by thenewgreen 422 days ago · link · parent · post: John Bloom, “There You Have It: The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell”
I'm interested in learning more about this Holmes/Cobb fight. Was it just obviously fixed?
by briandmyers 422 days ago · link
No, not as far as I know. Holmes was the better fighter, and he pummelled Cobb for the full 15 rounds, because Cobb was a tough SOB and would not quit, and Holmes could not knock him out. The refs should have called the fight after 4 or 5 rounds tops, but they just let the blood continue to flow for round after round. It was an exposition of how much of a blood sport heavyweight boxing had become. By the way, Cobb was incredible in "Raising Arizona" as the bounty hunter.