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Can you think of any "one-in-a million" boxers or boxing related characters?


 

Each snowflake is different and so are human beings. Boxers are no exception, but some stand out as being truly unique. Others tend to fall into a kind of cluster. Heck, even if Willie Pep were put in a pea pod, he would have Nicolino Locche and Pernell Whittaker for company.

 

But for pure uniqueness, I submit Randall "Tex' Cobb fits this bill. He was a lot brighter than most people gave him credit for; he received a BA with Honors from Temple University (no mean trick); he was a good all-around athlete; he finished his boxing career with a fine record of 43-7-1 (though his final long undefeated streak was against dreadful opposition); he became a solid character actor; and finally, he is well is known for his many amusing quotes three of which follow:

During the referee's instructions prior to his bout with Shavers, the ref asked the customary Any questions? Cobb replied Can I bite him?

They called me a fat, cowardly, cocaine-snorting, fight-fixing cheat, Who they calling fat!--Cobb

When asked about how he [Cobb] was going to fight Holmes by Howard Cosell Well Howie, I think I'm going to stay outside and outjab him

Yes, Tex Cobb is a “one in a million.” Can you name any others?

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