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Home MMA Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb - The 'Big White Heavyweight Hope' and Movie Star
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Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb - The 'Big White Heavyweight Hope' and Movie Star

randall-tex-cobbRandall ‘Tex’ Cobb: Back in 1974, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, later to become the 'Big White Heavyweight Hope' and movie star, lived with me at 6333 Weiland Way in El Paso as he was at that time a karate star but needing a lot of cash and seeking a boxing career. He had signed with promoter Paul Clinite and I was to teach him just a few basics before he would be sent to Joe Frazier's in Philadelphia .

Our routine finished around eight every evening and then Randy would make the bar scene and chase the girlies. Boy, could he ever do the country dances...and barefooted at that. I was told to run him nearly every day as he needed to lose some thirty pounds. I could only do that late at night or early in the morning. It worked out pretty well. Well, except the fact that at the end of our run (about five miles), there was an all night truck stop restaurant at 6666 Gateway East. They had these small plastic table menu signs with specials for Catfish or Fried Chicken, "All you can eat for $1.99."Randy was always hungry whether he was working out or not. And he just loved fried chicken. So every night after our run, he would scarf down five or six chickens. One night he even ate eight chickens; maybe it was eleven, I'm not sure. It was one hell of a lot of chicken, I guarantee.

After a couple of weeks of this heavy eating and with our favorite waitress, Tillie, always so happy to see us and just glow at watching Randy wolf down all that chicken, things changed. Yep, one night we came in and our favorite gal had a long, gloomy face. We thought she was having a problem of her own and urged her to tell us her troubles. She then smiled just a teeny bit and then picked up the plastic menu special card on the countertop in front of us and as Randy and I read it we couldn't help but break out laughing. The little menu sign said, "All the catfish or chicken you can eat except Randall 'Tex' Cobb, limit three."

Thomas W. McKay
www.convictedartist.com

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Iomoio  - Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb - The 'Big White Heavyweigh |


http://www.iomoio.co.uk/bonus.php
Coach Tom 'the Wizard' McKay  - Cobb an alumni of Temple University |
Tex graduated cum laude from Temple University. He is difficult to reach.
So, have a happy anyway.
Tom McKay  - Contacting Tex cobb |
Hi Shann, I wish I could be of more help. However, as much as I have written about 'Tex' his whereabouts are usually unknown to me. He was in Philly, NJ, etc. He graduated from college last year with a degree in Recreation. So he might be in that business at present.

I know he made a film with Willie Nelson but it hasn't come to fruition as yet.

I thought Randy might contact me over the past few years but he hasn't. When I wrote 'Magic! Magic! Magic! I was positive he would hear of the book. Nope.
Anyway, have a happy.

Perhaps Randall will contact me through Facebook one of these days. You can reach me at 915 591 6089 in El Paso, Tx.
Shann M Blankenship  - Dr. Brad blankenship's wife |
My husband and Randall "Tex" use to hang out in Nashvill and it has been years since seeing each other. He would love to reachTex or Tex reach him. I have heard many stories and Brad always says "Boy he would have loved you." If able it would be a gift to Dr. B. Tex used to call him "white boy
Anonymous |
Just wanted to state that Mr. Cobb was a great boxer to watch and i really enjoyed his carreer. Thanks for all the memories...
By: Mark Routzahn
Jawbone McKay  - re: re: re: The Great White Hope |
Tom McKay wrote:
[quote=Tom McKay][quote=Mr. Robert Lund]Randall Cob was a favorite of mine. Strong as an Ox ! I was deeply saddend to hear about his passing away.


Randall passed away????? Not to my knowledge. He graduated from Vanderbilt University last year. That was damn wonderful after all the s--t he has been through...much of it he brought on himself.
have a happy
Randy Lives

By Tom McKay[

Or was it Temple University?
have a happy
Jawbone McKay  - re: Larry Holmes vs. Randal TEX Cobb |
No thanks, Randy was abandoned up near Ruidoso, New Mexico and trained with his dog and brother for the bout. There were reasons I don't wish to discuss. Anyway, how he went 15 rounds without a serious training camp, is because of his hard-headedness, stubborness, and kick-ass mentality. If he could have raised his arm and thrown a punch ithe 15th, he would have KO'D Holmes. Holmes had punched himself out.
The good news? He caused Howard Coseell to leave boxing. That was a championship victory in its own right.
have a happy
Tom McKay  - re: re: The Great White Hope |
Tom McKay wrote:
[quote=Mr. Robert Lund]Randall Cob was a favorite of mine. Strong as an Ox ! I was deeply saddend to hear about his passing away.


Randall passed away????? Not to my knowledge. He graduated from Vanderbilt University last year. That was damn wonderful after all the s--t he has been through...much of it he brought on himself.
have a happy
Randy Lives

By Tom McKAy
Tom McKay  - re: The Great White Hope |
Mr. Robert Lund wrote:
Randall Cob was a favorite of mine. Strong as an Ox ! I was deeply saddend to hear about his passing away.


Randall passed away????? Not to my knowledge. He graduated from Vanderbilt University last year. That was damn wonderful after all the s--t he has been through...much of it he brought on himself.
have a happy
Randy Lives
Smiley  - wonderful story |
Not to many people get the chance to work world class athletes like Cobb. Appreciate the wonderful story
BoxingFan1967  - Larry Holmes vs. Randal TEX Cobb |
This is an classic fight of Holms vs. Cobb I thought you might enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZROK-t5Pmo
Mr. Robert Lund  - The Great White Hope |
Randall Cob was a favorite of mine. Strong as an Ox ! I was deeply saddend to hear about his passing away.
Jackie  - Raising Arizona |
Raising Arizona is a classic ! Brings back old memories. Loved Randall Tex Cobb in it. What a wonderful fighter and actor !
 
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