Blair Cobbs remains undefeated in latest contest
In his most recent in-ring effort, welterweight boxer Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KO’s) protected his “0” with another win. After outworking Brad “King” Solomon (29-4, 9 KO’s) over five rounds, Cobbs claimed a fifth round TKO. The prizefight snapped a 16-month period of inactivity for Cobbs. Conversely his opponent Solomon was much fresher, having competed just four months prior.
This is now the fourth loss for Solomon and all of them have come at the hands of undefeated fighters. At the same time, King has never secured an overly remarkable victory. There is no doubt that the ever-colorful Cobbs will try to secure at least one more bout in 2020. Yet, only time will tell who The Flair will square-off against in that contest.
The bout began with Cobbs throwing about seven consecutive jabs to back Solomon to the ropes. While nothing of major note landed, The Flair generally was the more active fighter throughout the period. Cobbs opened the second round by hammering Solomon with a number of hooks and uppercuts. The barrage put King on the defensive for the majority of the round. During the final minute of the third, Solomon began finding notable success countering with thumping hooks.
Things went from bad to worse in a hurry for Solomon in the fifth. From the start of the round, Cobbs bullied King around, repeatedly pushed him to the ropes and bloodied his nose. The abuse, especially from the body hooks and straight lefts, left Solomon looking rather fatigued. Then toward the end of the round, Cobbs popped Solomon with a straight left hand in the eye that forced Solomon to a knee. Before counting to ten, referee Rafael Ramos waved the bout off.
By: Bakari Simpson