Earnie Shavers dies: The boxer who almost killed Stallone on the set of Rocky – Newsbomb – News

Earnie Shavers dies: The boxer who almost killed Stallone on the set of Rocky – Newsbomb – News
Earnie Shavers dies: The boxer who almost killed Stallone on the set of Rocky – Newsbomb – News

Boxer Earnie Shavers has passed away at the age of 78.

American boxer Earnie Shavers has died at the age of 78. The boxer from Alabama fought in his professional career (1969 – 1995) in 89 fights, having 74 wins with 68 knockouts.

Shavers fought twice for the world title, but on neither occasion was he able to leave the ring with the belt around his waist.

“The Black Destroyer” had even fought against Muhammad Ali twice, knowing the same number of defeats.

So far, the causes of his death remain unknown, while according to foreign media, Shavers died on Wednesday (8/31).

He almost killed Stallone on the set of Rocky

In 1982, Shavers auditioned for the role of Stallone’s rival in the third Rocky film.

During the shoot ‘Sly’ asked Shavers to hit him with all his might. Then the boxer started hitting him with the left hand which was not his strong point. His punches were so strong, Stallone went to the bathroom and threw up. Eventually, the role went to ‘Mr T’ who played the boxer ‘Clubber Lang’.


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