Shavers power quotes.

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  1. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Some goodies among these -


    • ·Tex Cobb: "Nobody hits like Shavers. If anybody hit harder than Shavers, I'd shoot him."
    • ·Larry Holmes: "Earnie hit me harder than any other fighter, including Mike Tyson. He hit me and I was face down on the canvas hearing saxophonist Jimmy Tillis."
    • ·Tex Cobb: "Earnie could punch you in the neck with his right hand and break your ankle."
    • ·Muhammad Ali: "Earnie hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa"
    • ·Ron Lyle: "Hey man, that's the hardest I've ever been hit in my life. And George Foreman could punch, but none of them could hit like Earnie Shavers did. When he hit you, the lights went out. I can laugh about it now, but at the time,it wasn't funny."
    • ·Ron Lyle: "Hardest he's ever been hit: Earnie Shavers. The ground came up and met me. That's all I remember."
    • ·James Tillis: "Shavers hit so hard he turned horse p*ss into gasoline! He hit me so hard he brought back tomorrow. When he hit me… I was seeing pink rats and cats and animals smoking cigarettes. I was in the land of make-believe."
    • ·James Tillis
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      : "The baddest motherf*cker I fought was Earnie Shavers. That motherf*cker can make July into June and made me jump over the motherf*ckin' moon. That motherf*cker hit so hard, he'll bring back tomorow. He hit me so hard, I thought I was on the corner smoking cigarette and eating a spam sandwich. That's how hard that motherf*cker hit."
     
  2. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I remember Ken Norton echoing essentially the same sentiment in a KO Magazine interview many years back.

    They asked him of the big three he fought (Foreman, Shavers and Cooney) which hit hardest and he said Shavers......something to the effect of when Shavers hit him, he STAYED down.
     
  3. Libertine

    Libertine Active Member Full Member

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    The way he put Lyle down was impressive
     
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  4. Legend X

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    Gotta love "Quick" Tillis . :lol:
     
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  5. Foreman Hook

    Foreman Hook ☆☆☆ G$ora ☆☆☆ Full Member

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    :lol::rofl
     
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  6. McGrain

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    That motherf*cker can make July into June and made me jump over the motherf*ckin' moon.

    I was face down on the canvas hearing saxophonist Jimmy Tillis.



    Some of these are brilliant.
     
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  7. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    :yep

    Great stuff, John. :good
     
  8. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    What people forget is that Sharvers dropped Lyle with a monster left hook .... while Earnie was known for the right and was right hand crazy he had a terrific left hook as well ..
     
  9. DonBoxer

    DonBoxer The Lion! Full Member

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    I always liked:

    JET Magazine, 1978 - "On a given night, Shavers can knockout any heavyweight or water buffalo"
     
  10. Legend X

    Legend X Boxing Addict Full Member

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    :lol:


    I just had the quote that again. brilliant. :good
     
  11. Bummy Davis

    Bummy Davis Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Earnie was not a big guy but despite all his imperfections he hit like a Giant
     
  12. superman1692

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    Bit odd though, Holmes was able to get up after a Shavers right hand (it was a monstrous punch mind you), but he was OUT after Tyson put him down. Just saying. Though it is perfectly feasible that Shavers had one of the best right hands in the game.
     
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  13. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Holmes had also been down a couple times before being put away. In no way was that done via one shot.
     
  14. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I remember reading somewhere about Shavers' power and a lot of his opponents used the word 'numb.' If he hit them on the arm, the shoulder, the side, whatever -- the area just turned numb for a period of time and they couldn't feel it at all.
     
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  15. timmers612

    timmers612 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I remember thinking that Renaldo Snipes seemed to have hit Larry harder. When Larry staggered up he walked face first into the corner padding. Tyson hit Larry very sharp and fast as opposed to Earnies heavy bomb.