View Full Version : Ray Mercer vs Earnie Shavers


Perfect Plex
05-15-2011, 08:29 PM
Both at there peak. Who wins & how?

Wild Blue Yonda
05-15-2011, 10:09 PM
I would probably say Mercer, provided he's in shape (no mean feat). He knocks Shavers out, IMO.

Barn
05-16-2011, 04:35 AM
I would probably say Mercer, provided he's in shape (no mean feat). He knocks Shavers out, IMO.
I agree Shavers gets horribly overrated because of his power.

nomadman
05-16-2011, 05:17 AM
I agree Shavers gets horribly overrated because of his power.

Which is also pretty overrated IMO.

New England
05-16-2011, 09:07 AM
mercer via kayo after shavers gasses

BigStereotype
05-16-2011, 10:11 AM
Shavers is the harder hitter but Mercer had by far the better chin, so I'll say Mercer after a Foreman-Lyle style shootout. I'm assuming Mercer gives a **** about the fight, though. If that doesn't happen, he gets waxed.

The Surgeon
05-16-2011, 12:02 PM
A good chin trumps a good punch for the most part

I like Mercer to bust Earnie up with hard jabs and take him out late when Shavers gasses out. Ray might have to endure some thunder but his chin holds up to what Shavers can manage to sneak in

Scott9945
05-16-2011, 06:02 PM
I agree Shavers gets horribly overrated because of his power.

I'll cosign on that. All time great power, but just above average (at best) in every other category.

Ziggy Stardust
05-16-2011, 06:10 PM
A good chin trumps a good punch for the most part

I like Mercer to bust Earnie up with hard jabs and take him out late when Shavers gasses out. Ray might have to endure some thunder but his chin holds up to what Shavers can manage to sneak in

Beat me to it :) This is, of course, assuming Mercer doesn't dog it like he did against Ferguson.

Poet