There is no fighter smarter than me. -Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Joe Louis is a credit to his race
But if you cover the World Series on the news or do a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing. The reason for that is that we’re doing something that people are really interested in.
Boxing is a contest of character and ingenuity. The boxer with more will, determination, desire, and intelligence is always the one who comes out the victor.
My father was an army champion boxer… in the British army. And so he loved boxing and talked it up as a sport. But then when my brother and I were beating the crap out of each other, he was always trying to tone it down. But I am a fan of boxing.
With kangaroos, you say ‘Sit!’ and they start boxing with you. They’re nuts! -Jerry O’Conell
You don’t think. It’s all instinct. If you stop to think, you’re gone.
The content and thematic materials of dance is, of itself, like boxing. You play tennis and baseball. But boxing is not a sport you play: you stand up and do it.
I hit Ali with everything and he said ‘is that all you got’ and I said ‘yeah, that’s pretty much it.’
I never thought of losing, but now that it’ s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
If you think Barkley was mad before the fight, wait until he sees how many people are taking part of his purse.
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. -Marvin Hagler
When I got up I stuck to my plan – stumbling forward and getting hit in the face.
That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.
I won’t say I won’t fight again but I don’t think anyone wants to fight me so I am finished and I will just continue with boxing exhibitions.
I want to keep fighting because it’s the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don’t fight, I’ll eat this planet.