Willie Belle Shaver

Earnie Dee Shaver, best known as Earnie Shavers, is an American former professional boxer who competed between 1969 and 1995.

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

Who did Earnie Shavers lose to

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.

Known as the “Black Destroyer”, Shaver’s won 44 of his first 47 fights by knockout; mostly against unremarkable opposition.

This included 27 consecutive knockouts, of which 20 were in the first round.

He suffered setbacks with losses to Ron Stander and Stan Johnson.

 Earnie Shavers holds a 76.4% overall knockout ratio. Garland, Alabama, U.S. Shavers challenged unsuccessfully twice for the heavyweight championship, losing to Muhammad Ali in 1977 and to Larry Holmes in 1979.