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Boxing has kept me off the streets, stops me smoking and drinking and gives me something to do.
That's just the business of boxing. Things just turned out that way. I don't think it was any particular reason. I had opportunities to fight in bigger fights, but things just didn't always work out.
The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.
If a bullfrog had wings it wouldn't bump his behind every time he hopped.
I was always active, always running and working out. I was a wrestler and ran track and, out of interest, started boxing. Its always been a part of me.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring.
If there's magic in boxing, it's the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.
After my victory at the Warriors 1, the self-proclaimed and well named Monarch of the Underworld, Dave Courtney, came up to me and commended me when he said, ‘Richy, you can hit, I’m fucking glad you’re not hitting me.’ The way Dave said it and the expression on his face made me laugh.
If there was such a thing as re-incarnation, Floyd would come back as himself
Holmes is so ugly, his grandmother said when he started to cry the tears would stop and roll down the back of his head.
As long as there's this welfare state of ours we're not going to have any good fighters
Every day of my life, I'm trying to find a different way to get better.
The one thing I can't get enough of is boxing. I love sparring in the ring or just doing the training, and it's easily one of the most effective ways of keeping off fat.
My stuff is direct. Critics have compared my writing style with boxing all the way back to 1978 when my first book of essays appeared: it was compared to Muhammad Ali's style.
I started boxing when I was eight. I enjoyed when I could hit someone and they couldn't hit me back. It was like a game for me. The feeling of knocking someone out. My first knockout victory was when I was ten. He went down and his nose started to bleed, so they stopped it.
There's only been three giant promoters in our lifetime. There's Michael Todd, P.T. Barnum, and yours truly.
I don't want to sound obnoxious, but I like to think I brought it another step. I was able to bring people who were casually interested in boxing together.
I've fought everybody without ducking anyone. I have beaten 10 undefeated guys, and I never was comparing myself to the greatest in the sport. I was not thinking of breaking any records. I'm just enjoying my time in boxing.
My first sparring session with him saw him bullying me around the ring, so I thought fuck this, and when he came back in close, I threw the boxing code of conduct out of the window and hit him with a cracking right hand in to the balls! That sapped the energy out of him and that was the end of that. In the end, I could take anything he threw at me and then I’d come back with mine, which he didn’t like and people would comment on how much I’d ‘come on’.
I always win.
Sugar Ray Leonard
It is wonderful. It truly is. It is the only thing that is real! It's you against me, it's challenging another guy's manhood. With gloves. Words cannot describe that feeling of being a man, of being a gladiator, of being a warrior. It's irreplaceable.
Smokey Wilson was like my Gandhi. If I had run into somebody else in prison, with a different set of values, the world might have never known one of the greatest boxing talents ever to come out of Philadelphia.
It's the hurt business, it's boxing. We're there to get it in.
My life's not tragic at all. How many guys do you know who are bankrupt and just bought a $3 million house and are getting ready to get $6 million more?
I've been a boxing fan ever since I was a kid.
I'm the worst surfer in California. My balance is off from boxing.
Here, then, happiness is obviously a form of strength, a subversion even, a modus of survival, even if at times it appears superficial and misplaced. Besides, for all of boxing's brutality, there is lyricism in its rhythm, too, something that dreamy, romantic Filipinos perhaps recognize. It is almost too facile to ascribe too much significance in this metaphor, but this incongruous combination of lyrical violence is default in Manila, where beauty is scarce, and which flourishes side by side with the hideous. There is pride in that stubborn independence, I think, whether it is on the canvas of a boxing ring or history. How did that killer song end again? The record shows I took the blows and did it my way.
A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested. When a person gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion.
While wrestling in college as a junior it came to a point where wrestling just wasn't enough for me anymore. I love wrestling, but I felt like I was missing something, and so the striking part about MMA, the boxing and kickboxing, was what got me really interested in MMA. I saw it on TV and I just knew that I wanted to do it.
This fight isn't about boxing, it's something deeper than that.
I can't say that I ever worried much about what people thought or said of me. I like to be liked, and have often wished that I could be as much loved as Jim Driscoll, say, but I have never been able to bow down to rules and regulations
Joyce Carol Oates
I can entertain the proposition that life is a metaphor for boxing--for one of those bouts that go on and on, round following round, jabs, missed punches, clinches, nothing determined, again the bell and again and you and your opponent so evenly matched it's impossible not to see that your opponent is you.... Life is like boxing in many unsettling respects. But boxing is only like boxing.
At noon I get to the gym to do my boxing workout. Three hours there. Rest. Once in a while I get a massage, because I need it once in while.
He knows which fighters to steal, how to exploit anyone's vice, vanity or insecurity and make a profit for himself.
Give your main clause a little space. Prose is not like boxing; the skilled writer deliberately telegraphs his punch, knowing that the reader wants to take the message directly on the chin.
He has turned defensive boxing into a poetic art. Trouble is, nobody ever knocked anybody out with a poem.
The biggest fight in my life is not in boxing. The biggest fight in my life is how to end poverty in my country.
Any big televised event that starts at the crack of dawn is worth getting up for. I've done it all my life: big boxing matches, royal weddings, even TV-A.M.'s inaugural episode was enjoyed in pyjamas in my house.
I fought Sugar Ray so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic.
Naw, it's like ants up there, man. Like ants that sound like lions!
Boxing should probably be banned. But until then, I'm a big fan.
I was so good at boxing because I worked hard. I worked harder than anybody. When other boxers used to box in the gym, three or four rounds, I used to box 10-20 rounds.
On the way here this guy steps up to us and says, 'Would you like to join Jehovah's Witnesses?' and Rocky (Graziano) says 'I didn't see nuttin!'
I don't know that person anymore, that guy in '86, '87. I don't know that guy no more. I don't have no affinity for that guy no more. I have no affinity for the guy who said, 'I am the greatest fighter God produced.' I have no affinity for the guy who said he would try to push his [opponent's] nose bone up into his brain. I just don't know that guy. I don't know who he is. I don't know where he came from. I don't have no kind of connection with him no more.
If you are a blackman in America and get stopped by the police, make sure you have a vidio camera. Don't rely on some passerby to film the beating. Rodney King was just lucky.
All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps
When God wants me to lose, then that's when I'll lose. But until then, I'm going to be at the top of my game and keep working hard anddedicating myself to the sport of boxing and to being the best entertainer that I can be.
I give them the head, choke them, hit them in the balls.You'rehting, not playing the piano, you know
But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.
The past is gone. I know it sounds cliché, but you're here. Like be in it. And boxing was a really good analogy for me to try and carry that in my everyday life all the time.