Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people.
Boxing is the magic of men in combat, the magic of will, and skill, and pain, and the risking of everything so you can respect yourself for the rest of your life.
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.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Don't count the days, make the days count.
I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.
To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.
Yesterday I was lying, today I am telling the truth.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo, they will find she was wearing boxing gloves.
It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.
The time may have come to say goodbye to Muhammad Ali, because very honestly, I don't think he can beat George Foreman.
I don't fight for legacy. I don't fight for none of that, I fight for that check. I'm in the check cashing business.
Everybody in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter.
Got any excuses tonight Roy?
I fought Sugar [Ray Robinson] so many times that I'm lucky I didn't get diabetes
I've only ever seen Errol Christie fight once before and that was the best I've ever seen him fight.
I'm like a bottle of milk with gloves.
How can you trust a man who can talk for 5 minutes and you cant understand a sentence of it!
In all my years in boxing I'd never known such heat
Love is a net that catches hearts like a fish
I said a lot of things in the heat of the moment that I shouldn't have said. Called him names I shouldn't have called him. I apologise for that. I'm sorry. It was all meant to promote the fight.
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