Ernie Shavers on Facing Ali (2009 documentary on Muhammad Ali)

Earnie Shavers

Facing Ali is a 2009 documentary directed by Pete McCormack about Muhammad Ali  as told from the perspectives of some of the notable opponents he faced during his career: George Chuvalo, Sir Henry Cooper, George Foreman, “Smokin’” Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes ,Ron Lyle, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks and Ernie Terrell.

Shavers appeared in the film ‘Facing Ali’ (a 2009 documentary) where he discusses his life and career. For his fight against Ali, when he hurt Ali in the 2nd round he said ‘ I hurt him, but he really started faking it like he was really hurt. I thought he was playing, really, but he was actually hurt. Ali was a very smart fighter’

(source: Facing Ali Documentary)

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