Famous Boxing Quotes
by Loot, Boxing Handicapper, Lootmeister.com
When a boxer speaks, it's usually fueled by emotion and without much thought. In my opinion, famous boxing quotes are absolute best spoken words in any sport. There is nothing like a guy wearing it on his sleeve! Listed below, you'll find a compilation of famous boxing sayings from popular boxers, trainers and announcers. Have something to contribute? Please drop us a line! We'd appreciate it!
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
“I ain’t got no quarrel with no Vietcong.”
“He’s too ugly to be champ. Look at me, I’m pretty.”
“When you’re as great as I am, it’s hard to be humble.”
“Boxing is a lot of white men watching black men beat each other up.”
“Service to others is the rent you pay for a room here on earth.”
“If you look at the world the same way when you’re 50 that you did when you were 20, then you wasted 30 years.”
“Yesterday I was lying. Today, I’m telling the truth.”
“I’m gonna make a ton of money on the rematch, but that decision was horrible.”
“Harold Johnson represents perfection in the ring. And there’s no room for perfection in boxing.”
“What are you, nuts?”--to referee after stopping his three-round pounding at the hands of George Foreman.
“He went to the hospital with bleeding kidneys and me, I went dancing with my wife.”
“You’re blowin’ it son. You’re blowin’ it.”--to Sugar Ray Leonard as he fell way behind to Thomas Hearns in their 1981 fight.
“Assumption is the mother of the screw-up.”
“It doesn’t cost any more to be nice.”
“The age of 40 is not a death sentence.”
“They say I don’t fight guys unless they’re on a respirator. That’s incorrect. They have to be at least 3 days off a respirator.”
“I want to keep fighting because it’s the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don’t fight, I’ll eat this planet.”
“Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”
“Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with my right hand.”
“The Internal revenue Service is the real undefeated Heavyweight Champion.”
“You got 3 things going against you: you’re good, you’re left-handed, and you’re black.”--to a young Marvin Hagler as he struggled to gain recognition.”
“Boxing is the only sport where you can get your brain shook, your money took, and your name in the undertaker’s book.”
“Fighting George Foreman is like being in the street with an 18-wheeler coming at you.”
“Kill the body and the head will die.”
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“I don’t know, I’m not from this neighborhood.”--to Jake LaMotta after a night of drinking when LaMotta asked “is that the sun or the moon?”
“I quit school in the 5th grade because of pneumonia. Not that I had it, but I couldn’t spell it.”
“Hey ma, your bad boy did good!”
“Michelle Cicely Tyson is a sissy! He’s a homo!”
“Stop moving, bitch.”--to the highly-mobile Sugar Ray Leonard
“He woulda needed to hit me with the ring post because I wasn’t going anywhere”--on his fight with Tommy Hearns.
“When a man steps into the ring, he’s going to war.”
“The WBC stands for We Be Crooks.” “All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.”
“Don King doesn’t care about black or white. He just cares about green.”
Jesse James Hughes
“Let’s dance. baby!”--To Buddy McGirt before their fight.
“I fought Sugar Ray Robinson so many times, it’s a wonder I din’t get diabetes.”
“You can’t even walk and you’re talking about fighting?!” Referee LoBianco to a protesting Reggie Gross after being TKO’d by Mike Tyson.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
“Legacy don’t pay bills.”
“You stick to commentating, let me do the fighting.”-to announcer Larry Merchant.
“I’m gonna wrap him in a cocoon of horror.”--on his upcoming fight with Mike Tyson, where McNeeley was KO’d in the first round.
“Gatti oughta be fighting with his fedora on.”
“Fernando Vargas may have had a 6-pack in his stomach, but he didn’t have a six-pack on his chin.”
“To say he has a glass chin is an insult to glass.”
“Was it your strategy to just take as much punishment as you could and then hope he would fall down?”
“If I were 50 years younger, I would kick your ass”--to an argumentative Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Ron Stander’s Wife
“You don’t enter a Volkswagen into the Indianapolis 500.”
“I was never down.”--to interviewer showing him a clip of being knocked out cold.
“You’re taking away my whole game plan!”--to referee who was warning the fighters in the center of the ring to not hit low or use rabbit punches.
“You got any excuses tonight, Roy?”--to Roy Jones in the center of the ring before their rematch, which Tarver won by knockout.
“I don’t need a belt to make me. I make the belt.”
“Look at my body. Does it look like I sue steroids?”
“You’re sweet. I’m gonna make you my girlfriend with those big lips.”--to upcoming opponent Razor Ruddock.
“I just want to conquer people and their souls.”
“I refuse to be beat.”
“My power is discombobulatingly devastating.”
“If he’s not dead, it doesn’t count.”--On his upcoming fight with Razor Ruddock.”
“He was crying in there, making woman gestures.”
“I’m gonna fade into Bolivian.”
“If I survived the Marines, I can survive Ali.”
“So when do I meet the champ?”--Wepner’s wife to Wepner who told her before getting knocked out by Joe Frazier that she would be sleeping with the Heavyweight Champ tonight.