“We (Trey Lippe Morrison) are ready for anything. He can jab and counter or we can fight in the middle of the ring. I’m ready for whatever he brings and I’m ready to fight.”—Ty Cobb
On December 10th, at the Buffalo Run Casino, journeyman heavyweight Ty Cobb, 19-7, 11 KO’s takes on up and coming prospect, Trey Lippe Morrison, 12-0, 12 KO’s. Cobb, is a realist and knows he is going to Trey Lippe Morrison’s House, but he is fine with that. He feels his level of competition and some of the stages in the world he has faced them on has well prepared him for this fight.
Cobb, has said he is in the shape of his life and is not scared to take some, to land some. And we all know, in the heavyweight division, all it takes is one punch to change the entire landscape and outcome of a fight. Ty sat down with Ringside Report recently and was very candid in his answers.
BB: On December 10th, you face up and coming Trey Lippe Morrison 12-0, 12 KO’s who is coming off a big win on ShoBox this past September when he destroyed undefeated Ed Latimore, 13-0, 7 KO’s. Last year, I filmed three rounds of both you and Trey sparring here in Tulsa. Do you feel you learned anything in that sparring that will help you in your fight against him?
First off Brad, thank you for taking the time for this interview. I like your energy. I appreciate your interest in talking about this fight. With regards to Trey and I sparring. I’m not sure either of us learned anything from each other. I think anyone can look at that video and tell we were both going about 40- 50%. I’m sure he has improved since then and I’m in the best shape of my life.
BB: How is training going for the fight?
Training has gone really great. I’ve had great sparing. I’ve been working with Pastor Bo Gibbs in preparation for this fight. (Father of Oklahoma Middleweight Champion Bo “Hands Of War” Gibbs) We have been working hard. The fight with Trey has been a conversation since the sparring you recorded. I’m just glad it has finally materialized.
BB: Any predictions?
No, predictions on my part other than a great fight. I think one thing that makes this fight a great fight is that our primary styles are to come forward with big shots and create openings. That makes for an explosive fight. I have faced a couple big names fighters and I’m not intimidated by anyone. I think a lot of his opponents were beat before they ever stepped in the ring. I have great respect for Trey and he obviously can hit hard. We are ready for anything. He can jab and counter or we can fight in the middle of the ring. I’m ready for whatever he brings and I’m ready to fight.
BB: If you are victorious in this fight, where do you see your boxing career in 2017?
Well, at age 41, time is of the essence. Heavyweights by nature mature later in their careers. Winning this fight probably creates another opportunity for me to move forward. Trey has gotten a lot of attention with the media due to how quickly he has knocked his opponents out and obviously with his dad being Tommy Morrison. A win will get noticed however I think with most of the boxing media they will say he was all hype anyways etc. Unfortunately most fighters don’t get the respect they deserve.
BB: To date, who do you feel was your toughest opponent on your ledger and why?
Well, Wilder comes to mind. The plan was to get inside and stay on his chest. At the time, he only had like 7 or 8 fights. So, there wasn’t a lot of video on him except some amateur fights and him punching through guys in the first round as a pro. I ran into a big shot early and that was that. Now we all know what kind of puncher he is even with top level guys.
BB: Let’s give your fans a 180 of who Ty Cobb is outside of boxing…
I’m a family guy who loves his wife, kids and fears the lord.
BB: Fulltime Gig?
I’m a General Manger for Gold’s Gym.
BB: Favorite Drama Movie?
I’m more of an action guy so for a Drama, how about some drama and action , Braveheart and the Book of Eli.
BB: Sound or noise you love to hear?
Number one is my kids calling me dad. I love to hear the waves hitting the shore at the beach. A close second to the waves hitting the shore is the rhythm of a speed bag being worked.
BB: Sound or noise you least like to hear?
BB: Favorite Food?
Sushi or Chipotle
BB: If you hit the lottery for millions, what would be the first thing you would want to buy?
First thing I would do is help people in need. I would help my family and give to God’s kingdom. (* I don’t play the lottery)
BB: How many times over the years have you been asked are you related to the legendary ball player Ty Cobb?
I use to hear it all the time. It’s interesting as I get older I hear it less and less. Less people know who he was. He wasn’t a very kind guy but he was fierce.
BB: What is one thing you can share with the RSR Readers that really isn’t known about you?
I love Jesus. I spent years researching religions. I was not raised in a church. My mother raised me and she had a science education. I read and researched all the major religions of the world. I needed answer to some questions I had from things I had experienced in life that might be considered unexplainable and always felt like there was more to things than what we know and can see.
During my journey I was looking for answers to certain questions and when I read the Bible and studied historical writings outside the Bible that proved Jesus lived I couldn’t believe. I was in search of truth and for me I found what I was looking for. One day I will work in full time ministry.
BB: If you could meet one person from anytime in history, who would it be and what would your first question be for them?
So many people come to mind but I would want to sit with Jesus. The first question I would ask him is what does he want me to do.
BB: Finally, what is the saying you live your life by?
“To expect more from myself than anyone could ever expect from me.”
Ty wanted to add the following to our interview:
Brad, once again, thank you for your time and I want to thank the fans. Without them fighters couldn’t do what they want to do. I want to thank my wife, Keri she is my everything. Thanks to my trainers Mike Zapata, Pastor Bo Gibbs my manager Bobby Dobbs.Contact the management team