Best 689 of Boxing quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Billy Joe Saunders

Boxing has kept me off the streets, stops me smoking and drinking and gives me something to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lamont Peterson

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.

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Mike Tyson

The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.

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Don King

If a bullfrog had wings it wouldn't bump his behind every time he hopped.

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T. J. Thyne

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.

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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.

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Paul Haggis

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.

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Stephen Richards

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.

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Ricky Hatton

If there was such a thing as re-incarnation, Floyd would come back as himself

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Muhammad Ali

Holmes is so ugly, his grandmother said when he started to cry the tears would stop and roll down the back of his head.

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Tommy Farr

As long as there's this welfare state of ours we're not going to have any good fighters

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Ray Lewis

Every day of my life, I'm trying to find a different way to get better.

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Matthew Hussey

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.

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Ishmael Reed

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.

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Emanuel Steward

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.

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Don King

There's only been three giant promoters in our lifetime. There's Michael Todd, P.T. Barnum, and yours truly.

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Barry Mcguigan

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.

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Wladimir Klitschko

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.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Stephen Richards

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’.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Brittany Noel Bostic

I always win.

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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.

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Bernard Hopkins

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.

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Floyd Mayweather

It's the hurt business, it's boxing. We're there to get it in.

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Mike Tyson

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?

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Robert Goulet

I've been a boxing fan ever since I was a kid.

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Mickey Rourke

I'm the worst surfer in California. My balance is off from boxing.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Glenn Diaz

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.

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Evander Holyfield

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.

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Cain Velasquez

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.

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Bernard Hopkins

This fight isn't about boxing, it's something deeper than that.

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Freddie Welsh

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

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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.

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Juan Manuel Marquez

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.

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Jack Newfield

He knows which fighters to steal, how to exploit anyone's vice, vanity or insecurity and make a profit for himself.

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William Safire

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.

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Eddie Shaw

He has turned defensive boxing into a poetic art. Trouble is, nobody ever knocked anybody out with a poem.

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Manny Pacquiao

The biggest fight in my life is not in boxing. The biggest fight in my life is how to end poverty in my country.

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Sharon Horgan

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.

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Jake Lamotta

I fought Sugar Ray so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic.

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Charlie Flynn

Naw, it's like ants up there, man. Like ants that sound like lions!

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Sam Simon

Boxing should probably be banned. But until then, I'm a big fan.

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Jake Lamotta

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.

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Jake Lamotta

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!'

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Mike Tyson

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.

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Don King

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.

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Larry Holmes

All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps

By Anonym 15 Sep

Floyd Mayweather

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.

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Fritzie Zivic

I give them the head, choke them, hit them in the balls.You'rehting, not playing the piano, you know

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Rod Taylor

But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Hilary Swank

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.