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bobbyray21
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Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time

I'm watching this documentary called "Facing Ali".* Check out these quotes about Earnie Shavers.

"Earnie Shavers, he's the hardest puncher I ever faced, and that's including George Foreman. I ain't never been hit like that."
-Ron Lyle

"Earnie Shavers...that's the hardest I ever been hit."
-Larry Holmes

"That was the hardest I ever got hit."
-Muhammad Ali


Who knew? Learn something new everyday, I guess.


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*Excellent, btw.



VerlanderBEAST
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
George Foreman hit harder I don't care what Ron Lyle says
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dukke v
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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VerlanderBEAST



Shavers>>>>>>>>>>>Foreman as far as power............


VerlanderBEAST
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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Shavers>>>>>>>>>>>Foreman as far as power............
No


JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
Sonny Liston was a hard hitter


bobbyray21
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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George Foreman hit harder I don't care what Ron Lyle says


Why would both Ron Lyle and Ali lie about that?


Pendulum
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
bc they dont like george foreman.....?


bobbyray21
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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Sonny Liston was a hard hitter


And he never really hit Ali cleanly.


JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
and did Ali hit him in the mystery knock out?


bobbyray21
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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bc they dont like george foreman.....?


Did Foreman bang their mothers?


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bobbyray21
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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and did Ali hit him in the mystery knock out?


Barely.*

But he hit him PLENTY in the first fight.

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*Several of the guys interviewed for the documentary -- Henry Cooper, George Chuvalo, Ernie Terrell, George Foreman, Ron Lyle, and a few others -- comment on the second Clay/Liston fight. All of them basically say the same thing: that Liston knew he had no chance of beating Clay and wasn't interested in fighting. Foreman says that Liston straight up told him he just took that fight for the money.


Legba007
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
didn't Shavers break Ali's jaw


bobbyray21
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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didn't Shavers break Ali's jaw


That was Ken Norton.


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smash williams
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
Of all time?


The Mick
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
Mike Tyson

/thread


tigerpimpbot
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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bc they dont like george foreman.....?



Jealous of all that grill money.


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bobbyray21
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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Mike Tyson

/thread



Larry Holmes fought both Tyson and Shavers.


bobbyray21
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
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Of all time?


It sounds like a bold statement, but those quotes are pretty telling. They come from reputable sources.

Ali fought Foreman, Frazier, Liston, Cleveland Williams, and a slew of others known for their punching power.

Ron Lyle fought Foreman, Oscar Bonavena, and Gerry Cooney,* who all are known for their punching power.

Larry Holmes fought Cooney, Ken Norton, and Mike Tyson, among others.


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*Don't laugh...Gerry Cooney could punch. George Foreman said he was the hardest puncher he ever fought: George Foreman on David Letterman


TiGeRTeRRoR
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
Do you put an asterisk in every post?


Hester Carries
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re: Earnie Shavers: the hardest puncher of all time
I love people in this thread saying "no this guy hit harder." Umm, you guys havent been punched by either of these guys so you literally have no way of knowing. Ill leave to the guys who have been hit by both.



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