The Undefeated Lachbuster Idealism must not be staunched by safety Full Member

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    I'd favor William's skillset 6/10 times against Shavers
     
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  3. The Malibu Mauler

    The Malibu Mauler Only in America! Full Member

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  4. ThePainMan

    ThePainMan Member Full Member

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    Cleveland Williams turned pro in a much weaker era. Earnie Shavers turned pro in a much better era. Williams was extremely crude and slow. Shavers wasn't the most skilled guy but he was more skilled than Williams. Shavers also was a bigger puncher. Neither Shavers or Williams had the best of chins. In any case I would favor Shavers to stop Williams early.
     
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  5. Noel857

    Noel857 New Member Full Member

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    Williams would avoid Shavers bombs and box his way to a points decision
     
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  6. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Cleveland wins! Both guys vastly overrated on this forum but Cleveland is just better!
     
  7. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'm going with Big shock early ko.. From Williams. By early im talking 1 round. Williams catching Earnie straight off the block and throwing everything at him! Shavers goes down like a ton of bricks, gets back up and immediately gets dropped again.
    Williams by ko 1.
     
  8. Reinhardt

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    I lean toward Williams, he could box. But whoever gets nailed first....
     
  9. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Active Member Full Member

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    Cleveland Williams fought the best in his respective era, Sonny Liston, twice, Eddie Machen, and Ernie Terrell. Earnie Shavers was kayoed in the 1st round by Jerry Quarry, on Dec 14 1973, in Madison Square Garden, but a very deadly puncher. Shavers biggest weakness is his stamina, if he cannot kayo his adversary right away. Big Cat on the floor early, drags Earnie into the later rounds, to score a kayo in round 9. Remember Williams broke Sonny Liston's nose, in 1959, before being a knockout victim to The Bear.
     


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