Quotes of Boxing

“ Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost. ”

- Joyce Carol Oates

“ Against Elgin (Friday) we didn't get any rebounds. So we put a big emphasis on boxing out and getting rebounds. ”

- Michael Johnson

“ When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo, they will find she was wearing boxing gloves. ”

- John Barrymore

“ He'd run around, pretend like he was boxing everybody,... Everyone kind of laughed at how he was. But the main thing I would say about him, he was so focused on it. ”

- John Powell

“ I don't think that boxing historians have been able to find a case in which a great fighter, or a fighter presumed to be a great fighter, came to such an ignominious end. ”

- Larry Merchant

“ Rocky Marciano stood out in boxing like a rose in a garbage dump. ”

- Jimmy Cannon

“ There are barriers of entry to other sports - boxing and Rugby Union for example. ”

- John Blake

“ The NFL still took a back seat to boxing (in that era). ”

- Brian Harris

“ He used to get in some trouble at school. But since he started boxing four months ago, he's totally turned his life around. ”

- Lloyd Jones

“ Boxing is a rather amorphous body, though recognizable because it is headless. ”

- Bob Verdi

“ I lost my edge for boxing, I didn't put as much into it as I did before. I didn't run as far. I didn't train as hard. I didn't eat correctly. I started drinking a little bit every now and then. ”

- Ken Norton

“ Boxing purists, quite naturally, question Tyson's appetite for victory. Mills Lane should have stopped the fight before Tyson took a second helping. ”

- Fred Mitchell

“ Boxing is just show business with blood. ”

- Frank Bruno

“ A boxing match is like a cowboy movie — there's got to be good guys, and there's got to be bad guys. ”

- Sonny Liston

“ All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him. ”

- Jack Dempsey

“ I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ I'm scared every time I go into the ring, but it's how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say "let's go.". ”

- Mike Tyson

“ Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ I'm gonna have to be killed before I lose, and I ain't going to die easy. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ The service you do for others is the rent you pay for the time you spend on earth. ”

- Mohammed Ali

“ The service you do for others is the rent you pay for the time you spend on earth. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ If my fans think I can do everything I say I can do, then they're crazier than I am. After one of his fight predictions turned out to be wrong. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ Let the other guy have whatever he wants before the fight. Once the bell rings he's gonna be disappointed anyway. Rrelating boxing advice he received from Archie Moore on posturing before a fight. ”

- George Foreman

“ Don't count the days, make the days count. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ God gave me this illness to remind me that I'm not number One; he is. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ I'm the best. I just haven't played yet. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ I guess for us the season started on that Boxing Day when we found out that Troy was missing, and then on the 28th we found out that he was dead. ”

- Paul Gardner

“ I thought I got robbed. I thought I threw more punches than him and landed more. But that's how boxing is. I just can't believe I lost that fight. ”

- Charles Williams
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