Originally Posted by clinikill
I saw Cobb get knocked down by journeyman Eddie Gregg in their match. Tex also got knocked out in the first round by tomato can Dee Collier. I haven't seen the fight, but according to various observers, it was a legitimate KO.
McCall and Chuvalo have better claims to the title than Cobb, in my opinion.
I believe around that time Cobb was also partying far harder than he was training and fighting, so it's likely Cobb was far from his usual durable self at the point of the Collier fight.