Quotations on Boxing

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Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that's why our sport is so in the air now because we don't have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: People, Boxing, Now, World)

I'd say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Motivation, Boxing, Dedication)

But if you cover the World Series on the news or do a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing. The reason for that is that we're doing something that people are really interested in.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: People, Boxing, Hell, News, Reason, World)

I love boxing. There's something fierce about using your body's force that way.
- Sophia Bush
(Keywords: Love, Body, Boxing, Force)

You have a small period of time when you can perfect your career and become good at it. A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them. You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing.
- Gerry Cooney
(Keywords: Time, Work, Boxing, Career)

All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.
- Gerry Cooney
(Keywords: Sports, Management, Boxing, Fighting, Now, Safety)

All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.
- Jack Dempsey
(Keywords: Time, Boxing, Thinking)

Sorry dude, but we're in a boxing match and you went against your word and tried to make me look weak and stupid in front of 17 million people. That's just not gonna happen.
- Dustin Diamond
(Keywords: People, Boxing, Word)

Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that's something innate in all of us.
- Omar Epps
(Keywords: Sports, Beginning, Boxing, Fight, First, Man)

Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.
- George Foreman
(Keywords: People, Boxing, Jazz)

Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
- Joe Frazier
(Keywords: Money, Boxing, Name)

There are a lot of things and 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.
- Marvin Hagler
(Keywords: Work, Boxing, Focus, Media, Order, Respect, Want, World)

One thing I like about boxing is that I will not have to deal with the same kind of politics that I had to in skating. In boxing, it is not about your appearance, or how your costume looks, what color it is, or how much it costs.
- Tonya Harding
(Keywords: Politics, Appearance, Boxing, Will)

Some say Hollywood movies that are made about boxing are just metaphors for other things, I think I've made one that's actually about boxing and not a metaphor.
- Walter Hill
(Keywords: Movies, Boxing, Hollywood, Metaphor, Metaphors)

Well, of course a boxing match is hard because boxing isn't set for you to do good. You have to force your will upon someone, but dancing you don't have to force your will. It should be a lot easier because if I make a mistake I don't get hit.
- Evander Holyfield
(Keywords: Mistake, Boxing, Dancing, Force, Will)

I knew real show business from my father, who had been an actor since he left the world of boxing.
- James Earl Jones
(Keywords: Business, Father, Actor, Boxing, World)

And I love kick boxing. It's a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head.
- Alicia Keys
(Keywords: Love, Boxing, Confidence, Fun)

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
(Keywords: Time, Boxing, Challenge, Nothing, Testing)

I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it's tough.
- Olivier Martinez
(Keywords: Car, Life, Accident, Boxing, Old, Years)

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Keywords: America, Boxing, Theater)

Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning.
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Keywords: Winning, Being, Boxing, Feeling, Pain)

Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Keywords: Religion, Being, Boxing, Masculinity)

Today, many fans are saddened and upset by the lack of integrity they see in professional boxing that has significantly weakened the sport - the most deplorable problem of which is the treatment of the sport's athletes.
- Charles W. Pickering
(Keywords: Athletes, Boxing, Fans, Integrity, Today, Treatment)

It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero.
- Dick Schaap
(Keywords: Sports, Boxing, Racing)

I think on balance, Don King has been bad for boxing. I think he's done some very good things and I think he did a heck of a job of promoting Ali but I think I could have promoted Ali.
- Dick Schaap
(Keywords: Balance, Boxing, Job)

As much as I love boxing, I hate it. And as much as I hate it, I love it.
- Budd Schulberg
(Keywords: Love, Boxing, Hate)

My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing, speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons.
- Gene Tunney
(Keywords: Ambition, Boxing, Defense, Order)

Handball, swimming, running, jumping, basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.
- Gene Tunney
(Keywords: Basketball, Boxing, Running)

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