Happy Boxing Day Quotes

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