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Old 04-27-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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Randall 'Tex' Cobb, one time heavyweight contender, film actor, philosopher, heavy drinker .......


"Holmes doesn't hit as hard as Shavers. Nobody hits like Shavers. If anybody hit harder than Shavers - I'd shoot him."

"I'll do anything to keep from working for a living. If I've gotta fight a circus bear then put the drawers on him and let's get it on."

"A rematch with Holmes? I don't think his hands could take the abuse"

"Is Acting hard? Hell, no, it wasn't hard. Anybody who can live with the same woman for four months can act."

Cobb to the referee during the 13th round of the Holmes fight:
"Hey, you're white. Why don't you do something about this?"

"I've been knocked out once, by a Mexican bantamweight - six of my pals were swinging him around by the heels at the time."



Oh and another great quote from boxer Vinnie Pazienza:

"His legs turned to spaghetti, and I was all over him like the sauce"
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:50 PM   #2
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He's one of the funniest men I've ever heard of. One of his quotes, which I'm paraphrasing, concerned his strategy against Larry Holmes, which was something like "I came out for the next round and resumed by strategy of stumbing forward and blocking his punches with my face" just tears me up. I didn't paraphrase it very accurately I'm sure, but he is one very funny man.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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What kind of shape is Randy in nowadays?

Hope he is doing well.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:07 PM   #4
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I have been called a fat, cocaine snorting drunk.
I'm not fat.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:59 PM   #5
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He's one of the funniest men I've ever heard of. One of his quotes, which I'm paraphrasing, concerned his strategy against Larry Holmes, which was something like "I came out for the next round and resumed by strategy of stumbing forward and blocking his punches with my face" just tears me up. I didn't paraphrase it very accurately I'm sure, but he is one very funny man.
"When I got up I stuck to my plan, stumbling forward and getting hit in the face."

Here's more:

"If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass."

"I wasn't talking to Holmes in there. Every time I felt like saying something to him I found it hard because he kept putting his left hand in my mouth."

When asked before the fight if he was afraid of Larry, Tex replied, “What the hell is this guy going to do to me? Hit me? You think I got all this scar tissue running into parked cars?”

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Old 04-27-2008, 03:50 PM   #6
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............Cobb rules. Boxing misses guys like him terribly.


Once, when he was in a PHiladelphia bar drinking with a local sportswriter who had said some unsavory things about a local team in his column, a gang of toughs that took offense to his writing approached their seats weilding baseball bats. Cobb looked ove at him and said, "Oh God Pete.......I hope that's the softball team."

On another occasion, he was at some dinner function where a slew of prominent 70's and 80's heavyweights were in attendance. Cobb of course was asked to speak, and on the podium he said "What a bunch of baaaad ass n****rs we have here tonight." Among those in attendance was Renaldo Snipes, who stood up in protest at the peceived racial slur.

Cobb calmly replied, "I wasn't referring to YOU, Mr. Snipes."
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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Cobb of course was asked to speak, and on the podium he said "What a bunch of baaaad ass n****rs we have here tonight." Among those in attendance was Renaldo Snipes, who stood up in protest at the peceived racial slur.

Cobb calmly replied, "I wasn't referring to YOU, Mr. Snipes."
I had a conversation a bit like that once.

I was friends with this doorman who was black and had a bit of a chip on his shoulder and was also a boxing fan. He used to go on about how white guys couldnt dance and such.

I got into a heated exchange with him and he shouted out-

"Whose the baddest n***** on the planet then"?

I replied.

Rocky Marciano of course.

He laughed his head off.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
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"When I got up I stuck to my plan, stumbling forward and getting hit in the face."

Here's more:

"If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass."

"I wasn't talking to Holmes in there. Every time I felt like saying something to him I found it hard because he kept putting his left hand in my mouth."

When asked before the fight if he was afraid of Larry, Tex replied, “What the hell is this guy going to do to me? Hit me? You think I got all this scar tissue running into parked cars?”

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I'm telling you, he's one of the funniest guy with quips and one liners I've ever heard.
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Reporter: "Tex, are you going to try fighting Holmes on the inside?"

Tex: "No, I'm going to stand on the outside and throw rocks!"
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:48 PM   #10
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"I didn't lose the fight...I just lost the first 15 rounds"
-Cobb on losing to Holmes
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:50 AM   #11
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Ever see that film "North Dallas Forty"? Cobb is like the lead character of that, except that instead of being great at catching balls he was great at catching punches.

The thing is, next to Holmes, Cobb didn't look big . But in "Roadhouse", it was apparent how much bigger he is compared to the average person. It's also apparent how common mullets were in 1989.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:30 PM   #12
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Ever see that film "North Dallas Forty"? Cobb is like the lead character of that, except that instead of being great at catching balls he was great at catching punches.

The thing is, next to Holmes, Cobb didn't look big . But in "Roadhouse", it was apparent how much bigger he is compared to the average person. It's also apparent how common mullets were in 1989.
Even someone like Marciano would look big standing next to an average person, that sort of thing has always interested me...imagine Valuev, Willard or Carnera standing next to a midget. I would laugh my ass off if I saw that.
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:38 AM   #13
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Some of my favs :

Howard Cosell retired from boxing broadcasts after Tex Cobb's fight with Larry Holmes, citing the disgrace to boxing that the referee wouldn't stop it, after which Cobb later remarked that he'd "... go 15 rounds with Holmes again if it would get Cosell off the football broadcasts."

"Earnie Shavers could punch you in the neck and break your ankle".

On being asked his best punch –I don't know, I've never hit myself.

On how his career started "After losing both my amateur fights I decided there was no future for me in the amateurs, so I turned pro."

When asked by a referee where he was: "I am in Reno, getting the shit kicked out of me."

He also played Leonard Smalls in the Cohen Brothers' Raising Arizona.
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:57 AM   #14
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Even someone like Marciano would look big standing next to an average person, that sort of thing has always interested me...imagine Valuev, Willard or Carnera standing next to a midget. I would laugh my ass off if I saw that.
I have seen a picture of Lennox Lewis with the guy who plays Minime in Austin Powers II.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:34 AM   #15
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I have seen a picture of Lennox Lewis with the guy who plays Minime in Austin Powers II.
Where? Where?! Tell me! NOW!
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