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Boxing: Earnie Shavers dies, the boxer who almost killed Stallone with a punch: “Only God hits harder than me”

Earnie Shaverone of the hardest punchers in the history of boxing, has died at the age of 78 and the causes of the death of the famous boxer are no


Earnie Shaverone of the hardest punchers in the history of , has died at the age of 78 and the causes of the death of the famous boxer are not known.

Throughout his successful career ‘The Acorn’ Shaversalso known as ‘The Black Destroyer’Shavers posted a record of 74-14-1, with 68 of those 74 wins coming by KO.

“Only God hits harder than me”Shavers came to say in an interview.

Earnie Shavers could stick you in the neck and break your ankle.

Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb

Actor and former boxer Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb once said that “Earnie Shavers could punch you in the neck and break your ankle.”

Shavers’ mythical fight against Muhammad Ali: “When Earnie hit me I heard bells and beeps”

Earnie Shaver I fought twice for the world heavyweight titlelosing both fights.

In 1977 Earnie Shavers lost to Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in a match for boxing history.

“Earnie hit me so hard that it shook my relatives in Africa,” confessed Muhammad Ali, who took the fight to 15 rounds by unanimous decision of the judges.

Earnie Shavers hit me so hard it shook my relatives in Africa

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali said that Shavers “He is stronger than Joe Frazier and George Foreman. He hit very hard” and in his autobiography he confessed that “when Shavers hit me, I heard bells and whistles.”

Shavers’ legendary non-KO punch to Larry Holmes: “He hit me too hard to KO me”

The second time Earnie Shavers fought for the world heavyweight title was in 1979 and lost by technical KO against Larry Holmes In Las Vegas.

Larry Holmes managed to survive one of Shavers’ famous punches: “He hit me too hard to knock me out.”

The KO for boxing history from Earnie Shavers to Ken Norton

Earnie Shavers debuted in 1969 and retired from boxing in 1995, leaving his KO of Ken Norton and his victories against Jimmy Ellis or Jimmy Young for history.

Sylvester Stallone after receiving a punch from Earnie Shavers for Rocky III: “It’s the closest I’ve ever been to death”

In 1982, when his career was already on the decline, Earnie Shavers was hired to try out in the movie Rocky III, which starred Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa.

In a sparring match with Stallone, the boxer asked him to go deeper, “Come on! Give me a real one!”, so Earnie Shavers unleashed one of his famous blows on the actor… although with his left, his supposed hand. bad.

“It’s the closest I’ve ever been to death,” said Stallone, who after Shavers’ punch had to be escorted to the bathroom to vomit, in words reproduced ‘Jot Down’.

After that hole Earnie Shavers did not stay with ethe role of Clubber Lang (Rocky Balboa’s antagonist in Rocky III) which was for the popular wrestler Mr. T (BA Baracus in the ‘The A-Team’ series).