What's your favorite quote by a fighter

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  1. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

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    Sweet Jesus that was funny when he said that! The high pitch voice, lisp and absolute seriousness only serving to magnify the comic effect 100 x. The look on Jim Gray’s face….LOL.

    Like a kid telling you how he “drowneded” at the beach on the weekend even though he is now standing “inexplicably” in front of you after said tragedy.
     
  2. SwarmingSlugger

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    ¨Ï am not God, but I am something similar." -Roberto Duran
     
  3. GoldenHulk

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    Sonny Liston - " I ain't got no dog-proof ass!", on why he didn't participate in the civil rights movement.
     
  4. Journeyman92

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    “You know what a champion is? A champion is someone who's ready when the gong rings - not just before, not just after - but when it rings”-JD
     
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  5. Rollin

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    ” It’s tough to get out of bed to do roadwork at 5am when you’ve been sleeping in silk pajamas” by Marvin Hagler. Perfectly encapsulates the loss of hunger and desire every fighter has to deal with once he reaches the top. Fighter quotes aside:
    "To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy" by Cus D'Amato is an amazing line and a gloomy foreshadowing of what was to happen in Tokyo.
     
  6. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    "Not right to take a man's pick and shovel"

    Joe Frazier when Ali was stripped of his title and his license.
     
  7. BUDW

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    You can run but you cant hide- Joe Louis
     
  8. Pugguy

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    “The bigger they are the harder they fall”

    The saying existed in different forms some time prior to his own usage but Bob Fitzsimmons popularised the saying, especially relevant to his career in boxing given his ability to spark out much larger opposition.

    He might not even have said it exactly as above, I have read “The bigger they are the further they fall” also attributed to Bob.

    “Bring home the bacon”

    Another pre existing saying but among boxing fans, but this request via telegram was also famously attributed to Joe Gans’ mother
     
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  9. Pugguy

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    “I’m the chief second and I’m stopping the f***ing fight!”

    An emphatic Angelo Dundee, in the face of Bundini’s tearful protests and to make clear to the ref, that Ali would be taking no further punishment from Holmes. Not a quote from a fighter but nonetheless an unforgettable sound byte in boxing history.
     
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    Only recent but I love the sentiment. From 3mins. What a mentality for facing opposition and from a true great.
     
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  12. TBooze

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    Post fight Roberto Duran on being told his opponent Ray Lampkin was going to the hospital:

    “If I was in shape he’d be going to the morgue.”


    And I do like Jack Roper's "I zigged when I should have zagged." when explaining his one round defeat to the Brown Bomber.
     
  13. Clinton

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    That, and his Howard Cosell quote, my 2 favorites.
     
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    “I’ll teach you to censor my ****ing name”- Richard Tiger
     
  15. Journeyman92

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    Bless Arch Angel Cobb for casting the Demon Howard Into the eternal fire!
     
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