Boxing Quotes and Sayings

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

Fighters find it hard to give up doing what they do best – fighting for a living.
– Evander Holyfield

To me, boxing is like ballet except there’s no music, no choreography and the dancers hit each other.
– Jack Handey

It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
– Evander Holyfield

It’s less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.
– Jimmy Smits

He’s standing there making a sitting target of himself.
– Terry Lawless

To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body. When you can’t make that commitment, they don’t call you a champion anymore.
– Rocky Marciano

There’s more to boxing than hitting. There’s not getting hit, for instance.
– George Foreman

I’ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing, and the shadow won.
Muhammad Ali

You can sum up this sport in two words: “You never know.”
– Lou Duva

Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.
– Roberto Duran

I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and I was in bed before the room was dark.
Muhammad Ali

To become a champion, fight one more round.
– James Corbett

You never lose until you actually give up.
Mike Tyson

If you work hard in training, the fight is easy.
– Manny Pacquiao

I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
Muhammad Ali

Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.
Mike Tyson

Whether it’s boxing, basketball, or badminton, one must be ready to succeed before entering the arena…long before the lights come up.
Muhammad Ali

I’m not in this sport to say a guy can beat me.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

There’s ups and downs with boxing, layoffs are part of the sport and they can either help or hurt a guy.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young, I told her, “I think I should get a job.” She said, “No, just keep boxing.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand.
– George Foreman

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
Muhammad Ali

If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.
Muhammad Ali

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’.
Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Muhammad Ali

But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.

We gon’ float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. AH! Rumble, young man rumble! AH!
Muhammad Ali

To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.
– Cus D’Amato

Once that bell rings you’re on your own. It’s just you and the other guy.
– Joe Louis

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