What's your favorite quote by a fighter

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by quintonjacksonfan, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

    Aug 22, 2021
    Well said. There has to be some middle ground between heavily admired, uncommon heroics and outright quitting in the ring. Otherwise where is the understood value in the former if the latter immediately defaults you into disrepute and shame?
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  2. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    Chuck Wepner before his title fight with Ali " tonight honey you will be sleeping with the heavyweight champion of the world " wife to Chuck " why honey I hardly know him " keep well.
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  3. stevic1

    stevic1 Marvelous Full Member

    Oct 18, 2021
    "I'm gonna fight,not for me,but to uplift my little brothers who are sleeping on the concrete floors today at America"
    -Muhammad Ali
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  4. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
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  5. quintonjacksonfan

    quintonjacksonfan Active Member Full Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    In 1963, the New York State Assembly had held a special hearing where a special subcommittee, headed by state assemblyman Hayward Plumadore, introduced a bill that would, in effect, outlaw the sport of boxing
    “You have been giving some predictions about which round you will win in. Don’t you think these predictions, and the fact that these last few fights have happened to end in the exact round that you say, have given a bad image of the sport of boxing to the general public?”
    “It is on record that I predicted eight rounds on Archie Moore. He talked and talked so I cut it to four,” Ali replied. “I have eleven fights, eleven of them I predicted what would happen. Would you say all of these people are crooks? All of the promoters are crooks? I say I’m the greatest and if he falls in five and he falls in five, that just makes me that much greater,” . “Will it be a fix when Doug Jones falls in six?” , as onlookers in the courtroom erupted in laughter"
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  6. steve21

    steve21 Active Member Full Member

    Jan 19, 2015
    Reading some of these quotes by Sean O'Grady, about as qualified a boxing commentator as anyone - remembering one that stuck with me:

    "Power rules boxing - but speed beats power"

    Not true every time, but often enough ...
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  7. Pugguy

    Pugguy Active Member Full Member

    Aug 22, 2021
    “Everyone has a plan until you bite part of their ear off.”

    Variation on the quot: “Everyone has a complete ear until you bite part of it off.”

    Context: After being DQ’d in his rematch against Evander, Mike Tyson trying to explain and justify the acute change in his own tactics and plan after displaying a clear distaste for being punched in the mouth.

    Mike’s only regret? That he didn’t have a side of fava beans and a glass of Chianti to wash it all down with. Ear, ear!

    Disclaimer: Fee and Artistic licence has been employed in the conveyance of the original quote and its original timing/context. Basically, still close enough for hand grenades.
  8. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    "How dare they challenge me with their primitive skills. They're just as good as dead!!"
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2021
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