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Blair Cobbs promises fan-friendly fight with Steven Villalobos

The charismatic prospect returns on Thursday night.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Blair “The Flair” Cobbs returns to action this week, facing Steven Villalobos on the next edition of Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights.

Cobbs (11-0-1, 7 KO) has become known a bit for his pro wrestling-style ring entrances, combining the flourishes of the likes of Ric Flair and Stone Cold Steve Austin, and the 29-year-old is starting to push to make a bigger name.

Villalobos (11-0-1, 9 KO) is also undefeated, a 28-year-old who has built his record against lesser opposition than even Cobbs, who has yet to take on any contenders himself.

And while Cobbs may be brash on the outside, he’s not underestimating his opponent.

“I’m expecting a tough fight from Villalobos, who brings his own undefeated record to the ring,” Cobbs said from training camp. “Whenever you have two undefeated prospects looking to stay undefeated, you know its going to be a fan-friendly fight. He has a lot of power, but so do I, so it’s going to come down to who wants it more. I’ll be letting my hands go with bad intentions and if I get him hurt, I’m taking him out.”

Cobbs says camp has gone well, and that he feels his team have the right plan worked out.

“My trainers Bones Adams and Brandon Woods have put together a great strategy for this fight,” he said. “We’ve been working on several things in camp and it will all be on display for the world to see when I step into the ring on Aug. 22. It’s been a hard training camp, but very productive.”

Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights does not air on DAZN, but is free for everyone via Facebook, and starts at 10 pm ET this Thursday night. The main event of the show is a meeting between unbeaten junior welterweight prospects Luis Feliciano (12-0, 8 KO) and Genaro Gamez (9-0, 6 KO).

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