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‘An advertisement for the abolition’ of boxing

The 1982 Larry Holmes/Randall “Tex” Cobb fight, which prompted the famous line from Howard Cosell referenced in the headline, was as one-sided as you’ve heard. It led Cosell to vow to never again cover the sport, prompting Cobb to observe, “Hey, if it gets him to stop broadcasting NFL games, I’ll go play football for a week too!”

 

 

 

 

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