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Earnie Shavers Record

Total Fights89
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins68
KO Losses7
Earnie Shavers Record & Stats
Earnie Shavers' Record
Earnie Shavers' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Earnie Shavers' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 26 years, Earnie Shavers fought 89 times with 74 wins, 14 losses, and 1 draw.

      Shavers retired from professional boxing with a record of 74-14-1. He was a two-time heavyweight world title challenger. He had a 76.4% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 68 of his total 89 fights being knockout wins. Shavers suffered seven knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Larry Holmes in a heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 2nd round KO defeat to Brian Yates on November 24, 1995.

      Some of Shavers' best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Ken Norton, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Bugner, Jimmy Young, and Vicente Rondón.

      89Nov 24, 199551Brian YatesLossKO2
      88Sep 19, 199551Brian MorganWinMD
      87May 16, 198742Larry SimsWinKO2
      86Mar 1, 198338George ChaplinLossDQ
      85Jan 29, 198338Rahim MuhammadWinPTS
      84Nov 5, 198238Tony PereaWinKO7
      83Oct 14, 198238Phil ClinardWinTKO2
      82Sep 5, 198238Chuck GardnerWinKO2
      81Aug 17, 198237Walter SantemoreLossUD
      80Jun 22, 198237Billy Joe ThomasWinKO5
      79Jun 11, 198237James TillisLossUD
      78May 15, 198237Danny SuttonWinTKO7
      77May 8, 198237Joe BugnerWinTKO2
      76Apr 22, 198237Ali HaakimWinPTS
      75Dec 11, 198137Jeff SimsWinKO5
      74Sep 9, 198137Mike RodgersWinKO2
      73Jul 29, 198136Terry MimsWinKO2
      72Oct 17, 198036Ted WadkinsWinTKO2
      71Aug 2, 198035Randall CobbLossTKO8
      70Jun 14, 198035Leroy BooneWinUD
      69Mar 8, 198035Bernardo MercadoLossTKO7
      68Sep 28, 197935Larry HolmesLoss *TKO11
      67May 25, 197934Eddie ParotteWinTKO3
      66Mar 23, 197934Ken NortonWinKO1
      65Dec 4, 197834Harold CarterWinKO3
      64Oct 9, 197834John GirowskiWinKO4
      63Jul 20, 197833Harry TerrellWinRTD1
      62Mar 25, 197833Larry HolmesLossUD
      61Sep 29, 197733Muhammad AliLoss *UD
      60Apr 16, 197732Howard SmithWinKO2
      59Dec 11, 197632Roy WilliamsWinKO10
      58Sep 28, 197632Henry ClarkWinTKO2
      57Mar 28, 197631Henry ClarkWinPTS
      56Nov 13, 197531Tommy HowardWinKO3
      55Sep 13, 197531Ron LyleLossTKO6
      54May 8, 197530Oliver WrightWinTKO3
      53Apr 9, 197530Rochell NorrisWinTKO10
      52Feb 11, 197530Leon ShawWinKO1
      51Nov 26, 197430Jimmy YoungDrawSD
      50Nov 4, 197430Bob StallingsLossUD
      49May 16, 197429Roy WallaceWinKO1
      48Dec 14, 197329Jerry QuarryLossTKO1
      47Jun 18, 197328Jimmy EllisWinKO1
      46May 12, 197328Harold CarterWinKO1
      45Feb 19, 197328Jimmy YoungWinTKO3
      44Oct 25, 197228Leroy CaldwellWinKO2
      43Sep 19, 197228A J StaplesWinTKO1
      42Aug 26, 197227Vicente RondónWinUD
      41May 5, 197227Lou BaileyWinKO2
      40Apr 22, 197227Bob FelsteinWinTKO5
      39Apr 6, 197227Charley PoliteWinKO3
      38Feb 15, 197227Elgie WaltersWinKO2
      37Feb 1, 197227Ted GullickWinKO6
      36Nov 28, 197127Del MorrisWinKO3
      35Nov 23, 197127Cleo DanielsWinKO2
      34Oct 28, 197127Elmo HendersonWinKO4
      33Oct 16, 197127Charlie BostonWinKO2
      32Sep 28, 197127Pat DuncanWinKO5
      31Aug 11, 197126Richard PittmanWinKO1
      30Jul 13, 197126Bill McMurrayWinKO1
      29Jun 29, 197126Bill HardneyWinKO1
      28Jun 10, 197126Chuck LeslieWinKO10
      27Apr 24, 197126Willie JohnsonWinTKO4
      26Apr 21, 197126Mac HarrisonWinKO2
      25Mar 24, 197126Young AgababWinKO1
      24Mar 3, 197126Steve CarterWinTKO1
      23Feb 17, 197126Dick GoshaWinTKO5
      22Feb 3, 197126Johnny MacWinKO3
      21Jan 15, 197126Nat ShaverWinKO1
      20Jan 6, 197126Lee EstesWinKO2
      19Dec 7, 197026Bunky AkinsWinKO1
      18Nov 18, 197026Johnny MacWinTKO4
      17Oct 14, 197026Johnny HudginsWinKO1
      16Sep 12, 197026Don BranchWinKO1
      15Aug 29, 197025Jim DanielsWinKO1
      14May 11, 197025Ron StanderLossKO5
      13Apr 14, 197025Frank SmithWinTKO4
      12Mar 23, 197025Ron AsherWinKO1
      11Mar 10, 197025Art MillerWinTKO1
      10Jan 27, 197025Abe BrownWinTKO5
      9Jan 24, 197025Joe ByrdWinTKO3
      8Jan 7, 197025Abe BrownWinTKO1
      7Dec 23, 196925Gene IdeletteWinTKO2
      6Dec 18, 196925Chico FroncanoWinKO1
      5Dec 4, 196925J. D. McCauleyWinKO2
      4Nov 21, 196925Lee RoyWinKO3
      3Nov 13, 196925Stan JohnsonLossUD
      2Nov 11, 196925George HoldenWinKO1
      1Nov 6, 196925Silas HowellWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Earnie Shavers (The Black Destroyer) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Garland, Alabama, U.S. on August 31, 1944. Shavers died on September 1, 2022 at the age of 78 years. His professional boxing career spanned more than 26 years — from 1969 to 1995.

      Shavers made his professional boxing debut against Silas Howell at the age of 25 on November 6, 1969, defeating Howell via 1st round TKO.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 33 on September 29, 1977 after 60 professional fights, against Muhammad Ali for the WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He lost to Ali via 15 round unanimous decision.

      Shavers had a total of 14 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Brian Yates at 51 years of age, on November 24, 1995. Shavers lost the fight via 2nd round KO.


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