Boxing Quotes

Inspirational Boxing Quotes for Athletes

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.

- Muhammad Ali
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At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.

- Muhammad Ali
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To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.

- Jack Handy
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If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass.

- Randall “Tex” Cobb
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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
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A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested. When a person gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion.

- Evander Holyfield
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When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.

- Mike Tyson
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Show me an undefeated fighter and I'll show a guy who's never fought anybody.

- Whitey Bimstein
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Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.

- Sugar Ray Leonard
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Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making.

- Sugar Ray Leonard
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When a man steps into the ring, he's going to war.

- Marvin Hagler
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Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring.

- Sugar Ray Leonard
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You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.

- Joe Louis
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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
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If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That's all I am. I live it.

- Marvin Hagler
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Attack is only one half of the art of boxing.

- Georges Carpentier
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Everybody wants to be somebody. The thing you have to do is give them confidence they can. You have to give a kid a dream.

- George Foreman
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Once that bell rings you're on your own. It's just you and the other guy.

- Joe Louis
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It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.

- Evander Holyfield
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Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that's in rhythm or you're in trouble.

- Sugar Ray Robinson
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