Boxing Positive Quotes

Inspirational Boxing Positive Quotes for Athletes

You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.

- 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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I fight for perfection.

- Iron” Mike Tyson
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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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To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.

- Sugar Ray
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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
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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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Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.

- Muhammad Ali
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Everything I have in this world, I owe to the sport of boxing, and I won't ever forget that.

- Oscar De La Hoya
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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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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 tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.

- Mike Tyson
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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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A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.

- Jack Dempsey
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It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

- Muhammad Ali
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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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You don't think. It's all instinct. If you stop to think, you're gone.

- Sugar Ray Robinson
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Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.

- Muhammad Ali
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