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Old 07-10-2007, 08:45 AM   #26
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Default Re: Classic Boxing Quotes

Originally Posted by TBooze
You also had the other famous Robinson quote about Burley...

Asked why he would not fight Burley he replied

"I'm too pretty"
Doesn't make much sense that one, Burley probably would have stopped him with body shots

As we're on the subject of Mr.Charley Burley, I rather like this one courtesy of Archie Moore:

When people ask me who was the best fighter I ever met I tell them Rocky Marciano because that's what they want to hear. Hell, Marciano beat me when I was 42 and I gave him a great battle. Eddie Booker and Charley Burley were the best. They beat me in my prime. Booker broke my ribs and Burley gave me a boxing lesson...Fighting Charley was almost inhuman, because he kept his punches coming at you like a riveting gun...he was a human machinegun, and nearly as dangerous.
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