It's tough to get out of bed to do roadwork at 5 am when you've been sleeping in silk pajamas
If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That's all I am. I live it.
It's hard to get up at 6am when you're wearing silk pyjamas.
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. If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That's all I am. I live it.
The only difference between street fighting and boxing is there a ref there from stopping me from killing you
Don't doubt me, because that's when I get stronger.
I like to see the smiles on people's faces when I show them I can do the impossible.
There are a lot of things and in order to be at the top and maintain your focus you have to have something that motivates you. For me, it was what I perceived as a lack of respect from the boxing world as well as the media, which made me want to work so hard and be great.
Nothing can intimidate me. I just go out and destruct and destroy.
Oh yeah, I mean every fighter has got be dedicated, learn how to sacrifice, know what the devotion is all about, make sure you're paying attention and studying your art.
Whether Pacquiao loses in the first round, whether he knocks out Mayweather in the first round, it's still going to be the biggest fight in history.
Sitting here now today, I can forgive a lot of the English people because it only takes a hand full of bad people to do something stupid like that and it can make the whole country look bad.
When a man goes into the ring, he's going to war.
Well, you can't trust most people in this game, period; it can be a very shady business.
I am a fighter who walks, talks and thinks fighting but I try not to look like it
You know looking back on it now I used the fight and after the fight as motivation, to make sure I was going to be the best middleweight in the world for a long time.
In some ways that fight gave me more respect around the world and helped me be even more popular because so many people felt my pain and saw that I was robbed.
You know, I think I had a great career; there's not much I think I'd do different other than get a title shot much earlier. I didn't get one till 49 or 50 fights into my career.
The situation right after the fight wasn't too good; I believe I'm still the only champion in the world who never received the belt inside the ring once you've won the title. I held that against the English fans for a long time but I felt that also motivated me.
Even though the outcome wasn't the way it should have been, publicly I still feel in my heart I won the Sugar Ray Leonard fight.
People still look at me as the champion and that's very important to me.
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