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.
I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young, I told her, 'I think I should get a job.' She said, 'No, just keep boxing.'
Lie down so I can recognise you
Let the other guy have whatever he wants before the fight. Once the bell rings he's gonna be disappointed anyway.
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.
Boxing is just show business with blood.
I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.
People don't realise what they had till it's gone. Like President Kennedy - nobody like him. Like The Beatles, there will never be anything like them. Like my man, Elvis Presley - I was the Elvis of boxing.
Fighting is dancing. Look at a great boxing match, and it's a dancing.
I always wanted to play a boxer because some of my favorite films, as a boy, were those great boxing movies, like 'Raging Bull', 'Rocky', 'The Set Up', 'Fat City and Hard Times'. I just loved those films.
Capoeira was designed to look like a dance, and it's actually an incredibly effective means of fighting. Fighting is dancing. Look at a great boxing match, and it's a dancing. That's what's great about the choreography that goes on here. It's a delicate ballet with a fist in the face.
I had always wanted to play a boxer, all of my life. I grew up watching great boxing films.
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