Boxing Motivational Quotes

Inspirational Boxing Motivational 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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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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Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.

- Sugar Ray Leonard
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He can have heart, he can hit harder and he can be stronger, but there's no fighter smarter than me..

- Floyd Mayweather Jr
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In order to be at the top and maintain your focus you have to have something that motivates you. For me, it was what I perceived as a lack of respect from the boxing world as well as the media, which made me want to work so hard and be great.

- “Marvellous” Marvin Hagler
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Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.

- Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran
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The possession of muscular strength and the courage to use it in contests with other men for physical supremacy does not necessarily imply a lack of appreciation for the finer and better things of life.

- Jack Johnson
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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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To become a champion, fight one more round.

- James Corbett
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When I was a young fellow I was knocked down plenty. I wanted to stay down, but I couldn't. I had to collect the two dollars for winning or go hungry. I had to get up. I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars. When you haven't eaten for two days you'll understand.

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

- Joe Louis
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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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The loss just made me hungry; it made me want to go out and win another title.

- Thomas “Hitman” Hearns
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He saved my life, he saved my career. I can't thank him enough for the chance to fight him.

- Ken Norton
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The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.

- Cus D’Amato
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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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That's the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there's no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego's reaction.

- David O Russell
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A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.

- Jack Dempsey
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To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.

- Sugar Ray
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