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ALI AND THE "ACORN"

ali shavers ALI AND THE "ACORN"
Sports Illustrated / October 10, 1977
courtesy David Martinez private collection

By Jim Amato

It was to be the last time the incomparable Muhammad Ali would ever successfully defend the heavyweight championship. It would be held in boxing’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. It would also feature Ohio’s most popular heavyweight of the last quarter century, Earnie Shavers.
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