Holy would do what Norton was too afraid to do, and that’s capitalize on Shavers’ flaws by counter-punching. Plus Holy could take a punch with the best of them. Add to that Shavers’ suspect chin and questionable stamina, and you’ve got a Holyfield win by TKO. In fact Holy may do it in less than a round just the way Jerry Quarry (another counter-puncher) did.
Quarry never opened him self up to get clocked clean by a Shavers right. He fought a quick and defensive fight. Evander would go toe to toe and almost VOLUNTEER to taste Shavers' right hand. Evander had the chin to survive, and he'd win the fight by TKO, but he'd make foolish mistakes and wind up on the ground himself at one point.