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Boxing Fighting Quotes By David Lyons

Fighting is dancing. Look at a great boxing match, and it's a dancing. — David Lyons

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Antonio Tarver

This fight is more about what Roy Jones lost than what I took — Antonio Tarver

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

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

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Jimmy Fallon

During a charity boxing match on Friday, Mitt Romney lasted two rounds against Evander Holyfield and raised a million dollars. It was just like Holyfield's fight with Mike Tyson, except Romney chewed off his other ear talking about his 18 grandchildren. — Jimmy Fallon

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Erich Maria Remarque

Kropp, on the other hand, is more philosophical. He reckons that all declarations of war ought to be made into a kind of festival, with entrance tickets and music, like they have at bullfights. Then the ministers and generals of the two countries would have to come into the ring, wearing boxing shorts, and armed with rubber truncheons, and have a go at each other. Whoever is left on his feet, his country is declared the winner. That would be simpler and fairer than things are out here, where the wrong people are fighting each other. — Erich Maria Remarque

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Steven D. Levitt

That may not be a simple conversation. But when you are dealing with root causes, at least you know you are fighting the real problem and not just boxing with shadows. — Steven D. Levitt

Boxing Fighting Quotes By David Bailey

I don't like any sport except boxing and bull fighting. — David Bailey

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Giles Milton

His system is a combination of ferocious blows, holds and throws, adapted from Japanese bayonet tactics, ju-jitsu, Chinese boxing, Sikh wrestling, French wrestling and Cornish collar-and-elbow wrestling, plus expert knowledge of hip-shooting, knife fighting and use of the Tommy gun and hand grenade. — Giles Milton

Boxing Fighting Quotes By James Jones

One way, he thought, the whole thing of ring fighting was hurting somebody else, deliberately, and particularly when it was not necessary. Two men who have nothing against each other get in a ring and try to hurt each other, to provide vicarious fear for people with less guts than themselves. And to cover it up they called it sports and gambled on it. He had never looked at that way before, and if there was any single thing he could not endure it was to be a dupe. — James Jones

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Usain Bolt

I can't watch a [Floyd] Mayweather fight. I don't find it exciting. I used to watch boxing in the [Michael] Tyson era when it was exciting. Now it's all bob and weave, a punch here and there. It is not entertaining. — Usain Bolt

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

I want fifteen referees at this fight ... because there ain't no one man who can keep up with the pace I'm gonna set except me — Muhammad Ali

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Michael Dokes

Talk of fighting Tyson is a little premature. I'm an addict and an alcoholic — Michael Dokes

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Channing Tatum

Whatever the fighting is - boxing, fighting, Judo, Thai boxing, it's how much you know doing that. Some people just know how some people move. — Channing Tatum

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

I have more fans and more followers and more supporters. Because the people who actually saw the Joe Frazier Muhammad Ali fight, they saw me win at least nine rounds - the people who know boxing. — Muhammad Ali

Boxing Fighting Quotes By George Foreman

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

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Vitali Klitschko

Chess is similar to boxing. You need to develop a strategy, and you need to think two or three steps ahead about what your opponent is doing. You have to be smart. But what's the difference between chess and boxing? In chess, nobody is an expert, but everybody plays. In boxing everybody is an expert, but nobody fights. — Vitali Klitschko

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Las Vegas is the boxing capital. During a Floyd Mayweather fight weekend, you can shop, party, stay out late and do anything you want. The city of Las Vegas has everything. — Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Rashers Tierney

Be it in the rough-and-tumble world of inner-city politics or the bare-knuckle boxing ring, the Irish rightly earned their fightin' moniker. — Rashers Tierney

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Rocky Graziano

The fight for survival is the fight — Rocky Graziano

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Bob Arum

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

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Oscar De La Hoya

I'm really happy to be working with CES Boxing, Gary Shaw Productions and Eye of the Tiger Management. It shows the direction in which Golden Boy Promotions is heading - in terms of bringing the best fights to the fans. It shows that Golden Boy Promotions is willing to work with anybody in order to satisfy the boxing fans. — Oscar De La Hoya

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Soke Behzad Ahmadi

A threat should never be spoken, your enemy should not be told of your intentions. Either take decisive action or refrain from it, but never threaten — Soke Behzad Ahmadi

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Jennifer Lopez

Once again, the show became life imitating art, imitating life, because we went in with this whole boxing thing - you're down but not out, and no matter what's happening in your life, you keep fighting. — Jennifer Lopez

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Stephen Richards

A normal fighter in the street fights in a different way than a disciplined boxer, but a boxer is from the other world, it's a big difference. A boxer can throw a six-inch punch. A six-inch punch can knock you clean down. I'm very wary of those boxers, I can tell you. If you get a boxer that can street fight and he mixes it together then it makes a lethal combination! I mixed boxing and street fighting in to a cocktail and when I knocked them down I kept them down by use of the boot. — Stephen Richards

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Joe Frazier

Fighting George Foreman is like being in the street with an 18-wheeler coming at you. — Joe Frazier

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Jonathan Gottschall

In boxing, where most of the guys are from lower-class backgrounds and have darker skin than most of the fans, one might fear that the athletes are being exploited. But that narrative doesn't hold up very well in the world of MMA, where 99 percent of fighters are amateurs who will never earn a dime. They aren't seeking fame and fortune. For the most part, these guys are fighting because they want to and because it gives them an opportunity to strive for something big in their lives. It gives them a chance to become their best selves. — Jonathan Gottschall

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Ferdie Pacheco

They Only Made One Mistake, They Signed This Fight. — Ferdie Pacheco

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Lisa Kessler

The band broke into a cover of "Hungry Like the Wolf." I smiled up at mine. He was sexy even in soaking wet blue jeans. "Dance with me. — Lisa Kessler

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Sylvester Stallone

The idea that boxing lends itself to cinema so well is because it's usually a morality play - good against evil, insecurity and triumph, fear strikes out, so the audience can really get drawn into the drama of it. Also, it was sensual and very primal. I think subliminaly we do two things - life is a fight, life is a struggle and we understand that from our early, early, early ancestors, and life is a race. — Sylvester Stallone

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Anna Freeman

I could not tell anymore how much of the screaming came from my own mouth. I was borne up on the swell of it, I was the sound. We were all howling together, the poor and the quality, the boxing girl and the beast inside my breast. If she was a madwoman, then we were all of us with her, and I had never felt such savage elation, nor known that it existed. — Anna Freeman

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Jason Statham

I was a sportsman for years. I've always had a physical background. I've always had an interest in boxing and fighting. To get physical in films is a dream. I love it. — Jason Statham

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Orlando Cruz

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. — Orlando Cruz

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Larry Holmes

When Don King's fighters lose their titles they come back fighting on the undercard for peanuts. King owns all the top heavyweights and we spar against each other but we get charged for it and that comes out of our purses. — Larry Holmes

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Mitch Hedberg

I saw on HBO they were advertising a boxing match "It's a fight to the finish". That's a good place to end. — Mitch Hedberg

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Bernard Hopkins

This fight isn't about boxing, it's something deeper than that. — Bernard Hopkins

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Floyd Mayweather Jr.

There is boxing and then there is me. The rest are just falling in line behind me or are trying to get in line to fight me. And that includes Manny Pacquiao too. — Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Jimmy Fallon

That's right, Mitt Romney took on Evander Holyfield in a boxing match for charity, and it was a pretty one-sided fight. But it was still not the worst boxing match we've seen this month. This weekend Vladimir Putin played in an exhibition hockey game with some former NHL players and scored eight goals. Even Evander Holyfield and Mitt Romney said, 'That looks fake.' — Jimmy Fallon

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Shawn Anthony Levy

If you go to any fight, whether MMA or boxing, there's a whole musical soundscape to these events. There's pre-event pump up/psych-up music, there's fighter introductions, there's between rounds, so my musical needs are really diverse. — Shawn Anthony Levy

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Demetri Martin

It's hard to know what's gay in life. Boxing. That's two men fighting over a belt. — Demetri Martin

Boxing Fighting Quotes By George Aaron Barton

Gene Tunney called Gibbons 'the perfect boxer.' Gene said he learned more about the technique of boxing and punching from watching Mike training in New York gymnasiums and in actual fights in Gotham than he learned from any other individual associated with the fistic sport.
Moreover, Tunney has told me it was Gibbons' clean-cut victory over Jack Dillon, the mighty light heavyweight from Indianapolis, that inspired in him the belief he could whip Jack Dempsey. — George Aaron Barton

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Conor McGregor

It's gone, boxing's gone. What is there in boxing? Who is there to talk about, who is there that people go, "Yeah I want to fight him?", and fans go "I wanna see that fight"? There's Floyd Mayweather, and he is 38, 39, he's maybe got one fight left. What else is there? He'll have a last fight or two and a couple of guys will get a few million dollars, but way less than I'm gonna be getting in future. This sport is getting bigger all the time, and I am making it bigger. — Conor McGregor

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Joe Calzaghe

I've been boxing for 25 years and I need exciting fights. — Joe Calzaghe

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Gerry Cooney

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

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Mike Tyson

I'am not predictor of fights, but I know when I hit 'em good, the fight is close to an end — Mike Tyson

Boxing Fighting Quotes By E. Landon Hobgood


If you compare the Koch brothers to George Soros and you compare MSNBC to FOX News then why not compare the NAACP to the Ku Klux Klan, George Washington to King George, Abraham Lincoln to Jefferson Davis, Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin;
If you compare the Democratic party to the Republican party then why not compare Citizens United with Brown versus Board of Education, Churchill to Mussolini, Martin Luther King to George Wallace;
If you compare Liberals to Conservatives then why not compare Boxing to Cage Fighting, Mozart to Salieri, Edward Kennedy Ellington to Lawrence Welk, Three Card Monty to Inside Trading, John Birks Gillespie to Cab Callaway;
If you are mentally slothful enough to engage in false equivalency, why not go all the way? Pretend that ignorance equates with knowledge, Science with Mythology and empathy with apathy? — E. Landon Hobgood

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Floyd Mayweather Jr.

I don't fight for legacy. I don't fight for none of that, I fight for that check. I'm in the check cashing business. — Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Aleks Paunovic

I personally hate to fight, but I love the science of boxing. — Aleks Paunovic

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Marlon Starling

I'll fight Lloyd Honeyghan for nothing if the price is right. — Marlon Starling

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

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

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Jimmy Fallon

Mitt Romney announced he will fight former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield in a charity boxing match. You can tell that Romney is serious about it. Today, his butler gave him a piggyback ride up the steps of the Philadelphia art museum. — Jimmy Fallon

Boxing Fighting Quotes By John Boyle O'Reilly

Putting prize-fighting altogether aside as one of the unavoidable evils attending on this manly exercise, the inestimable value of boxing as a training, discipline, and development of boys and young men remains. — John Boyle O'Reilly

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Don King

When I came into boxing, when it was more out of control, no fighters got an opportunity to fight. I came in: everybody got an opportunity to make a living in America. — Don King

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Ricardo Mayorga

I'm going to give Vargas the chance to cash his last paycheck. I would like to say publicly that Fatty Vargas has always feared me. I conceded to take this fight at 162 pounds because fatty couldn't lose any more weight. I will do Vargas a favor by retiring him in this fight so his family doesn't have to suffer every time he steps in the ring. I'm going to do his wife a favor and not let her cry anymore. — Ricardo Mayorga

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Bernard Hopkins

There's always a chance you will see something new in a fight. Especially in boxing. — Bernard Hopkins

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Larry Holmes

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

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Maxim Kuznetsov

I had a few fights last year, but I need to take boxing lessons. I need to, because in the NHL it's required. — Maxim Kuznetsov

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Manny Pacquiao

The religion is a personal thing in my life and fighting in the ring, it's boxing. It's my profession. God always gives me strength. — Manny Pacquiao

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Don King

I will fight for America till the day I drop. — Don King

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

I've got it! I've got it! It'll make front-page headlines around the world. You can have me kidnapped, and then a couple of days before the fight I'll show up again — Muhammad Ali

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Mike Tyson

I can't change myself. I'm Mike Tyson. I'm a regular kid from the getto striving to do something positive with myself. I happen to fight well. — Mike Tyson

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Gene Tunney

I've seen Dempsey fight and I was impressed with his lack of knowledge. — Gene Tunney

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Gilbert Highet

The art of invective resembles the art of boxing. Very few fights are won with the straight left. It is too obvious, and it can betoo easily countered. The best punches, like the best pieces of invective in this style, are either short-arm jabs, unexpectedly rapid and deadly; or else one-two blows, where you prepare your opponent with the first hit, and then, as his face comes forward, connect with your other fist: one, two. Both are effective; but they can be administered only by a real artist, with a real wish to knock his enemy out. — Gilbert Highet

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Curtis Jackson

I started boxing at 12, and I was above weight for my age, so they put me in the ring with adults ... When you're fighting all the time, it gives you the ability to fight without getting angry. — Curtis Jackson

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

On my twelfth birthday, I got a new bicycle as a present from my folks, and I rode it to a fair that was being held at the Columbia Gymnasium, and when I come out, my bike was gone. I was so mad I was crying, and a policeman, Joe Martin, come up and I told him I was going to whip whoever took my bike. He said I ought to take some boxing lessons to learn how to whip the thief better, and I did. That's when I started fighting. — Muhammad Ali

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Nonito Donaire

I was 11 when I started boxing. My brother was fighting before I did, and he got me into it. — Nonito Donaire

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Wladimir Klitschko

Earlier in my career, I never thought of boxing as a chess game, but I confirm that they are, in fact, very similar. You can plan your fights and strategy just like you would in chess. — Wladimir Klitschko

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Robbie Lawler

I also watched boxing all the time and Tuesday Night Fights on USA and just kept hitting my heavy back in the garage. — Robbie Lawler

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Barry Larkin

I love boxing. I like to see the strategizing. Watching the warriors go to work. I like that struggle, going out there and fighting. — Barry Larkin

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Mark Kaylor

I've only ever seen Errol Christie fight once before and that was the best I've ever seen him fight. — Mark Kaylor

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Chael Sonnen

I go to practice every day. I really don't have a training camp. In the boxing world, and that's where that came from, almost every time a guy would get out of the ring and he wouldn't break a sweat again until he went to his next training camp. He would do absolutely nothing until he started training for the next fight. — Chael Sonnen

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Sue Townsend

Love is the only thing that keeps me sane ... — Sue Townsend

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Wilbur Smith

I know it's politically incorrect but I enjoy things like the kick boxing and cock fighting. — Wilbur Smith

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Mike Tyson

I just love to fight. I like to hurt people. I haven't lost that. I didn't lose it when I first got a bit of wealth and I haven't lost it now. The nature of my business is to hurt people. — Mike Tyson

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Mike Tyson

People see it [boxing] as a physical contact sport, but it's not. It's really a spiritual one of will against will. Who wants it the most? How much is he willing to take - and dish out - to get it? It's like fighting is 10 percent physical and 90 percent emotional. — Mike Tyson

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Manny Pacquiao

The biggest fight in my life is not in boxing. The biggest fight in my life is how to end poverty in my country. — Manny Pacquiao

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Marvin Hagler

The only difference between street fighting and boxing is there a ref there from stopping me from killing you — Marvin Hagler

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Andre Ward

The part that sickens me about boxing is guys fight their whole careers and they have nothing to show for it. That's not going to be my testimony. When it's time to get out of the game, I want to be able to walk away. I'm not going to jeopardize my health. I will have no problems walking away. — Andre Ward

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Kameron Hurley

Most people who watch a fight think it's all about the muscle: hitting harder, moving faster. And, yeah, sometimes it looked that way. But telling somebody that you won a fight by hitting the other person harder and more often was like telling somebody that the way you kept from drowning was by moving your arms and legs. — Kameron Hurley

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

Why are they picking on boxing? It's because the black men are so superior in boxing that they want to stop it. Well, the black man's so hungry he's got to fight. — Muhammad Ali

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Lisa Kessler

He rested his head on top of mine and whispered, "I'm warning you now. I'm a horrible patient."
I smiled in spite of myself and pulled back. "Of course you are. That's why you're a doctor. — Lisa Kessler

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Robbie Lawler

I did a lot of smoker fights and fought pretty much every week since Pat wouldn't let me fight until he was sure I was ready. I was also boxing and so I had 30 unofficial fights or more of those. — Robbie Lawler

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Paul Haggis

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

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

Boxing's a rough sport. After every fight I rush to the mirror to make sure I'm presentable. — Muhammad Ali

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Hector Camacho

I stop two hours before a fight — Hector Camacho

Boxing Fighting Quotes By John Boyle O'Reilly

Prize-Fighting is not the aim of boxing. This noble exercise ought not to be judged by the dishonesty or the low lives of too many of its professional followers. Let it stand alone, an athletic practice, on the same footing as boating or football. — John Boyle O'Reilly

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Alexis Arguello

Later in July I'm going to be promoting and putting on a boxing show of amateur fighters from July 21st through the 28th where one hundred kids will be fighting and competing with each other to see who's going to be the best. — Alexis Arguello

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Dominic Purcell

My fighting style, if you will, is a combination of mimicking, cowboy films and boxing that I have done throughout my life. — Dominic Purcell

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Roy Jones Jr.

Boxing is not brutal, it's an art - God has gifted me with incredible handspeed as a tool to be used - what else am I supposed to do but fight? There ain't no hand-racing competitions. — Roy Jones Jr.

Boxing Fighting Quotes By George Foreman

There's never been a great fight without the writers taking on and finding an identity for it. That's probably what has happened boxing. Writers are not writing about us big boys anymore and I tell you right, however you feel, take something, find it, and use it because American needs something to read about. Not to see on television, but to read about. Let the writers take over. — George Foreman

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Floyd Mayweather Jr.

You stick to commentating, let me do the fighting. — Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

If you wonder what the difference between them and me is, I'll break the news: you never heard of them. Most of them ... can fight almost as good as I can. I'm just saying you never heard of them. — Muhammad Ali

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Norman Mailer

I respect most boxers because they're violent people who learned to discipline themselves ... a good boxer is an artist ... Boxing is existential - some fights are better than others. — Norman Mailer

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

Will be a divine fight, a holy war ... Armageddon on a miniature scale. — Muhammad Ali

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Channing Tatum

I don't want any sports anymore, except fighting which is the only sport I really watch - whether it's boxing or UFC. I don't know why. I think maybe it's an aspiration I didn't get the chance to explore more, but I don't think my father expected anything from me, I think it's more what I put on myself. — Channing Tatum

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Bernard Hopkins

The controversy was that Chad Dawson thought he was in an MMA fight and not a boxing match. — Bernard Hopkins

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Muhammad Ali

A lot of boxers' features change - mainly when I fight 'em — Muhammad Ali

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Zach Braff

I once fisted two babies and then used the corpses as boxing gloves to fight off the grieving parents. — Zach Braff

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Mike Tyson

For this fight my blood, my soul, everything was on the line. — Mike Tyson

Boxing Fighting Quotes By Jimmy Smits

You have to be like a sponge and use what you can and how it relates because TV is fluid. Things change on a week-to-week basis. Those are the things that I do with every character. If I'm involved in a boxing movie, I go see fights and learn about boxing. It's part of what we do. — Jimmy Smits

Boxing Fighting Quotes By George Foreman

They say I don't fight guys unless they're on a respirator. That's incorrect. They have to be at least 3 days off a respirator. — George Foreman