Ali and Foreman Play at Quarry vs Shavers This Day December 14, 1973


Jerry Quarry Stops Earnie Shavers This Day December 14, 1973 – Ali, Frazier and Foreman Kid Around



  • Jerry Quarry 202 lbs
  • Earnie Shavers 210 lbs
  • TKO at 2:21 in round 1 of 10
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Arthur Mercante
  • Judge: Jack Gordon
  • Judge: Bill Recht

“Jerry Quarry, 202, disdaining the shouted instructions of his handler, Gil Clancy, to “box him, Jerry, box him,” instead elected to slug it out with the 210 lb. Earnie Shavers. A minute and a half into the round Quarry caught Shavers against the ropes and hit him eight or nine times, belting freely with lefts and rights to the head. Shavers escaped and fled to Quarry’s corner where Jerry caught him with a tremendous left and dropped him with a following right. Shavers barely beat the count and Quarry immediately swarmed all over him. Referee Arthur Mercante called a halt at 2:21 of the 1st round.” -United Press International

Post fight comments

“Well, Quarry just caught me a good shot early, and I just never recovered. When he finally knocked me down, I should have stayed down and taken the count. But the round was almost over and I thought I could last the final seconds.” -Earnie Shavers

“Quarry surprised me by mixing it up with Shavers. Quarry showed me he’s really a tiger.” -George Foreman

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