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Earnie Shavers Dies at 78

Earnie Shavers, the heavyweight boxer who gave Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier some of their toughest fights, has died at the age of 78

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Earnie Shavers Dies at 78, it is with great sadness that we report the death of Earnie Shavers, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Shavers was 77 years old. He passed away on September 2, 2022.

Shavers was known for his incredible punching power, which earned him the nickname “The Black Destroyer.” He had a professional record of 74-14-1 with 68 knockouts. In his prime, he was one of the most feared punchers in boxing. He fought some of the biggest names in the sport, including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Larry Holmes. He also holds the distinction of being the only man to ever knockout both Ali and Foreman.

Earnie Shavers will go down as one of the all-time greats in boxing history. He will be sorely missed.

“Shavers was best known for his work in the 1970s. He had a record of 74-14-1 with 68 knockouts in his career.”

Earnie Shavers, the heavyweight boxer who gave Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier some of their toughest fights, has died at the age of 78. Shavers was known for his incredible punching power, which earned him the nickname “The Acorn.” He scored knockout victories over some of the biggest names in boxing, including Ali, Frazier, Ken Norton, and Larry Holmes. In his prime, Shavers was one of the most feared fighters in the world. Even though he never won a heavyweight title, he will be remembered as one of the greats. Earnie Shavers was a true legend of the sport.

Earnie Shavers dies at 78, one of the most feared heavyweights of his generation,

Shavers was known for his ferocious punching power, which Earnie himself once estimated at around 2700 psi

– enough to crush a canned beverage can. In his prime, Shavers was a fearsome opponent in the ring, and he scored knockout victories over some of the biggest names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, and Ken Norton. Earnie’s death will no doubt be a blow to the boxing world, and our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

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