Training fighters is like trying to catch a fish. It's technique, not strength.
It's been like that forever. We got spoiled by Joe Louis, by Rocky Marciano. Muhammad ruined us for everybody. He was great outside [the ring]; he was great inside. We got so accustomed to it we thought we deserved it.
Notice who is in the locker room after you lose, not after you win.
There are positive and negative thoughts. And, hey, it doesn't cost you a cent more to think positively .
You're blowing it, son! You're blowing it!
Joe Louis, to me, was the finest human being God put on this earth in every way.
Trainers give of themselves. So, I learned and I projected it with my fighter.
When she would walk, it was like rhythm. The guys' heads would bounce, but I wouldn't look because I was married.
Criticism is okay, encouragement is better!
The nearest I have ever seen to the great Willie Pep
I just put the reflexes in the proper direction.
Both guys ran out of gas, only my guy had an extra tank.
He would have beat everybody because we'd have found a way to beat him.
It doesn't cost anything more to be nice.
In all my years in boxing I'd never known such heat
What's his name? I tried to forget him because if he would have fought like he worked with my guy he would have knocked the guy out.
The match would have to be made at 165 pounds. Sean can't make 160 any more, even though he's drinking lite beer these days
I never knew about a lot of the outside things
You take what the guy gives you. If there's nothin' there, you handle it. No problem.
My kid could move like a lightweight
You're talkin' legit here.
I loved the movie for the simple reason that I saw the scenes and I saw Muhammad working with these guys.
This kid deserves anything good that happens to him. He's such a good guy. He's just the nicest human being you want to meet.
Any fighter didn't like Muhammad Ali should have his head examined.
Muhammad aware of what to look for and he handled it on his own. He did his own thing. I never programmed him.
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