Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Boxer Quotes from famous authors such as Terry Funk, Benson Henderson, Conor McGregor, Michael Bastian, Sugar Ray Leonard. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I am sick and tired of Cassius Clay going around and saying he is the greatest and what a tremendous boxer he has been.
If a guy’s a very good wrestler or a really good boxer or has a really good high kick, you prepare for that. It’s the same when you’re going to fight someone who talks a lot of crap.
People say that I’m a boxer. I actually started with kick boxing, and then I moved onto boxing, and then I moved onto grappling.
I once had this idea that I wanted to make the perfect boxer short that’s not too long, not too short, with pearl buttons, made from real shirting fabric. They were coming in at $215. Well, not even the richest guy in the world is going to pay more than $125 for his underwear.
When you’re a boxer, there is a lot of downtime and long periods of inactivity.
Can you, in a million years, imagine another female senator – Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Claire McCaskill – reacting to being called ‘ma’am’ like Barbara Boxer did? This is the kind of sanctimonious self-absorption on the modern left that makes my teeth itch.
Nobody really knows for sure how the Boxer Rebellion started. It began among the poor, and the history of the poor is rarely written down.
When I was a boxer, I wanted to be champion of the world, not the richest man in the world.
Figuring out a way to balance the Boxer story with the Chinese Christians was difficult.
Boxing has been the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. The biggest challenge in my life. I was a boxer. That was hard. Everything else is pretty easy.
I’m a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit.
Everybody kept saying I wasn’t going to get any fights. And they wouldn’t put me on TV and they don’t respect women’s boxing. But I also turned professional with two Olympic gold medals and that’s something that no other American boxer has ever done. With that, I’ve been getting a lot of respect.
Before I starred in ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ I wasn’t really a boxer. I just worked hard to learn as much as I could before we were there on set.
You couldn’t find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard.
The project that I did between ‘Boxer & Saints’ was ‘The Shadow Hero,’ which is illustrated by Sonny Liew, an artist who lives in Singapore.
Give me the action. I come from a place of fighters. My father was a fighter, a boxer, and Penny loves to box. So give it to me until my body won’t do it anymore. Bring it on.
At first, when ‘Boxer’ came out, people were a little let down, and we worried that it might be the end for us. But then it began to grow on people. ‘Boxer’ bought us our creative freedom.
I started boxing when I was eight. Me and my brother Rafael started boxing in amateur tournaments when I was 13. My father was an ex-pro boxer.
I’m a good fighter, a good boxer.
I don’t want to be like any other boxer. My goal is to be a champion in my own style.
I’m a rude person. But men are hunters. We look. We like. We approach. Women don’t like the fact I do it with a swagger. They don’t like me walking into the room like I got a million dollars in my pocket, when I ain’t. But as a boxer you need that swagger.
You have to be confident about the product you’re putting out. It’s just like when a boxer is promoting a fight. You can’t go out there and be like, ‘This guy might beat me.’
I just don’t know how I was able to be a boxer in the first place without believing God.
Panamanian boxing is unique – it’s very musical. It’s almost like a dance. It has a lot to do with being in the Caribbean and with salsa. When you see a Panamanian boxer, there’s a style. There’s a playfulness in the way you throw the punches.
If you would be just as content winning a local Golden Gloves fight as you would making a pile of money as a professional, then fine, go become a boxer. But if the whole idea is for you to get rich, my God, stay in school and learn a profession.
The adoption of gloves for all contests will do more to preserve the practice of boxing than any other conceivable means. It will give pugilism new life, not only as a professional boxer’s art, but as a general exercise.
When I looked into the lives of the Chinese saints, I discovered that many of them had died during the Boxer Rebellion, a war that occurred on Chinese soil in the year 1900.
My father was raised with brothers, he was a football player and a boxer, he was a chief petty officer in the Navy, he was a man of his times.
I never want to be seen in my boxer shorts ever again.
Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today. I know that because I’ve had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her.
I never ran with my dad. He was old-school. He had a whole different idea of training. He ran in steel-toed boots! But, of course, he’s proud of me and proud of the boxer that I became.
I land a higher percentage of punches than any boxer in boxing.
I fought every kind of boxer.
Saw the best boxer, pound for pound: Roy Jones. Not a lot of hype, though.
Sugar Ray Robinson is my favorite boxer of all time. He is a middleweight. I saw him and liked him.
I don’t have any particular beef with Barbara Boxer. My beef is with the official Democratic doctrine that anybody who reaches Boxer’s position has to spout and has to endorse.
I’m not a boxer.
I thought I was going to be a footballer or a boxer or something like that – I was into sports.
I want to be the first boxer to generate a billion dollars.
The Senate floor is and always has been the great arena of our democracy. I spent eight years in my younger life as a boxer, and sometimes when I enter the chamber, I think, ‘This is the ring. The American people can see us here and listen to our arguments. This is where the fights matter.’
One thing that I’m super fortunate of – I grew up in a house where it was all about health and fitness. My dad was a wrestler; he was a boxer. He’s always been into working out, and so I was the only kid in the first grade that got carrot sticks at school instead of chips.
It’s like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn’t be a boxer, so I quit.
Greg White got a boxer because I said I was getting one. I was talking about getting a boxer since before training camp.
A guy like Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather is used to fighting 12-rounders. Put them into the ring for three rounds against a top amateur boxer at a much faster pace, and they’ll lose a fight, and how bad is that going to make them look?
I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already.
I’ve become a better boxer and a better person.
It’s a punishment game… only two boxers get in the ring. So when we get in the ring and we’re not angry, then you’re not a real boxer.
Make no mistake, the days and hours before going into the ring can be stressful for any boxer. The bigger and tougher the fight the greater stress, But if a boxer knows he’s stepping out of his league it’s even worse.
I just moved into the world of Xbox Live. And I’ve discovered that everyone on the Internet is a lot better than me. I spent half an hour the other day designing a boxer, and I got knocked out twice in the first round.
Promoters need you. You don’t need them… The boxer has the leverage, and a lot of boxers don’t know that.
If you’ve had the No. 1 job, why would you go back and be reserve manager? Is Alex Ferguson going to be reserve manager for Manchester United? It’s like a boxer going into the ring with one arm behind his back. Why would you do it? You’re going to get knocked out.
I love boxing. I really respect the guys and admire the guys who do it. But, I’m very, very happy with my career as an actor. I made the right choice and things are really working out for me right now, but I won’t pretend that there isn’t a part of me that always secretly wanted to be a boxer.
Many MMA fighters have tried boxing before, even just sparring for a few rounds, but no boxer has done MMA rounds. There’s just no way for them to do that.
I could never leave Las Vegas. I can’t really afford New York or Los Angeles. I love this town. We don’t have that much. We have the Runnin’ Rebels and boxer Floyd Mayweather. When Mayweather fights, it’s good for the whole city. It’s like the Super Bowl out here.
Think about all the great boxers who have fought here, starting with Muhammad Ali. And as well as all that, I believe I will be the first boxer from Liverpool to appear at the Garden.
I became a professional boxer because I want the attention and interest to come back to boxing. I want people interested in boxing. That’s very important to me.
It would be hard to throw a punch to someone who wasn’t a boxer, who wasn’t in the ring, and who didn’t have on a pair of boxing gloves and who hadn’t been training.
Whenever someone has an unorthodox approach, different to what a standard boxer would look like, they write it off as being bad. They never seem to look at the normal approach to boxing and think that it might be slightly outdated.
My thing is that if you love the sport, appreciate the sport as a whole. If you love the sport, you love the slick boxer; you love the guy who can box and punch. You love the brawler.
I always wanted to play a boxer because some of my favorite films, as a boy, were those great boxing movies, like ‘Raging Bull’, ‘Rocky’, ‘The Set Up’, ‘Fat City and Hard Times’. I just loved those films.
I’ve won a world title and then lost it to the top boxer on the planet.
I’m a world class Beat Boxer; you should hear the noises I can make with my mouth.
Jiu-Jitsu is the bond or styles all between all the other styles. Take Jiu-Jitsu out, a boxer is just a boxer, a kickboxer is just a kickboxer. Take Jiu-Jitsu out of the wrestling – what is he going to do, take the person down and? There’s no finishing holds, there’s no striking.
When I was 14, I told my careers adviser that I was going to be a world champion boxer. Of course she laughed.
I told my boss, ‘Thank you – but I’m not going to be here tomorrow. I’m going to pursue my career as a boxer.’ I remember the woman actually laughed at me. She giggled and said, ‘Boxing? Well, good luck.’
If I’m watching my favorite boxer, and he’s just won the heavyweight championship of the world, and he retires, it kind of makes the guy a legend.
In the United States in the 20th century, every major event that America was going through, there was a boxer who seemed to symbolically represent it, from slavery to the Vietnam War to the Depression – all the way along, you just seemed to have boxers that carried the narrative.
I’m getting paid well underneath what a professional boxer would, or Manny Pacquiao. So in no means ever will I sustain long-lasting damage for a small paycheck. Never will that happen.
The physical DNA has always been part of our family. My dad was a good boxer and gymnast; my mum is a ballroom dancer, and my brother does martial arts.
If Mayweather wants to come over and fight in the UFC, then do it. It’s hardcore here, though. I don’t think it’ll be a stroll in the park. Granted, he’s the best boxer ever seen, just about.
When I was scheduled to fight in Japan, and then I would come back to the United States, I would have to train, but there was nobody to train here. There was no such thing as a striker going with a grappler, or a striker going to the ground with a grappler, or a grappler standing up and fighting with a boxer.
In the 46-48 kg. category, I know every boxer, and I defeat them whenever I fight them.
Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.
Mike Tyson is a good boxer, but he is not the best fighter. I am the best fighter.
I used to love to see Willie Pep and Ray Robinson. To me, the epitome of a great athlete is a great boxer. I just love the rhythm of seeing a man dance, slip punches. I loved the dancers and boxers. I would see them and be mesmerized.
Too many Californians are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, and send their kids to college. They are looking for progressive leaders in Washington who will fight for them, like Senator Boxer has done for over 20 years.
The biggest motivation for me is becoming a three-division world champion faster than any other boxer, male or female.
In a horror film the protagonist should be vulnerable enough for audience to be worried about him. You can’t have a six feet boxer and expect audience to worry about him.
The average MMA guys have a boxer’s stance which makes it easier for a wrestler when they try and take you down. I tend to stand sideways and that gives them only one leg to shoot for, it tends to make it more difficult to try and take me down.
When you match my body size with my talent and my work ethic and my IQ as a boxer inside that ring, I really have it all, and I’m flexible enough to really jump up to any weight – ’40, ’47 or ’54, for the right opponent.
Ringside seats mean you hear the breaking of ribs, the splattered cartilage of what was once the boxer’s nose, the dislocation of the jaw, the horrifying ‘ugggh’ that the boxer utters milliseconds after receiving a crushing left hook to the solar plexus or kidneys or head.
To be knocked out doesn’t mean what it seems. A boxer does not have to get up.
I’m a pure boxer. I have lightning speed that hurts guys. But I love to box. I love to be on my back foot. I love to work my jab and combinations.
One of my short films was about a boxer.
It’s just an ice bucket with a bottle in it. The two flute glasses are little tray. I got to shut the curtains. I’m in my boxer shorts and shirt. I’m going to take a bath and go to bed. But I want to shut the blinds so it’s really dark in the room.
It’s unbelievable when I think back to when I was a kid that one day I would have achieved so much through boxing, and to think my teachers laughed at me when I said I was going to be a boxer.
It’s great to be boxing a local boxer. The atmosphere is always fantastic. I love those fights. I really relish those fights.
I think the best thing I’ve written is a story called ‘The Boxer and the Blonde.’ It’s a piece about Billy Conn, the white would-be heavyweight champion of the world, who lived in Pittsburgh.
When I was fighting, I would look to excite the crowds with a bolo punch or something taunting. Looking back, they were legal – but not sportsmanlike. I don’t recommend another boxer try them. But we looked more to make the robot fights dramatic first and realistic second.
GGG is a great fighter, but he hasn’t got the ability that Kell has – Brook is the far superior boxer.
If you compare me to an actor, I’m probably one of the best boxers in the profession. But if you compare me as a boxer, I’m probably one of the best actors.
I’m a boxer by nature, so, obviously, the jab is always key – but it is nice to know you’ve got a right hand behind it.
My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant.
Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool.
My dad was a boxer, so he was in pretty good shape, and we had weights around.
Listen: I’m a fighter. I’m a brawler. I’m a boxer. But I’m a technician as well.
A good boxer, in striking the round blow, instead of loosening body and arm, gathers himself into a heap of muscularity and begins his blow where all blows ought to begin, from the solidarity of the right foot.
I interviewed around 20 women boxers and all of them told me they learnt boxing to get a job. At one point, I asked one boxer if she had the passion for sports. She told me ‘put some food in my belly and I’ll talk about passion.’
It’s a very slippery slope when you have a world champion boxer fighting an MMA guy for the sake of money, and he can’t knock him out in the first round. He has to make sure he carries him a little bit.
Watching boxer Dingko Singh’s performance at the Asian Games, Bangkok, where he won gold, was the defining moment. I was 15 and enjoyed sports more than anything else. Singh’s performance changed my life and inspired me to follow boxing.
Logically money is important in a boxer’s career. That is why one fights.
My dad would tell me stories about when he was an underground fighter. One day when I was 11, he told me he wished he had a son who could have been a real boxer.
I’ve got to take measured steps and avoid the pitfalls. Life in general has pitfalls, but being a boxer there’s even more.
I wanted to start in boxing, but you have to train a little harder to be a boxer. A lot of those guys can take punches. MMA, you only have to hit someone so hard to knock them out.
I always support British athletes of all sports, including Tyson Fury. I think he’s a great boxer. However, if he’s calling out UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, then quite frankly, he’s living in a fantasy world and needs to come back to reality.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likes to reminisce about being an amateur boxer. But his Senate tenure has often looked like an endless rope-a-dope.
I have a boxer and I’m getting another boxer. I have a girlfriend, Gabby Granado, who lives with me as well.
I just want to make money, get on with my life, and be involved in good fights. If I’m not going to be involved in good fights, then what’s the point being a boxer?
This sport started with the question, Who would win, a karate guy or a boxer? A judo guy or a wrestler? That was the original draw behind the sport. That’s what caught everybody’s attention.
All of a sudden, one day, you’re this boxer that everybody like, or you’re this guy that people pass on the highway and wave at. The next day, you’re this guy that everybody want to touch – be in touch with you. Then you think that this is the answer to all things.
With experience in boxing, you learn how to be a scientific boxer and how to fight easy.
On a week night I’ll be with the family. I’ve got a six-year-old brother, Solomon, he’s gonna be a boxer for sure, a world champion in the making. We talk boxing and just bounce off each other’s energy.
I think I’m a boxer, but then when I get hurt, I’ll start scrapping.
There is a pressure in this country that comes from being a boxer with an Olympic medal and then turning pro.
Interestingly, my role in the Tamil and Telegu version of ‘Dabaang’ is that of a boxer.
Having nasal surgery while you’re an active boxer is like breast surgery, a lift right before you have kids. What’s the point?
Imagine stepping into the shoes of Roberto Duran, one of the most legendary boxers in the history of the sport, and definitely the most legendary Latin American boxer, and then having ‘Raging Bull’ in my corner. I mean, imagine that? Just having Robert De Niro to play the trainer in the movie, that was fantastic.
My father was an army champion boxer… in the British army. And so he loved boxing and talked it up as a sport. But then when my brother and I were beating the crap out of each other, he was always trying to tone it down. But I am a fan of boxing.
It takes a certain type of man to become a boxer, to fight for a living. To be able to have the confidence to hit another man, to control your fears. You must overcome the psychical aspect and believe in the art, the discipline of the sport. You need to study. You need to be smart.
Broner is a very good puncher. He’s a very good boxer, very good puncher.
I would like to be remembered as a boxer who tried to do his best.
I don’t want to be the country’s best-kept boxing secret. I want to cross over from being a boxer on the back pages to the front pages and become the big superstar I deserve to be.
I have a thing for men’s boxer briefs and a tank top. If I’m wearing them, I’m a happy gal.
I was an OK boxer, I wasn’t great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours.
My problem with boxer briefs is sometimes they are a little too short, and they ride up your leg.
M dad was a boxer, so he had this fierce, physical presence.
In order to understand the mindset of a boxer, I needed to become a boxer myself.
The Boxer Rebellion is a war that was fought on Chinese soil in the year 1900. The Europeans, the Japanese and their Chinese Christian allies were on one side. On the other were poor, starving, illiterate Chinese teenagers whom the Europeans referred to as the Boxers.
I respect Haye as a man and for being a former two-weight world champion. But not as a boxer.
I had built my body to look like a boxer, then I lost it completely for ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns.’ It was really tough gaining weight, building muscles, and then losing it completely for another film.
Canelo is a counterpuncher, a boxer, and that’s what I am.
It’s about stories. If I can tell the story to America, whether it’s Riesling or a boxer from Harlem, it will sell. I know on my gravestone it’s going to be, ‘Storyteller.’
When I was 15 years old, I left school and became a professional boxer.
I finished ‘American Born Chinese’ in 2005, so after that, I started actively researching the Boxer Rebellion.
Boxing is my real passion. I can go to ballet, theatre, movies, or other sporting events… and nothing is like the fights to me. I’m excited by the visual beauty of it. A boxer can look so spectacular by doing a good job.
I used to laugh at MMA and say ‘do you know what a boxer would do to an MMA guy?’ and then I got educated on the truth.
As long as some players are getting fined more for showing an advertisement on their boxer shorts or whatever it is than other players are for being racist then that’s morally wrong and it has to change.
I fought a boxer who everybody said I couldn’t beat – Sugar Ray Leonard. They said he was faster than me. That he was the best of the best. And I beat him.
My dad was actually a college boxer at L.S.U. and a good one, too. He was the captain of the boxing team.
I think I do pose the biggest threat to Aldo. I feel like my boxing is better than his. He’s a kick boxer, with devastating kicks. Neither one of us cares to take it to the ground. I feel with my unpredictability and my boxing, I pose a big threat to him.
A fight with Tony Bellew would be a momentous occasion. He is a good boxer and a good person, and I also have the option to move into the heavyweight division.
A boxer’s diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.
I loved Farhan’s look in the ‘Toofaan’ teaser. He has made a wonderful physique for the role of a boxer.
I still get knickers thrown on stage, but not as much as they used to. In fact, I get bloke’s boxer shorts thrown on and someone rolled a coconut on stage the other night.
If you’re a boxer, you have your trainer. As an actor, I have Ivana Chubbuck. She’s my teacher as an actress and in this crazy thing called life.
There’s always that stigma of, ‘Women shouldn’t box,’ or stereotypes of what a female boxer should look like. I don’t think the men really have to deal with that – to tell people they’re a boxer.
In a really good, closely matched situation, the style of the boxer is every bit as explicit and specific to him as a painter’s hand.
Flipping through the ‘Toronto Star’ one day in 2008, I noticed a piece about a phenomenal boxer from the Philippines who had won several different titles in several different weight divisions. Manny Pacquiao’s rise from heart-crushing poverty to the top ranks of his sport was astounding.
I did ‘Echo Beach,’ a surfing drama that meant I was often topless. Next came ‘Demons,’ and the opening sequence had me in my boxer shorts; and then there was a scene in ‘Trinity’ with me walking around in boxer shorts. It was only one scene in each series.
I just use my platform as a boxer to reach the masses.
I worked in factories, slaughterhouses, as an upholsterer. I did demolition work, was a postman, was a tiler, a plasterer. I even sold double-glazing door-to-door. But I always dreamed of being a world champion, first of all as a boxer.
Boxing has parallels with stand-up, because you’re on your own. If a boxer gets knocked out in the first round, it’s humiliating.
Yes, I started off as a bare-knuckle boxer.
Sometimes I just want to sit in my boxer shorts and cry. That’s what being a human is.
It’s just a personal challenge, I’d like to see how I can do as a boxer.
There’s something so familial and intimate between a boxer and his trainer.
The Democratic policy is any abortion, any time, for any reason at any point in a woman’s pregnancy, right up until the last minute, to be paid by taxpayers. Barbara Boxer described this policy as, ‘It’s not a life until it leaves the hospital.’
In the original script, my character was a basketball player rather than a boxer. I didn’t think I could pull that off. I’m a little short to be a basketball player!
I am a boxer for the people. I am one of them.
Whatever any boxer does in the ring, I don’t think any reporter should call him a coward. Anyone who does that I lose complete respect for. There’s a difference between being a coward and being scared, or apprehensive. Different fighters have got different mentalities.
With ‘Boxer,’ we made the kind of music we wanted to make and didn’t really worry about what the expectation was.
The life of a boxer is about fighting for world titles.
I can still take the hits; it’s not a problem for me. I accept the blows. I can take the punches like a boxer.
Rigondeaux is a high-class boxer. He is smart, has speed and skill.
I’m a boxer, and every fight could be my last. You just have to remember Michael Watson to know what boxing can do to you.
I’m not like a full athlete. But I’m definitely a boxer.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who carried out the marathon bombing, was a non-practicing Muslim who only became an Islamist militant once his dreams of becoming an Olympic boxer faded. At the time of the attack, he was unemployed.
Being a public servant, this is a serious job, not like a boxer, you’re entertaining people.
I believe when you have your hands on four or five pots at once, you can never have a firm grip on one pot. My one pot is being a boxer.
You know if you want to be a boxer the first time you get hit on the nose.