Happy Boxing Day Quotes

But if you cover the World Series on the news or do a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing. The reason for that is that we’re doing something that people are really interested in. –Roone Arledge


Joe Louis is a credit to his race – the human race. -Jimmy Cannon


Boxing is a contest of character and ingenuity. The boxer with more will, determination, desire, and intelligence is always the one who comes out the victor. -Cus D’Amato


My father was an army champion boxer… in the British army. And so he loved boxing and talked it up as a sport. But then when my brother and I were beating the crap out of each other, he was always trying to tone it down. But I am a fan of boxing. -Hugh Jackman


I grew up with an impatience with the anti-scientific. So I’m a bit miffed with our current love affair with all things Eastern. If I sneeze on the set, 40 people hand me echinacea. But I’d no sooner take that than eat a pencil. Maybe that’s why I took up boxing. It’s my response to men in white pajamas feeling each other’s chi. -Hugh Laurie


With kangaroos, you say ‘Sit!’ and they start boxing with you. They’re nuts! -Jerry O’Conell


I hit Ali with everything and he said ‘is that all you got’ and I said ‘yeah, that’s pretty much it.’ –George Foreman


The content and thematic materials of dance is, of itself, like boxing. You play tennis and baseball. But boxing is not a sport you play: you stand up and do it. -Twyla Tharp


He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali


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


It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. –Muhammad Ali


I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. –Muhammad Ali


I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong, . –Muhammad Ali


If you think Barkley was mad before the fight, wait until he sees how many people are taking part of his purse. -Bob Arum


When I got up I stuck to my plan – stumbling forward and getting hit in the face. -Randall Cobb


Mr. Cooper, have you looked in the mirror lately and seen the state of your nose? -Henry Cooper


I won’t say I won’t fight again but I don’t think anyone wants to fight me so I am finished and I will just continue with boxing exhibitions. -Larry Holmes


Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. –Muhammad Ali


Don’t count the days, make the days count. –Muhammad Ali


That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy. –George Foreman


That’s the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there’s no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego’s reaction. -David O. Russell


My writing is nothing, my boxing is everything. -Ernest Hemingway


Earnie Shavers could punch you in the neck and break your ankle. -Randall Cobb


Of course that is not the whole story, but that is the way with stories; we make them what we will. It’s a way of explaining the universe while leaving the universe unexplained, it’s a way of keeping it all alive, not boxing it into time. -Jeanette Winterson


This boxer is doing what is expected of him, bleeding from his nose. -Harry Carpenter


There are a lot of things and in order to be at the top and maintain your focus you have to have something that motivates you. For me, it was what I perceived as a lack of respect from the boxing world as well as the media, which made me want to work so hard and be great. -Marvin Hagler


And I love kick boxing. It’s a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head. -Alicia Keys


Boxing was the only career where I wouldn’t have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume. -Sugar Ray Leonard


A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There’s got to be good guys and there’s got to be bad guys. And that’s what people pay for – to see the bad guys get beat. -Sonny Liston


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