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From The Archive: Larry Holmes TKO 11 Earnie Shavers

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28
Sep

From The Archive: Larry Holmes TKO 11 Earnie Shavers

From The Ring Archive: On this day in 1979, Larry Holmes proved he had the heart of an all-time great when he got up from the canvas to stop brutal-punching Earnie Shavers.

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16
May

On this day: Muhammad Ali stops Ron Lyle in a memorable slugfest

It was only seven months earlier that Muhammad Ali had defied all odds to overcome one of the greatest challenges...

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29
Sep

On this day: Muhammad Ali comes through hell to best Earnie Shavers at MSG

What a chin “The Greatest” had. On Sept. 29, 1977, Muhammad Ali scored a 15-round unanimous decision over Earnie Shavers to...

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02
Sep

Legendary Larry Holmes remembers friend and former foe Earnie Shavers

One by one we’re losing the greats from that sparkling heavyweight golden era of the 1970s. Ali, Frazier, Norton, Quarry...

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01
Sep

Earnie Shavers, feared heavyweight puncher of the 70s, dies at age 78

Earnie Shavers, considered by many to be the heaviest punching heavyweight boxer in history, has died. The news was announced Thursday,...

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23
Mar

On this day: Larry Holmes drops Ocasio with a jab, scores four knockdowns, retains WBC title

The perfect punch should be felt and not seen. On March 23, 1979, Larry Holmes made the second defense of his...

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26
Jan

Best I Covered – Steve Farhood

Very few people in the boxing industry manage to leave a positive impression in more than one department. The all-around...

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09
Jun

A somber Larry Holmes reflects on George Floyd

As police murder victim George Floyd was being laid to rest near his Houston home Monday, former world heavyweight champion...

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05
Jun

Dougie’s Friday Mailbag (Ken Norton, best heavyweights of the 1970s, Hector Lopez)

KEN NORTON Hey Dougie, Want to estimate with you Ken Norton’s legacy and ATG status. Will you agree with the vast majority...

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27
Mar

Dougie’s Friday mailbag (fight delays, quick stoppages, and hardcore fan ‘tragedies’)

BIG FIGHT DELAYS Dougie, **Perfunctory message about health and well-being** On to the questions: 1. Does the delay of any specific postponed fights benefit...

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