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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 29, 1982, Tokyo, JapanMonday november 29, 1982 Pacific stars and stripes sports 25 Champ Holmes stays undefeated Houston a Larry Holmes toughest task in his heavyweight title defense against Randy Tex Cobb might have been keeping straight face. Following his one sided decision Victory Over Cobb the world boxing Council Champion said the challenger had made several Wise crack during the 15 rounds Friday night at the Astrodome. We ought to fight in a phone Booth Holmes said Cobb told him once. Cobb could have used a phone Booth. He did t have the foot Speed to Corner Holmes and he did t have the hand Speed or the punching Power to do any damage when he go close to the Champion. You know i never had an Amateur career said the 26 year old Cobb who had Only two Amateur bouts. And i feel like i began my pro career poised and patient Holmes who turned 33 nov. 3, was poised and patient As he used his tremendous left Jab to control the fight and Batter Cobb s features a Cut lip a Cut on the nose an damage about both eyes. The Guy is hostile Mobile an agile said Cobb. We ended up fighting his fight not judges spider Bynum of Dallas and Charles Minker of Las vegas nev., gave 14 rounds to Holmes and called one even. Judge Chuc Hassett of los Angeles gave Cobb one round. I think i m one of the greatest champions Ever said Holmes. And Tex can put it in his history Book that he went 15 rounds Cobb is Only the second of 13 challengers to last 15 rounds with Holmes who now is 41-0, with 13 knockouts. The other was trevo Berbick april 11,1981, at Las vegas. Holmes was not disappointed that he could t Knock out Cobb who Nowise 20-3, with 18 knockouts. I m glad he did t go out in the late rounds because if you take a beating like Cobb did you can really get Hurt by a late round knockout said Holmes. As for what s next Holmes said right now my future is getting started outside of boxing and pre paring for the future. But i still love Holmes reportedly is considering title defense against Lucien Rodri Quez of France in the Spring. There is speculation that he would have that fight then fight an exhibition at Larry Holmes tags Randy Cobb in the second his newly purchased hotel near his Hometown of Easton pa., at which he would announce his retirement. But Holmes said he would fight More than once if the Money is right. As for a rematch with Gerry Cooney whom he stopped in the 13th round of a major Money match june 11 at Las vegas Holmes said the right Money would be $25 million. The Champion earned $1.6 million and Cobb $500,000 for the bout on Abc according to promoter Don King. If the fight had been last monday night which was considered but would not have been possible because of the return of pro football after a strike King said Holmes would have earned $2.1 million and Cobb $700,000. A crowd estimated at about 9,000 people showed up at the Astrodome and most of the fans were for Cobb a native texan whose current residence is Runnemede . I thank the crowd a lot said Cobb. I just wish they had been voting instead of the Holmes hit Cobb with rights to the head for most of the fight and in the late rounds found the Range with his vaunted left Jab. Cobb never could take advantage of his Edge in weight 23414 pounds to 2171/2.while he could not put Cobb Down Holmes rocked the challenger on several occasions and had him in real trouble in the 10th and 14throunds. In the 10th, he staggered cob with five rights Early in the round and Hurt him with two rights to the head near the Bell. Holmes ripped open a Cut on the Bridge of Cobb s nose in the 14th round and had him Hurt with a five punch head barrage at one Point two right left combinations a another two rights to the head 20 seconds from the Bell and a left right to the face just before the Bell. He s a hell of fighter with a great Jab Cobb said. I have a lot of respect for him. He moves Welland jabs Well and that right hand Ain t bad i would like to say to the next Man who fights Randy Cobb that he d better be in shape Holmes said. I had trained for a possible 15-round duration and he took All Cobb said he planned a vacation before thinking about his next fight. He said he would like to fight Michael Dokes again. Dokes is on of three fighters to beat the challenger. It was the first championship fight for Holmes since he Defeated Cooney last june. Asked if Cobb was tougher fight the Champion replied Cooney did t even go 13 let s party Cobb was late getting to a pos fight news conference. But be fore he left the ring with blood running Down his nose he said let sparty yeah in a scheduled 12-round heavy weight bout also televised Greg Page 238% pounds got up from a second round Knockdown to Knock Down James Quick tills 216, an Stop him at 43 seconds of the eighth round to retain the United state boxing association championship. Tillis went Down from a right hand to the jaw and his Trainer Angelo Dundee jumped into the ring before referee Mark Tessman could Start to count. Page of Louisville ky., now is20-1, with 17 knockouts. Tillis is 22-3, with 17 knockouts. Ice skating Queen Tokyo a Katarina Witt feast Germany put on a Strong performance saturday night to win the women s title at the International free skating event Here. Witt who placed second in the 1982 world figure skating championship sat Copenhagen last March led 16 competitors from 12 countries with 101.5 Points in the Short program Friday and 101.8 in the free skating saturday for a two event total of203.3 Points. Rosalynn Sumners the reigning United states National Champion was second with 198.4 Points 100.5and 97.9. And Tiffany Chin also of the United states was third with 190.8 Points 93.1 and 97.7. Unbeaten packers raiders hit the nil Road associated press the Green Bay packers and the los Angele raiders two of the National football league s five undefeated teams go on the Road sunday for games that May determine their status As serious super bowl contenders. The packers who downed the los Angeles rams and new York giants before the eight week nil strike and the Minnesota Vikings last week travel to new York to take on the jets who are2-1 and Defeated Baltimore 37-0 last sunday. The raiders who erased a 24-0 deficit to beat the san Diego chargers 28-24 last monday night will be in Cincinnati to take on the defending american conference Champion bengals. Cincin Nati improved its record to 2-1 with an 18-14 win Over the eagles in Philadelphia last sunday. Other games sunday the fourth weekend in the strike shortened season include Phila Delphia 1-2, at Washington 3-0 St. Louis 1-2, at Atlanta 2-1 Pittsburgh 3-0, at Seattle 1-2 Kansas City 1-2, at the los Angeles rams 0-3 Chicago 1-2, at Minnesota 1-2 new Orleans 2-1, at san Francisco 1-2 Houston 1-2, at new England 1-2 and Denver 1-2, at san Diego 1-2. On monday night the undefeated Miami dolphins visit wingless Tampa Bay. On thursday the Dallas cowboys downed the Cleveland Browns 31-14 and the new York giants Defeated the Detroit Lions 13-6. Green Bay off to its Best Start since the Vince Lombardi Era year of 1966, has outscored its nil Roundup opponents 68-7 in the second halves of its first three games. The pack will be looking for measure of revenge against the jets new York clinched a playoff berth and eliminated the packers in the final game of last season with a 28-3 pounding. The jets have beaten new England and Baltimore behind the passing of Richard Todd and the running of second year Man Freeman Mcneil whose 123 Yards against the Colts last week made him the first Jet Ever to Rush for 100yards or better in three straight games. The raiders who still Don t know for sure where they re based have been sparked by last year s Heisman trophy Winner Marcus Allen. He is third in the acc in Rushing with 259 Yards in 53 carries and leads the conference in scoring with five touchdowns. But the bengals who have lost Only to Pittsburgh in overtime will be returning Home with an attack led by tight end Dan Ross and tight end Cris Collinsworth who stand 1-2 in the acc i pass receiving. Pittsburgh will be looking for its fourth win against a Seattle team that upset Denver last week in the first game for coach Mike Mccormack who took Over when Jack Patera was fired during the strike. The redskins will be meeting an Eagle team against whom they launched their three Gam winning Streak. Mark Moseley s Field goal with 4 47 left in overtime gave Washington a 37-34victory in Philadelphia on the first weekend of the season

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