Earnie Shavers Cause of Death, Wife, Children, Age, Net Worth

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Earnie Shavers Cause of Death

American boxer Earnie Shavers who fought Muhammad Ali has died aged 78.

Earnie Dee Shaver, born August 31, 1944, best known as Earnie Shavers, was an American former professional boxer who competed between 1969 and 1995.

A two-time world heavyweight championship challenger, Shavers is known for being one of the hardest punchers in heavyweight boxing history.

He scored 68 knockout wins, including 23 in the first round. He holds a 76.4% overall knockout ratio.

Earnie Shavers Cause of Death

Shavers challenged unsuccessfully twice for the heavyweight championship, losing to Muhammad Ali in 1977 and to Larry Holmes in 1979.

He hurt Ali in the second round and knocked down Holmes in the seventh round.

Shavers defeated former world champions Vicente Rondón, Jimmy Ellis, and Ken Norton, as well as three-time European heavyweight champion Joe Bugner and top heavyweight contender Jimmy Young.

In 2001, Shavers released an autobiography called Welcome to the Big Time.

Since retiring from boxing he has attended boxing events as a special guest, autograph signer, and motivational speaker.

Shavers started boxing at the late age of 22.

Before turning professional, he had a short but notable amateur career, winning the 1969 National AAU heavyweight title.

In March 1969, National Golden Gloves director Tony Mange said Shavers “carries a hefty punch”.

He had nine straight knockout wins before he was himself knocked out by the 230-pound (104 kg) West German Horst Koschemann.

What is Earnie Shavers’s net worth?

According to Sources, Earnie Shavers had an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million from his boxing Career.

Earnie Shavers was recognized as one of the best of his time.

Who was Earnie Shavers’s wife and kids?

Shavers was married to Laverne Payne. They had five daughters from their marriage together: Tamara, Cynthia, Catherine, Carla, and Amy.

He also has four daughters and a son from other relationships: Catherine, Lisa, Natasha, and Latonya, and a son, Earnie, Jr.

Earnie Shavers Cause of Death

He has 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He worked at General Motors in Lordstown, Ohio in the late 1960s.

Shavers made a guest appearance on the Irish TV programme The Late Late Show hosted by Ron Lyle where the two fighters discussed their previous bout that had happened a month earlier.

Shavers was a frequent visitor to the pub “Roddy Bolands” in Dublin. There is a signed picture of Shavers drinking a pint of Guinness on the wall there.

How old was Earnie Shavers?

Earnie Shavers was born on August 31, 1944, in Garland. He is 78 years old at his time of death.

What was Earnie Shavers cause of death?

Earnie Shavers’ death was announced on Twitter, however, it was said that the former boxer passed away at the age of 78.

However, his cause of death is not immediately known.

The story is still developing, more details soon.

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