Top 572 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Boxers

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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.
A true champion can adapt to anything. — © Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
A true champion can adapt to anything.
It's great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.
Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
I just enjoy life in a way where I like being my own person.
A boxing gym is not supposed to look like a hotel or a condo. It is supposed to be rugged.
I'm just a regular person who believes life is simple, and I like a simple life.
I'm just living daily and I thank God for every day that I have.
You can't halfway disrespect me ever in my life and think we are going to be OK later.
Family is paramount, I am the baby of the family, I get looked after, everyone spoils me and I couldn't live without them. They are my life, and they keep me grounded. If I get out of line, my mum will tell me off.
The fighter is born. He cannot be made.
Bisexuality started a long, long time ago. You just have to support it. There's nothing wrong with it. We all bleed the same, we're all going one way in the end - six feet down. I support the gays 24/7.
I want to shock the world, and I'm going to do that through boxing. — © Ryan Garcia
I want to shock the world, and I'm going to do that through boxing.
I'm a grown man, a professional, and a world champion.
If you think I'm a walk in the park, come walk in this park and see how easy it is.
Talent is nothing without dedication and discipline, and dedication and discipline is a talent in itself.
Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
I perform better when I'm the underdog and everyone is against me. I thrive on that.
Sure many people will be shocked when I win, but not me.
You can't cut no days, you can't cut no corners, because you will feel it in the gym, you'll feel it in the sparring.
He still works in the local leisure centre and he's the union rep and a shop steward. Dad is very grounded. He's not bumptious or brash.
I know by the way the punch landed, he wouldn't get up.
I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves.
My birthday was Monday, now I finally get to go home and enjoy it with some Burger King. Here I come baby! Burger King! Burger King!
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
I'm from the hood. You put me in a rough neighborhood and believe me, I'm OK.
In the spiritual search doubt is beneficial, a closed mind is not. Doubt used wisely assists enlightenment; a closed mind assists ignorance.
When boxers fight 3 minutes (per round), they have 3 minutes to box, so they are not in a hurry to show the judges who is winning. They have time to slow down their feet. In 2 minute (round) fights, they don't have time to slow down their feet. It's a fast speed because they only have 2 minutes.
I switched to my new trainer Abel Sanchez to add versatility to my game. I'm coming to fight a serious fight. If I knock him out, it will just put another feather in my cap. I'm predicting a win, but I never look for the knockout because that's not my game plan. If my punches result in a knockout, so be it.
I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man.
What people don't realize I have put 160 kids through school. I had a gym full of children. Some of those kids slept in the gym. Some of those kids lived in the gyms. I went to those kids schools. I think with the training, I can't make a fighter have that passion that I have, and it takes years to develop a fighter.
I just love to fight, and regardless of who I'm fighting, I want to be at the top level.
If a fighter suffers defeat, especially in a fight he feels he won, it will never leave his mind. He is always going to want to avenge that loss.
This fight is more about what Roy Jones lost than what I took
He went to the hospital with bleeding kidney and me,I went dancing with my life
I'm a fighter. I'm a warrior. I'll fight anybody. — © Brandon Rios
I'm a fighter. I'm a warrior. I'll fight anybody.
Boxing is the best job in the world to let off steam, and people are in trouble when Tyson wants to let off steam
They call Ray Robinson the best fighter, pound for pound. I'm the best fighter, ounce for ounce.
The uncomfortable truth is that we all enjoyed the party far too much to query where all the booze was coming from. Now we seem intent on lynching the barman for letting us get drunk and attacking the Government for letting us get a hangover.
To live in a world where truth matters and justice, however late, really happens, that world would be heaven enough for us all.
Today is the day when bold kites fly, When cumulus clouds roar across the sky. When robins return, when children cheer, When light rain beckons spring to appear. Today is the day when daffodils bloom, Which children pick to fill the room, Today is the day when grasses green, When leaves burst forth for spring to be seen.
I will knock out Vernon Forrest in two rounds whether I have a cigarette or not. I know a lot of people want to see me fight more rounds. So, if HBO wants, they can pick two sparring partners for me to fight after I knock out Forrest. That way, the audience can see me fight 12 rounds.
The Glory is the issue to me. Money comes and goes, but a legacy stays forever. I hate to lose
I have to stay concentrated. I have to maintain focus and concentration. I can't get ahead of myself. I give 100 percent in training and in the ring. I always want to put on a great fight for the fans.
If you stay consistent to the sport you will eventually get good, but you have to just want it more to be the best.
The warrior instinct comes in, the heart, determination, the will to win. Even though you're rocked you still have to fight hard, to come back.
The measure of a man is what happens when nothing works and you got the guts to go on. — © Randall "Tex" Cobb
The measure of a man is what happens when nothing works and you got the guts to go on.
If you want nothing, do what you want. If you want everything, develop discipline
I never trash talk, I don't like to trash talk. I like to be friends with all the other boxers.
The key to anything in boxing and life is sticking to it. Never give up.
It has been said that the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games is something that an athlete will remember for the rest of their life. It is true. That moment when you walk into the Olympic Stadium as part of the Australian Olympic Team, is a moment that I will never forget.
Most champions get satisfied and lazy or are content with themselves.
People make excuses [for not wanting to fight me]. It has a lot to do with my style. I'm a crafty fighter but I can also punch.
I might get scared of a really big dog, but I don't scare easy. As a youngster I used to watch all the scary stuff by myself, so nothing really gets to me now. There's actually a new series on TV called Hellevator and I filled out an application to be on the show because I love that type of stuff.
Dempsey could beat anybody he could hit. The only reason that he couldn't do anything with fellows like Tunney or Greb or myself was he couldn't hit us.
Every time I hear the name Joe Louis my nose starts to bleed.
People ask if I had hope of becoming a champion. I had hope. Hope was the only thing I had. Hope pushed me.
You have to understand, in this fight, the physical condition and technical preparation are not as important as character and will. The one who's willing to go until the end will win the match.
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