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.
Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.
I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me.
Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making.
To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running, hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training.
Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume.
I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up.
I'm a competitor and a very proud man. If a guy beats me once, he'll have to do it again to make me believe him.
I've always believed that you can be whatever you want to be if you are willing to sacrifice and dedicate yourself.
Holyfield is nothing but class, and I think he's a breath of fresh air for the sport.
When I'm not in training. I'll walk around the streets at 153, but it's not solid; it's my socializing weight.
Duran always disturbs me. The guy is just weird. Before our first fight, both Duran and his wife gave my wife the finger.
Boxing's a poor man's sport. We can't afford to play golf or tennis. It is what it is. It's kept so many kids off the street. It kept me off the street
I found boxing when I was 14 years old. I went down to the gym because my brother, who used to beat me up all the time, introduced me to boxing. I found boxing to be a sport that I felt safe in because I controlled what was in those four squares.
Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over.
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