Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people.
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.
The three toughest fighters I ever fought were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic.
Yeah, I'm scared. I'm scared I might kill Schmeling.
All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.
Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that's something innate in all of us.
I have always adhered to two principles. The first one is to train hard and get in the best possible physical condition. The second is to forget all about the other fellow until you face him in the ring and the bell sounds for the fight.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.
This fight is more about what Roy Jones lost than what I took
Let the other guy have whatever he wants before the fight. Once the bell rings he's gonna be disappointed anyway.
All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps
I'm gonna have to be killed before I lose, and I ain't going to die easy.
If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That's all I am. I live it.
Lie down so I can recognise you
I love boxing. There's something fierce about using your body's force that way.
In boxing, everybody has their favorites.
I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
Well madam, have you looked in the mirror and seen the state of your nose? Boxing is my excuse. What's yours?
In boxing you create a strategy to beat each new opponent, it's just like chess.
I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.
Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.
Inactivity is the biggest sin in boxing.
Earnie Shavers could punch you in the neck and break your ankle.
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