Happy Boxing Day Quotes

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

When you saw me in the boxing ring fighting, it wasn’t just so I could beat my opponent. My fighting had a purpose. I had to be successful in order to get people to listen to the things I had to say. –Muhammad Ali

It’s been like that forever. We got spoiled by Joe Louis, by Rocky Marciano. Muhammad ruined us for everybody. He was great outside [the ring]; he was great inside. We got so accustomed to it we thought we deserved it. -Angelo Dundee

The time may have come to say goodbye to Muhammad Ali, because very honestly, I don’t think he can beat George Foreman. –Howard Cosell

Everybody in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter. –Mike Tyson

If there’s magic in boxing, it’s the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you. -Paul Haggis

Unlike any other sport, the objective in boxing is chillingly simple: One man purposefully endeavors to inflict bodily harm on another man. –Howard Cosell

In all my years in boxing I’d never known such heat -Angelo Dundee

I said a lot of things in the heat of the moment that I shouldn’t have said. Called him names I shouldn’t have called him. I apologise for that. I’m sorry. It was all meant to promote the fight. –Muhammad Ali

I don’t always know what I’m talking about, but I know I’m right. –Muhammad Ali

I made the most of my ability and I did my best with my title. -Joe Louis

Let me tell you, that was a thrill. Now, even more, I knew I had to get Schmeling good. -Joe Louis

I hope they’re still making women like my momma. She always told me to do the right thing. She always told me to have pride in myself; she said a good name is better than money. -Joe Louis

There’s never been a boxer better than Joe Louis. You’d take one shot from him and you were sure he’d have seven or eight more coming for you. Certainly Muhammad Ali was the greatest man ever to fight, but not the greatest boxer. –George Foreman

Joe Louis, to me, was the finest human being God put on this earth in every way. -Angelo Dundee

Boxing is the magic of men in combat, the magic of will, and skill, and pain, and the risking of everything so you can respect yourself for the rest of your life. –F.X. Toole

Life doesn’t run away from nobody. Life runs at people. -Joe Frazier

There is no fighter smarter than me. -Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I was in a no-win situation, so I’m glad that I won rather than lost –Frank Bruno

I’ll fight Lloyd Honeyghan for nothing if the price is right. -Marlon Starling