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From The Archive: Larry Holmes TKO 11 Earnie Shavers

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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28
Sep

On this day: Muhammad Ali wins controversial decision over Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium

A legitimate victory in a close fight or a gift from the gods? On Sept. 28, 1976, Muhammad Ali won a...

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10
Sep

On this day: Muhammad Ali avenges jaw-break defeat, outpoints Ken Norton in LA

On Sept. 10, 1973, Muhammad Ali won a hard-fought, razor-close 12-round split decision over Ken Norton at the Forum in...

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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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09
Jun

Larry Holmes vs. Ken Norton: Trial by Firefight

By Jerry Izenberg This feature originally appeared in our Larry Holmes Special Issue, which is available for purchase at The Ring...

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31
Mar

On this day: Ken Norton breaks Muhammad Ali’s jaw, stuns ex-champ with decision win

It was one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history. On March 31, 1973, a then-unheralded Ken Norton scored a stunning...

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26
Mar

On this day: George Foreman obliterates Ken Norton, scores three knockdowns in two rounds

The names suggested bona fide superfight. The reality was brutal mismatch. On March 26, 1974, George Foreman retained his undisputed heavyweight...

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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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09
Mar

Former heavyweight contender Ron Stander dies at age 77

Ron Stander, the tough as nails heavyweight contender from Nebraska, died Tuesday of complications due to diabetes, his wife Toddy...

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