Rhythm is everything in boxing… -Sugar Ray Robinson
Handball, swimming, running, jumping, basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.
Muhammad Ali was the kind of guy you either loved or hated, but you wanted to see him. I happen to really love him. He brought boxing to another level and always made you laugh.
We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong, .
I love boxing. There’s something fierce about using your body’s force that way. -Sophia Bush
In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic. You listened to fights on the radio, and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.
People say it’s a movie about boxing, but… I don’t agree at all. I don’t think it’s a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It’s just a stage where this is played out.
When you’re a great finisher, you’ll become popular. Joe Louis was a great finisher.
I think on balance, Don King has been bad for boxing. I think he’s done some very good things and I think he did a heck of a job of promoting Ali but I think I could have promoted Ali.
Boxing was not something I truly enjoyed. Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it’s better to give than to receive.
I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid. I was the kid with the piano books in a New York neighbourhood.
I knew real show business from my father, who had been an actor since he left the world of boxing. -James Earl Jones
I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me. –Sugar Ray Leonard
I’ve been a boxing fan ever since I was a kid. -Robert Goulet
I didn’t push Cory. I wanted him to decide if he wanted to go into boxing and he did. Can’t blame it on me.
When I was a young fellow I was knocked down plenty. I wanted to stay down, but I couldn’t. I had to collect the two dollars for winning or go hungry. I had to get up. I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars. When you haven’t eaten for two days you’ll understand. -Jack Dempsey
But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club. -Rod Taylor
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters. -Evander Holyfield
I wasn’t aware of the impact that I had made on the lives of Aboriginal people until I did a bit of travelling and visited various communities throughout Victoria. To see the way that my people looked at me and to know that I made a difference to them was an honour. -Lionel Rose
All the time he’s boxing, he’s thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him. -Jack Dempsey