MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 11, 2014) – Four boxing legends will lend their support to the 13th annual Fight To Educate (FTE), on Thursday night, September 18 at Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.
This year’s legends are former world middleweight champion Vito Antueofermo (50-7-2, 21 KOs), world heavyweight title challengers Chuck “Bayonne Bleeder” Wepner (25-14-2, 17 KOs) and Earnie “The Acorn” Shavers (74-14-1, 68 KOs), and two-time World Boxing Association heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz (44-9-1, 30 KOs). Continue reading
Having just read another article on heavyweight punching legend Earnie Shavers (this fascinating piece on Ringtv.com), I wanted to put up my own piece on “The Acorn,” a man who was once dubbed “The Puncher of The Century.”
I’ve had the privilege of speaking with the 1970’s and early ’80’s heavyweight terror a number of times and here he kindly lists for me his top-three all-time heavyweight punchers; as well as telling me how he feels he would have done – in his pure-punching, zinging prime – against fellow legends, Tyson, Foreman, Liston and today’s kings, the Klitschkos. Continue reading
Thomas Hearns, Earnie Shavers, Gerry Cooney and Larry Holmes are four of the Legends of Boxing who will be ringside Thursday night (Sept. 26) for the big boxing card at the Sands Bethlehem. They will be part of a gala cocktail party there during tonight’s weigh-in. Continue reading
CANASTOTA, NY – MAY 16, 2013 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced hard punching 1970s heavyweight contender Earnie Shavers will attend the Banquet of Champions on Saturday, June 8th. The banquet is part of festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6-9th.
“Earnie Shavers played a big part of the legendary heavyweight division of the 1970s that produced so many memorable moments,” said Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “We’re really looking forward to welcoming him back to Canastota and to the Banquet of Champions.” Continue reading