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Old 12-02-2013, 01:53 AM   #1
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I read how strong Tex Cobb was but he was not a great puncher.Did he have "arm punches"?
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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Indeed, thats where they originated from.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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He also had head absorbing.
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Yea of course he was a tough strong guy,a first round draft pick to have on your side in a bar fight, but he didn't have the explosive 1 punch KO power of a Tyson, or Shavers, or even ****ey for that matter..
A guy who tried to get by on raw talent and a strong mental fortitude..
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
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Indeed, thats where they originated from.
let me educate the morons;arm punches are thrown without a proper leg,torso or shoulder involvement,thus less power.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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Randall Tex Cobb was one tough SOB He went 15 rounds with Larry Holmes in Houston at the final bell Tex turned to referee Steve Crosson & asked him for 3 more rounds. He said Larry couldn't hit him any more his hands hurt too much from beating on Tex's hard head. Tex then said Lets Party!!!!!!!!! Tex went to the bar for a beer Larry went to hospital for Xrays on his swollen hands
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #7
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So many great Tex stories I have heard.

Tough mother****er who was a really good athlete.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:02 AM   #8
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At a press conference cobb sat alongside guys like holmes, weaver, dokes,shavers and snipes. Cobb took the mic and said he was proud to be alongside such great ******s. Snipes got up mad and shouted. Aint nobody calling me a ******..cobb replied calmly with smile, i wasnt referring to you snipes...
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:13 PM   #9
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He was heavy handed but was slow,and had no snap. He was an attrition style fighter who was comfortable fighting in a phone booth. He would just beat on a guy and pressure him until he quit or fatigued.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #10
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Yea of course he was a tough strong guy,a first round draft pick to have on your side in a bar fight, but he didn't have the explosive 1 punch KO power of a Tyson, or Shavers, or even ****ey for that matter..
A guy who tried to get by on raw talent and a strong mental fortitude..
Don't think he had much of the underlined.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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I read how strong Tex Cobb was but he was not a great puncher.Did he have "arm punches"?
Cobb had moderate power. He wasn't very fast handed, and did not have a lot of snap on his punches.

Cobb's best stuff was brute strength, determination, and durability. I saw Cobb vs Shavers a few years ago. I thought it would be a monstrous puncher vs an iron headed anvil. The fight was disappointing. Cobb wins when Shavers gasses out, without Shavers landing his best stuff.

Regarding Cobb's durability, he really did get hit cleanly with a puncher above Kenny Norton's level. Holmes scored a lot, but the beating Cobb took in the fight was not that bad. It was just an easy one sided type of fight where Holmes lands a lot of leather and fought smart.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:59 PM   #12
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Cobb had moderate power. He wasn't very fast handed, and did not have a lot of snap on his punches.

Cobb's best stuff was brute strength, determination, and durability. I saw Cobb vs Shavers a few years ago. I thought it would be a monstrous puncher vs an iron headed anvil. The fight was disappointing. Cobb wins when Shavers gasses out, without Shavers landing his best stuff.

Regarding Cobb's durability, he really did get hit cleanly with a puncher above Kenny Norton's level. Holmes scored a lot, but the beating Cobb took in the fight was not that bad. It was just an easy one sided type of fight where Holmes lands a lot of leather and fought smart.
i know he was moderate puncher,i wonder was it because,like a berbick or chuvalo he punched improperly? and if so, been a great puncher (with his great strength) using proper form.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #13
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All i can add to it is that punching power and strength don't always go hand in hand.
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specially at the top level.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #15
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Great great win vs Mercado. Surprised no mention in this thread.
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