Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers

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Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers
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Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 1977
Location: 
New York, NY
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
Heavyweight
Titles at Stake: 
WBC/WBA Heavyweight Championship
Referee: 
Johnny LoBianco

Official Judging
Johnny LoBianco 9 - 5
Tony Castellano 9 - 6
Eva Shain 9 - 6

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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.




Fan Cards: Muhammad Ali vs. Earnie Shavers


scorecard by SENYA13
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
142
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
9
144


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
142
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
143


scorecard by DOCSCORER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
144
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
141


scorecard by MARK ELDING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
8
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
142
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
143


scorecard by HTTP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
143
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
143


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
142
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
143


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
143
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
142


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
143
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
142


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
143
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
142


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
143
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
142


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
142
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
143


scorecard by JTL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
142
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
143


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
142
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
143


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
143
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
142


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
143
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
142


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
143
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
142


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
143
EARNIE SHAVERS
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
142


scorecard by ACERBITAS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
140
EARNIE SHAVERS
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
147


scorecard by MATYS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
141
EARNIE SHAVERS
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
145


Comments

rorschach's picture

Man Shavers was a murderous puncher.

Matchroom's picture

Has there ever been a better chin in the history of the HW division then Muhammad Ali? Shavers well known for being possibly the biggest puncher possibly of any time was detonating nukes on the point of Ali's chin, numerous flush shots on the chin in the 7th for instance, and Ali shows hardly a waiver despite having to be hurting from such artillery. How 2 of the 3 judges gave Ali that round I haven't the foggiest, I assume for the slight rally Ali had about 2 minutes in that was mostly blocked. But that 10 second burst shouldn't have taken the round from Shavers who landed over a half dozen flush bombs to Ali's head.

The 9th was the swing round for me, neither man really landed anything effective but Shavers stayed busy and did land most of what was landed in the round. Yet again Ali mainly clowned & taunted throw no jabs, didn't dance, and threw 1 short shoeshine flurry that did nothing and landed on nothing but elbows gloves and the top of Ernie's head, and a second longer flurry with Shavers in a corner that looked better than it was again mostly blocked. Two of the judges scored for Ali, and the other even but I don't agree. Shavers stayed active albeit not landing anything earth shattering, but what was landed was by him. This tactic by Ali became very popular for bigger name fighters later in their careers, doing little for the first 2:30 and then flurrying the last 30 seconds to steal the round, on most people's card though I don't go for that unless what's actually landed to steal the round is great stuff, which Ali's wasn't in this case.