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Old 05-15-2011, 09:29 PM #1
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Default Ray Mercer vs Earnie Shavers

Both at there peak. Who wins & how?
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:09 PM #2
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I would probably say Mercer, provided he's in shape (no mean feat). He knocks Shavers out, IMO.
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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.
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I agree Shavers gets horribly overrated because of his power.
Which is also pretty overrated IMO.
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mercer via kayo after shavers gasses
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:11 AM #6
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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 shit about the fight, though. If that doesn't happen, he gets waxed.
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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
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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.
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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.

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