Duane Bobick vs Tex Cobb

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  1. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Here's one I never saw .. Bobick actually had more skill and better boxing skills .. slightly faster .. size matches up .. Bobick's key weakness, his chin, may nit be exploited as Cobb was not a huge puncher .. thoughts ?
     
  2. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Bobick couldn’t have been as bad as people say. At some point, or level, he had trouble seeing right hands coming his way. Apart from this, albeit big flaw at world level, he was pretty reasonable. And had to have been. He’s probably the best fighter Norton decked.

    Cobb was tougher. But Cobb was tougher than everyone. And he was a pretty determined, game handful. So think this could be a very good fight.

    certainly one I would like to watch.

    I can make a case for both guys. everyone is going to pick Cobb. But that’s probably a bit unfair.
     
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  3. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Close fight this, might even be a draw!
     
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  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    If it goes the distance then I’d pick Bobick by decision. But Tex Cobb has a good chance of scoring a stoppage before the final bell
     
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  5. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bobick’s main issue was that he was a slow starter and big time hitters like Norton and knoetze took advantage of it. So did Tate, who wasn’t a legendary banger but he came at bobick with a whirlwind attack. I recall watching bobick against young Sanford back in the day and noticing he dropped the first 3 rounds before his engine was revved and he then took over the fight. If you had the kind of punch that could take Duane in the first 3 rounds then one should use it. Tex Cobb never had that kind of punch. He was a mauling clubber. I would pick bobick on a 10 round decision. Duane could box and had good fundamentals from his amateur days
     
  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

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    Lean towards Bobick myself. He was an OK boxer.
     
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  7. ronnyrains

    ronnyrains Active Member Full Member

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    Tough one If Bobick boxes like he did aginst Scott LeDoux twice, I could see a ten round win. Duane once won 100 of 101 bouts. a 62 fight win streak going into 1972 Olympics, loss to Stevenson and a 38-0 record as a pro. going into Kenny Norton Bout in Ny.

    In that streak he beat the best amateur heavyweights all around the world, and some good pro's Neumann, Wepner, Bunny Johnson, LeDoux, Schutte, Middleton, Ramos, were all ranked at one time or another , As far as WBA & RING MAGAZINE WERE CONCERNED Bobick's BEST WIN WAS AT THE TIME -ninth ranked Chuck Wepner. Randy Neumann was #10 The Ring Magazine at that time of their bout.

    Tex and Bobick sparred in Philadelphia daily and heard they were wars!
     
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