Feature | Aug 27 2016

My Career: Earnie Shavers

One of the most-feared punchers in history, Earnie Shavers, recounts his highs and lows to James Slater
Earnie Shavers
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HARDEST PUNCHER I FOUGHT

“TWO guys spring to mind in the late Ron Lyle, a very good friend of mine, and George Foreman. Lyle hit me the harder – the hardest I’ve ever been hit in my life! Lyle had a great right hand. We had a great fight [September 1975, a sixth-round stoppage for Lyle]. I had him down, he had me down. I’d say Lyle, Foreman and myself are the three hardest punchers in [heavyweight] history.”

TOUGHEST FIGHT I HAD

 

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