Dec 3, 8:15 pm

Top 10 Famous Boxing Quotes

  1. If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass. Randall "Tex" Cobb
  2. A champion is someone who gets up when he can't. Jack Dempsey
  3. 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
  4. Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.Muhammad Ali
  5. Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring.Sugar Ray Leonard
  6. A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested. When a person gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion.
  7. If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That's all I am. I live it.Marvin Hagler
  8. To me, boxing is like a ballet - except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.Jack Handy
  9. Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious.Alan Minter
  10. I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.Muhammad Ali

More Quotes

  • He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.Muhammad Ali
  • To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.Muhammad Ali
  • Statement after losing his first fight to Ken Norton, March 31, 1973: I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.Muhammad Ali
  • I'm gonna have to be killed before I lose, and I ain't going to die easy.Muhammad Ali
  • Don't count the days, make the days count.Muhammad Ali
  • Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is evenMuhammad Ali
  • The service you do for others is the rent you pay for the time you spend on earth.Muhammad Ali
  • The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.Muhammad Ali
  • side from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that's why our sport is so in the air now because we don't have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world.Alexis Arguello
  • Attack is only one half of the art of boxing.Georges Carpentier
  • Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct. Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Boxing gave me the opportunities to grow into the person that I am today. Alexis Arguello
  • Boxing has become America's tragic theater. Joyce Carol Oates
  • Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost. Joyce Carol Oates
  • Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up. Muhammad Ali
  • Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning. Joyce Carol Oates
  • Boxing is just show business with blood.Bruno Frank
  • Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.George Foreman
  • Boxing is show-business with blood.David Belasco
  • Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed.Roger Kahn
  • Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book. Joe Frazier