Cobb-Holmes '82: A Violent Game Of Tag

Here's the last of four Pete Dexter columns about Randall "Tex" Cobb's heavyweight title fight against Larry Holmes. Originally published Nov. 29, 1982, as "An Advanced Game of Tag" in the Philadelphia Daily News, the column was Dexter's account of the aftermath of the fight, which was so bloody and violent that… » 4/29/13 6:26pm 4/29/13 6:26pm

Cobb-Holmes '82: Spies, Thieves, And Other Serious Business

Here's the third of four Pete Dexter columns about Randall "Tex" Cobb's heavyweight title fight against Larry Holmes. Click here for part one and here for part two. Originally published in the Nov. 26, 1982, edition of the Philadelphia Daily News as "Randall's Serious," this column appears here with the author's… » 4/26/13 1:56pm 4/26/13 1:56pm

The Weight Of Tex Cobb's Belief

Here's the second of four Pete Dexter columns about Randall "Tex" Cobb's heavyweight title fight against Larry Holmes. Click here for part one. Originally published Nov. 24, 1982, as "Gifts Aren't Everything" in the Philadelphia Daily News, this column appears here with the author's permission. » 4/25/13 11:09am 4/25/13 11:09am

The Night Tex Cobb Saved My Life

In November 1982, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Pete Dexter went to Houston to watch his friend Randall "Tex" Cobb fight Larry Holmes for boxing's heavyweight championship. In the coming days, we'll republish Dexter's four columns from the event. Below, you'll find the first one, originally published on Nov. 23,… » 4/24/13 3:54pm 4/24/13 3:54pm