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Overview (3)

Born in Bridge City, Texas, USA
Birth NameRandall Hubbard Cobb
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Former Heavyweight boxing contender Randall "Tex" Cobb has had 3 highly colorful careers; kickboxer, pro boxer, and movie actor. Born in Bridge City, Texas on May 7, 1950, the 6 feet 3 inch, 225 pound Cobb excelled in high school football and martial arts. Enjoying "extreme" sports to the max, Cobb launched a professional kickboxing career and racked up 9 straight knockout victories. Realizing however, that the big money was in boxing, he switched sports and launched a professional boxing career. Known for a "cast-iron" chin, a sledge-hammer punch, and a "gift for gab", Cobb quickly established himself as one of the top heavyweight contenders in the world. Cobb's brutal, one-sided beating by heavyweight King Larry Holmes over 15 rounds (Cobb was never off his feet) caused world-famous boxing announcer Howard Cosell to "swear-off" boxing for the rest of his life. Cobb took the beating with his typical grin and a wide smirk. His antics captured the attention of Hollywood and he was cast as Jon Voight's opponent in the remake of The Champ (1979). Cobb went on to act in a vast number of successful productions, receiving positive reviews for his "raw, primitive," acting style. He launched a highly successful ring comeback in the early 1990s stretching his winning streak to 20 straight. However, he retired unexpectedly with a 43-7 log with 36 knockouts, never to box again. He continues to act and has been the subject of a highly-controversial Sport's Illustrated article which resulted in numerous law-suits.

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Trivia (12)

Education: Abilene Christian College
Former professional boxer.
The beating he took in his title fight versus Heavyweight champ Larry Holmes disgusted announcer Howard Cosell so much that he never called a boxing match again.
1968 graduate of Abilene H.S., Abilene, Texas USA
1972 graduate of Abilene Christian College
Competed in the WBC Heavyweight Championship in 1982 and the PKA Heavyweight Championship in 1984.
His pro-boxer record totaled 52 fights, 43 wins (36 by KO), 7 losses (1 by KO), 1 draw and 1 No Contest. The NC was originally a TKO win for Cobb, however the results were changed when both fighters tested positive for cocaine.
Had his last pro fight in 1993 against Andre Smiley, Randall won by TKO at 2 round.
Graduated with a BS degree from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday January 25, 2008.
Was considered for the role of Non in Superman II (1980). The role went to Jack O'Halloran, also a boxer.
Still living in Philadelphia and is a recent graduate of Temple University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. [January 2008]
Living somewhere in Philadelphia, PA. [July 2002]

Personal Quotes (2)

I love acting. It's easy for me. All you do is look in the camera, smile, and lie with charm. I learned how to do that watching Don King promote fights.
Hollywood's a great place to vacation, but I wouldn't want to live there. The people don't have a concept of reality. Their reality is how good they pretend.

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