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?