|Born||in Bridge City, Texas, USA|
|Birth Name||Randall 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 6'3", 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 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 (although Cobb was reportedly 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 a grin and a wide smirk. His antics captured the Hollywood's attention and he was cast as Jon Voight's opponent in the remake of The Champ (1979).
Cobb went on to appear in action roles requiring muscles and physical heft in films and television. He later 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.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: angelsunchained