Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers
Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defends his title against thunderous puncher Earnie Shavers in a classic confrontation. Shavers rocks Ali with some huge right hand bombs in the second round and blasts him into the ropes again in the fourth. The champion responds by trying to out work Shavers with rapid combinations throughout the night and starts to drill the challenger with big shots of his own in rounds ten through twelve. Letting it all hang out, Shavers stuns Ali in the thirteenth and has him hurt in the waning moments of the fourteenth. As Shavers goes for the knockout in the final round, Ali comes back to save his title by hurting the challenger badly with only seconds left in the fight, closing the show on an epic battle. When the scorecards are announced, Ali has escaped with a hard-fought unanimous decision.