Happy Boxing Day Quotes

Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost. -Joyce Carol Oates

The third man in the ring makes boxing possible. -Joyce Carol Oates

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. If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That’s all I am. I live it. -Marvin Hagler

I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round. –Muhammad Ali

I want to keep fighting because it’s the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don’t fight, I’ll eat this planet. –George Foreman

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

It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am. –Muhammad Ali

Let the other guy have whatever he wants before the fight. Once the bell rings he’s gonna be disappointed anyway. –George Foreman

I’m gonna have to be killed before I lose, and I ain’t going to die easy. –Muhammad Ali

It’s not bragging if you can back it up. –Muhammad Ali

I shook up the world. –Muhammad Ali

We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last. –Muhammad Ali

Fighting is a sport; if you’re not humble it’s going to bring humbleness to you. –Mike Tyson

All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on. -Gerry Cooney

In boxing, everybody has their favorites. -Thomas Hearns

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. –Muhammad Ali

All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. -Gerry Cooney

Inactivity is the biggest sin in boxing. -Sugar Ray Leonard

If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That’s all I am. I live it. –Marvin Hagler.

I think I’ve become one of the best finishers in boxing; if I hurt a guy, I normally take him out. -Sugar Ray Leonard

I’d say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing. -Alexis Argeullo

Well, of course a boxing match is hard because boxing isn’t set for you to do good. You have to force your will upon someone, but dancing you don’t have to force your will. It should be a lot easier because if I make a mistake I don’t get hit. -Evander Holyfield

You have a small period of time when you can perfect your career and become good at it. A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them. You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing. -Gerry Cooney

Some say Hollywood movies that are made about boxing are just metaphors for other things, I think I’ve made one that’s actually about boxing and not a metaphor. -Walter Hill

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. –Muhammad Ali

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are. –Muhammad Ali

The man who has no imagination has no wings. –Muhammad Ali

People say it’s a movie about boxing, but… I don’t agree at all. I don’t think it’s a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It’s just a stage where this is played out. -Morgan Freeman

Handball, swimming, running, jumping, basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing. –Gene Tunney

Muhammad Ali was the kind of guy you either loved or hated, but you wanted to see him. I happen to really love him. He brought boxing to another level and always made you laugh. –Genry Cooney