When we started, it was based on lies. It’s changing now. There are no secrets in the business. You’ve got to come with the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It’s becoming very confusing. -Don King
Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning. -Jack Dempsey
I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We’ve all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up.
If the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn’t, it’s that girls should stick to girls’
Once, I was at a party…This was at a time when it seemed like I had everything. I was young. I was undefeated. I had money. I`d just moved into my own home. People at the party were laughing and having fun. And I missed my mother. I felt so lonely. I remember asking myself, `Why isn`t my mother here? Why are all these people around me? I don`t want these people around me.’ I looked out the window and started crying.
I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
My power is discombobulating devastating.
There ain’t nothing like being in the corner, and the trainer is whispering in your ear and another guy is putting in your mouthpiece. Five seconds to go, the boom! The bell. It’s more exciting than looking down a cliff.
I love boxing and it did a lot for me. But sometimes it made me think how savage human beings could be to each other. That wasn’t the kind of boxer I wanted to be. My strategy was to be as scientific as I could when I fought. I didn’t want to be seriously hurt, and I didn’t want to do that to anybody else either.
I just give lip service to being the greatest. He was the greatest.
I’m the best ever. I’m the most brutal and vicious, the most ruthless champion there has ever been. No one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No! I’m Alexander! He’s no Alexander! I’m the best ever. There’s never been anyone as ruthless as me. I’m Sonny Liston. I’m Jack Dempsey. There’s no one like me. I’m from their cloth. There is no one who can match me. My style is impetuous, my defence is impregnable, and I’m just ferocious. I want his heart! I want to eat his children! Praise be to Allah!
I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin’ hell, but as long as they ain’t free, I ain’t free.
Even though I heard him say he doesn’t believe, cuz’ that’s why from watching Ali gave me the great deal of confidence and deep-down inner belief to believe there’s no man fighting that could beat me.