Tex Cobb with kicks permitted vs Larry Holmes

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  1. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    They don't talk about it much, but Tex Cobb began as a karateka and kickboxer (American style full contact above the waist) for a fairly long time before he began boxing.

    Assuming a mixed rules fight, would Cobb have managed to beat Holmes if he'd been allowed to pull out the above-the-waist kicks he used in full contact karate?
     
  2. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Cobb would have kicked his ass.
     
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  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That would have made a big difference. If low kicks were allowed then I'd have him a firm favourite.
     
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    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Great fight scene. Swayze was legit.

     
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