One fighter who stood out a bit on that Golden Boy card which was topped by the Andrew Cancio vs Alberto Machado rematch, was Blair Cobbs, a 29 year old welterweight, who went to 11-0-1.
The Golden Boy boxer, advised by Shahid Malik, showed flair in the ring, and outside.
His post-win promo was stellar…
ICYMI: Blair Cobbs’ post fight interview was absolute 🔥. Pure Glory. Any chance we can get him on a show tonight somewhere? #CancioMachado2 #Boxing #AnyTimeAnywhereBlair #BlairTheFlareCobbs pic.twitter.com/D5QoLWmBii
— Tim – Boxeo Boksing Boks 拳闘 Boxen มวย бокс 拳击 (@Hock1717) June 22, 2019
I reached out to the PA boxer, asked for his assessment of his win over 7-2-2 Robert Redmond:
“I give myself a B,” Cobbs said. “The fight was fun and exciting. It gave me a lot of experience and confidence. I was able to execute most of the things that my team and I worked on in the gym. I got a knockdown early by boxing on the inside. I was able to box coming forward, backwards and laterally. This time my trainer wanted to see how I would fare if I broke my opponent down instead of fast and quick knockouts. So I accepted the challenge and took my time placing punches to the body and head, manipulated my opponent to move where I wanted him and waste energy. There was one round where I used my defense to a lower him to punch himself out. After, I took over.. I was making him struggle to keep up with my speed and my high-pace fighting style. Punches were adding up as I started to unleash high volume combinations. At the sixth round, my opponents' corner stepped in to throw in the towel. My plans of drowning a tough opponent that have never been stopped with strategy and skill was a success.”
“I believe Blair can being a world champion. He’s still learning and always in the gym. GBP has a gift in Blair,” said Malik.
So, good outing for you, Mr. Cobbs?
“Thus living up to the name Blair ‘The Flair' Cobbs, the most entertaining prospect in boxing, WOOOOOOOOOO,” he said, with, yes, flair.
Put him on the watch list, the kid wants and needs to stand out.