Shavers Vs Ellis-June 18th, 1973 N.Y
Earnie Shavers was a hard punching phenom facing an ex-world champion, Jimmy Ellis,  who had been through many wars. Shavers had an incredible record of 45-2 with 44 knockouts. He had lost early in his career twice and was on a 32 fight win streak. He had just beaten tough Jimmy Young and journeymen  Harold Carter in one round knockouts and Earnie was starting to become a factor in the division rankings. Jimmy Ellis was a durable contender who was on a win streak of his own since losing to Muhammad Ali. Ellis had won 8 straight fights by KO and had a record of  37-7 with 21 KO's. He had just come off impressive wins against Charlie Harris, Joe Harris and Reco Brooks. Let's see if the up and comer can handle the veteran.

Here's the fight as I saw it.-Green are the round scores as I scored it, red is important text like a cut, great punch or knockdown.

Round 1- Ellis comes out and hits Shavers with a nice shot and seems to stun Earnie early in the round. Shavers still moving forward in usual fashion however. Ellis is trying to knock Shavers out here early.  They are in close and SHAVERS THROWS A HUGE RIGHT UPPERCUT!! ELLIS IS DOWN, and it doesn't look like he's gonna make the count. He doesn't make it, Earnie Shavers with a 1 round KO over Jimmy Ellis.
Shavers-KO 1

This fight showed the huge power of Earnie Shavers for the first time to the Madison Square Garden crowd. It appeared that Shavers had been stun by Ellis before he knocked him out, but Earnie had such power that Ellis couldn't take the one punch that he was hit with. Earnie Shavers would learn that an all-out style could help and hurt him against up-coming opponents. Shavers would go on to have wars with many of the all-time great fighters. Jimmy Ellis was on the backstretch of a good career and would still have one more fight with Joe Frazier and call it quits about two years after this fight going 2-4-1 in his last 7 fights.