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Earnie Shavers boxer

Earnie Shavers image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1969-11-06
Born 1944-08-31
Nationality USA
Residence Warren, Ohio, USA
bouts
89
won
74
lost
14
draw
1
bouts
89
won
74
lost
14
draw
1
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Reach 79″/201cm
Debut 1969-11-06
Born 1944-08-31
Nationality USA
Residence Warren, Ohio, USA

Shavers is best known for his world title fights with Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali. He scored a heavy knockdown against Holmes, and hurt Ali badly in the second round and during the later rounds of their fight. Shavers' most significant wins were his first-round knockouts of former world heavyweight champions Jimmy Ellis and Ken Norton. He also defeated world heavyweight title challengers Jimmy Young and Joe Bugner.In 2001, he released an autobiography about his life and boxing career called Welcome to the Big Time. Today, he attends boxing events as a special guest, autograph signer, and as a motivational speaker.

Shavers is best known for his world title fights with Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali. He scored a heavy knockdown against Holmes, and hurt Ali badly in the second round and during the later rounds of their fight. Shavers' most significant wins were his first-round knockouts of former world heavyweight champions Jimmy Ellis and Ken Norton. He also defeated world heavyweight title challengers Jimmy Young and Joe Bugner.In 2001, he released an autobiography about his life and boxing career called Welcome to the Big Time. Today, he attends boxing events as a special guest, autograph signer, and as a motivational speaker.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 24, 1995 Brian Yates DLWWLL Ho-Chunk Casino, Baraboo LOSS
KO
Sept. 19, 1995 Brian Morgan LLLWLL Georgetowne Club, Omaha WIN
Majority decision
May 16, 1987 Larry Sims LLLLLL Cincinnati Technical College Gymnasium, Cincinnati WIN
KO
March 1, 1983 George Chaplin LLLWWL Civic Center, Baltimore LOSS
DQ
Jan. 29, 1983 Rahim Muhammad WWLLWL El Paso WIN
Points
Nov. 5, 1982 Tony Perea WWWWWW El Paso WIN
KO
Oct. 14, 1982 Phil Clinard LLL Duke's Country Nightclub, Tulsa WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 5, 1982 Chuck Gardner LWWLLW Wales WIN
KO
Aug. 17, 1982 Walter Santemore WLLLWL Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 22, 1982 Billy Joe Thomas LLLLWL Astro Arena, Houston WIN
KO
June 11, 1982 James Tillis WWWWLW Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 15, 1982 Danny Sutton WWWWWW Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, Charleston WIN
Technical knockout
May 8, 1982 Joe Bugner WWLWLW Reunion Arena, Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 1982 Ali Haakim WWWWWW Grand Traverse Hilton, Traverse City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 11, 1981 Jeff Sims LWWWL Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, Nassau WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 1981 Mike Rodgers LLLLLL Civic Center, Lansing WIN
KO
July 29, 1981 Terry Mims LWWLWW Civic Center, Saginaw WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1980 Ted Wadkins Auditorium, West Palm Beach WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 2, 1980 Randall Cobb WWWWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit LOSS
Technical knockout
June 14, 1980 Leroy Boone WLWLLW Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati WIN
Unanimous decision
March 8, 1980 Bernardo Mercado LLWWWW Great Gorge Resort, McAfee LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 28, 1979 Larry Holmes WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 25, 1979 Eddie Parotte LLLWWL Richfield Coliseum, Richfield World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 1979 Ken Norton LWWWLW Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Dec. 4, 1978 Harold Carter LLLLLL Civic Center, Saginaw WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1978 John Girowski WWLWLL Coliseum, Hampton WIN
KO
July 20, 1978 Harry Terrell WLWLWW Alan B. Shepard Civic Center, Virginia Beach WIN
Corner retirement
March 25, 1978 Larry Holmes WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 1977 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 16, 1977 Howard Smith WWWWW The Aladdin, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Dec. 11, 1976 Roy Williams WWLWWL The Aladdin, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1976 Henry Clark WWWWDL Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
March 28, 1976 Henry Clark WWWWWD Pavillon de Paris, Paris WIN
Points
Nov. 13, 1975 Tommy Howard LLDLLL Howard Johnson´s, Monroeville WIN
KO
Sept. 13, 1975 Ron Lyle WWWWLL Denver Coliseum, Denver LOSS
KO
May 8, 1975 Oliver Wright LWLLLL Steelworkers Hall, Baltimore WIN
Technical knockout
April 9, 1975 Rochell Norris LWWWWW Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Binghamton WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 11, 1975 Leon Shaw LLWLWL Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando WIN
KO
Nov. 26, 1974 Jimmy Young WDWWWW Capitol Center, Landover DRAW
Points
Nov. 4, 1974 Bob Stallings WLWWWW Felt Forum, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 16, 1974 Roy Wallace WWWLWL Civic Auditorium, San Jose WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1973 Jerry Quarry WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
June 18, 1973 Jimmy Ellis WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
May 12, 1973 Harold Carter WDWLLL Windsor Arena, Windsor WIN
KO
Feb. 19, 1973 Jimmy Young WLWWWL Spectrum, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 25, 1972 Leroy Caldwell LLLWWW High School Gym, Newton Falls WIN
KO
Sept. 19, 1972 A J Staples WWWLLW Moonlight Gardens Ballroom, Canton WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 26, 1972 Vicente Rondon WWWWLL Canton Auditorium, Canton WIN
Unanimous decision
May 5, 1972 Lou Bailey WWLLLW Armory, Akron WIN
KO
April 22, 1972 Bob Felstein LWLLLL Field House, Struthers WIN
Technical knockout
April 6, 1972 Charley Polite WLLWLL Packard Music Hall, Warren WIN
KO
Feb. 15, 1972 Elgie Walters WLLLWW Beaumont WIN
KO
Feb. 1, 1972 Ted Gullick WWWLLD Packard Music Hall, Warren WIN
KO
Nov. 28, 1971 Del Morris WL Bryant WIN
KO
Nov. 23, 1971 Cleo Daniels LLLLLD Packard Music Hall, Warren WIN
KO
Oct. 28, 1971 Elmo Tex Henderson LWLWLW Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline WIN
KO
Oct. 16, 1971 Charlie Boston WWWLWL Dean Chance Gymnasium, Akron WIN
KO
Sept. 28, 1971 Pat Duncan WWWDLW Sahara Hotel, Reno USA Nevada State Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 11, 1971 Richard Pittman LLLLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas USA Nevada State Heavyweight

WIN
KO
July 13, 1971 Bill McMurray WLWLLD Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline WIN
KO
June 29, 1971 Bill Hardney LLWLLL Western Reserve Field, Warren WIN
KO
June 10, 1971 Chuck Leslie WLLWLW Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline WIN
KO
April 24, 1971 Willie Johnson LLWWWL Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa WIN
Technical knockout
April 21, 1971 Mac Harrison LLWWWW Dean Chance Gymnasium, Akron WIN
KO
March 24, 1971 Young Agabab Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
March 3, 1971 Steve Carter WWWWWW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1971 Dick Gosha LLWWWL Armory, Akron WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 3, 1971 Johnny Mac WWWLLL Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Jan. 15, 1971 Nat Shaver L Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
KO
Jan. 6, 1971 Lee Estes LDLLLW Silver Slipper, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 1970 Bunky Akins WWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1970 Johnny Mac WWWWLL Austintown Fitch High School Gym, Youngstown WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 1970 Johnny Hudgins WWWLWL Moonlight Gardens Ballroom, Canton WIN
KO
Sept. 12, 1970 Don Branch LWL Cooper Arena On The Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1970 Jim Daniels Austintown Fitch High School Gym, Youngstown WIN
KO
May 11, 1970 Ron Stander WWWWWW City Auditorium, Omaha LOSS
KO
April 14, 1970 Frank Smith L Moonlight Gardens Ballroom, Canton WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 1970 Ron Asher LLWLLL Fitch High Gym, Youngstown WIN
KO
March 10, 1970 Art Miller WLLLWL Moonlight Gardens Ballroom, Canton WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 27, 1970 Abe Brown WLLLDL Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 24, 1970 Joe Byrd LLWWLL Memorial Auditorium, Canton WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 7, 1970 Abe Brown LWLLLD Armory, Akron WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 23, 1969 Gene Idelette LLWLL Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 18, 1969 Chico Froncano Memorial Auditorium, Canton WIN
KO
Dec. 4, 1969 J D McCauley W Armory, Akron WIN
KO
Nov. 21, 1969 Lee Roy Municipal Auditorium, Rapid City WIN
KO
Nov. 13, 1969 Stan Johnson WWWWWW Seattle Center Arena, Seattle LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 11, 1969 George Holden DLWLWL Orlando Sports Stadium, Orlando WIN
KO
Nov. 6, 1969 Silas Howell WL Armory, Akron WIN
Technical knockout