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.
When she would walk, it was like rhythm. The guys' heads would bounce, but I wouldn't look because I was married.
Trainers give of themselves. So, I learned and I projected it with my fighter.
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.
It doesn't cost anything more to be nice.
My kid could move like a lightweight
He would have beat everybody because we'd have found a way to beat him.
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.
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.
In all my years in boxing I'd never known such heat
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
You take what the guy gives you. If there's nothin' there, you handle it. No problem.
I never knew about a lot of the outside things
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.
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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