Earnie Shavers vs. Jimmy Ellis

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1973-06-18 : Earnie Shavers 206¼ lbs beat Jimmy Ellis 199¾ lbs by KO at 2:39 in round 1 of 10

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Harold Valan

Shavers was trapped in a neutral corner and appeared slightly hurt as Ellis bombed him with right hands, but Shavers fought his way out and dropped Ellis with a right uppercut to the jaw. Ellis tried desperately to regain his feet but was counted out.

  • Purses: Ellis - $25,000, Shavers - $12,000

Newspaper Article

"Shavers upsets Ellis" UPI, June 19, 1973