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Earnie Shavers Former Ali Opponent And One Of The Greatest Punchers Of All Time SIGNED And INSCRIBED Promotional Photo

Earnie Shavers Former Ali Opponent And One Of The Greatest Punchers Of All Time SIGNED And INSCRIBED Promotional Photo

Earnie Shavers former Ali opponent and one of the greatest punchers of all time SIGNED & INSCRIBED "Peace" promotional photo, measuring 5" x 7".

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Known as the "The Acorn" and "Black Destroyer", Shavers compiled one of the most amazing records in boxing history.

At one point he won almost thirty fights in a row by knockout. He scored over 20 victories in the first round alone, including that over Ken Norton. Shavers fought Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on September 29, 1977 and, while almost flooring Ali with a right in the second round, he lost a close decision.

Ali later said Shavers was the hardest puncher he ever faced. Shavers again fought for the title against champion Larry Holmes at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 28 of 1979. Shavers knocked Holmes down in round seven but was himself knocked out in round eleven.

Holmes, known for his ability to take a punch, later said that Shavers' blow was the hardest he had ever taken in his career.