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BOXING LEGEND HAS PASSED AWAY AT 78

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Earnie Dee Shaver (August 31, 1944 – September 1, 2022)

 

(ESPN) – Earnie Shavers, who is often considered the hardest
punching boxer of all time, had a professional record of 74-14-1
with 68 total knockouts during his 26-year-career that spanned
from 1969 to 1995. He died Thursday, September 1 from a short-
illness at his daughter’s home in Virginia


Muhammad Ali (left) Vs. Earnie Shavers.

Image 1 - Earnie Shavers vs Muhammad Ali 1977 Autographed 8x10 MSG Boxing Poster Reprint
1977


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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Sir George Ivan Morrison is 77 years old today.

Van Morrison, is a Northern Irish singer-
songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose
recording career spans six decades. He has
won two
Grammy Awards.

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BOXING BELT SOLD FOR BIG BUCKS TODAY

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DALLAS (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his
1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight title fight was sold
at auction on Sunday for $6.18 million.

The winner of the competition for the belt was Indianapolis
Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

In a tweet Sunday, Irsay confirmed he acquired the belt for his
collection of rock music, American history and pop culture
memorabilia that is currently touring the country.

The belt will be displayed on Aug. 2 at Chicago’s Navy Pier and
on Sept. 9 in Indianapolis.

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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

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Referee Zack Clayton, right, steps in after challenger
Muhammad Ali, second from right, knocked down
defending heavyweight champion George Foreman,
bottom, in the eighth round of their championship
bout on Oct. 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire.
(AP Photo/File)

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HISTORY FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Comedian & film maker Mel Brooks is 96 today.
(born Melvin Kaminsky in New York City)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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James (Jay) Douglas Muir Leno is 72 today.

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