Earnie Shavers illness: What Sickness Did Earnie Shavers Have?

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Earnie Dee Shaver, best known as Earnie Shavers, was an American 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.

Earnie Shavers illness

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.

Earnie Shavers illness: What Sickness Did Earnie Shavers Have?

Due to retinal issues, Earnie withdrew from professional boxing in 1995 with a 74-14-1 record and a 76.4% knockout percentage.

He published “Welcome to the Big Time,” an autobiography, in 2001.

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