Ernie Shavers - 1970s Heavyweights
Bald headed Ernie Shavers was a tough nasty fighter who either scored a KO or TKO to all but two of his first 15 opponents to open his career. After getting knocked out by Ron Stander on May 11, 1970, Shavers would win his next 33 fights in a row until he lost by TKO in the first round to the aforementioned Jerry Quarry. His peers say he was the hardest hitting opponent they faced yet in the two title fights he had, he lost both to Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes. In the end, Shavers won seven of his final 10 fights retire with a 74-14-1 record.
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