The Best Second Tier Heavyweight Boxer Of The 70's?

Who WasThe Best Second Tier Heavyweight Boxer Of The 70's?

  • Jerry Quarry

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ken Norton

    Votes: 14 63.6%
  • Earnie Shavers

    Votes: 7 31.8%
  • Ron Lyle

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jimmy Young

    Votes: 1 4.5%

  • Total voters
    22

kes1111

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Ali, Frazier and Foreman were the big dogs of the heavyweight division in the 70's, who was the second best?


Jerry Quarry
Nickname(s) Irish, The Bellflower Bomber
Rated at Heavyweight
Nationality American
Born May 15, 1945
Bakersfield, California
Died January 3, 1999 (aged 53)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 66
Wins 53
Wins by KO 32
Losses 9
Draws 4
No contests 0


Kenneth Howard Norton
Nickname(s) "The Black Hercules"
"The Jaw Breaker"
"The Fighting Marine"
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Reach 80 in (203 cm)
Born August 9, 1943
Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S.
Died September 18, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Stance Unorthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 50
Wins 42
Wins by KO 33
Losses 7
Draws 1
No contests 0


Earnie Shavers
Born August 31, 1945
Warren, Ohio
Other names The Dark Destroyer
Nationality American
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb; 15.1 st)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 77 in (200 cm)
Style Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Years active 1969-1995
Professional boxing record
Total 89
Wins 74
By knockout 68
Losses 14
By knockout 7
Draws 1
No contests 0


Ron Lyle
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Reach 77 in (197 cm)
Nationality American
Born February 12, 1941
Dayton, Ohio
Died November 26, 2011
Denver, Colorado
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 51
Wins 43
Wins by KO 31
Losses 7
Draws 1
No contests 0


Jimmy Young
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality American
Born November 16, 1948
Died February 20, 2005
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 56
Wins 34
Wins by KO 11
Losses 19
Draws 2
No contests 1

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Brother Blues

Deceased - Nov. 4, 2015
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Jimmy Young was an interesting fighter....could not punch at all,but once beat George Foreman.
 

doug777

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Quarry from '67-'71 was the best all around fighter of this group, by the mid seventies Quarry was in decline.

Norton stopped a faded Quarry, won a split decision over Young in a close fight, and was stopped in the 1st by Shavers. His inability to compete with big punchers drops him below Quarry.

Young lost a close fight with Norton, won two unanimous decisions over Lyle, and was stopped early in his career by Shavers. Easily the best defensive fighter of the group as well as one of the best defensive heavies of all time but his lack of pop puts him third in this group.

Lyle and Shavers are almost interchangeable but Lyle gets the slight edge because of better stamina and surviving an early knockdown to come back and stop Shavers in their head to head meeting.

Shavers has stoppage wins over Norton and Young but he was stopped by Quarry and Lyle. By all accounts was the hardest puncher in the group as well as one of the hardest punchers in heavyweight history but his lack of stamina and porous defense puts him last on this list.
 

ronmch20

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Ken Norton over Ernie Shavers??? C'mon, Shavers was the hardest hittin' heavyweight of the 70's and that includes Foreman. Ali even said the hardest punch he ever received was from Shavers and the most awkward fighter he faced was Norton. Ken Norton's major claim to fame was that he won a split decison over Ali in their first fight, that's it. :hmm:
 

xcluesiv

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don't have enough reference to offer an educated opinion so i'm just here for the education :popcorn: only really know these guys by name
 

kes1111

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Ken Norton over Ernie Shavers??? C'mon, Shavers was the hardest hittin' heavyweight of the 70's and that includes Foreman. Ali even said the hardest punch he ever received was from Shavers and the most awkward fighter he faced was Norton. Ken Norton's major claim to fame was that he won a split decison over Ali in their first fight, that's it. :hmm:
 

scullydog

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I take umbrage to you calling Earnie Shavers and Ken Norton second tier heavyweights. Ken Norton was a champ. Although Shavers wasn't a champ, he was a feared opponent.
 

doug777

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I take umbrage to you calling Earnie Shavers and Ken Norton second tier heavyweights. Ken Norton was a champ. Although Shavers wasn't a champ, he was a feared opponent.
Norton didn't win his title in the ring he was awarded his championship when Leon Spinks decided to fight Ali instead of Norton. To be fair Norton would've beaten Spinks. Still he didn't actually beat anyone to be champion and didn't make any successful defenses of his title. Shavers was a feared opponent but the key word is opponent and that's just what Shavers was. Shavers fought for a championship three times and loss all three times.
 

jackson35

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Norton didn't win his title in the ring he was awarded his championship when Leon Spinks decided to fight Ali instead of Norton. To be fair Norton would've beaten Spinks. Still he didn't actually beat anyone to be champion and didn't make any successful defenses of his title. Shavers was a feared opponent but the key word is opponent and that's just what Shavers was. Shavers fought for a championship three times and loss all three times.
kick that shit. drop bombs
 
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