Boxing Quotes

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Johnny Cash
“My arms are too short to box with God.”
Johnny Cash

Muhammad Ali
“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.”
Muhammad Ali

Andre Agassi
“Only boxers can understand the loneliness of tennis players - and yet boxers have their corner men and managers. Even a boxer's opponent provides a kind of companionship, someone he can grapple with and grunt at. In tennis you stand face-to-face with the enemy, trade blows with him, but never touch him or talk to him, or anyone else. The rules forbid a tennis player from even talking to his coach while on the court. People sometimes mention the track-and-field runner as a comparably lonely figure, but I have to laugh. At least the runner can feel and smell his opponents. They're inches away. In tennis you're on an island. Of all the games men and women play, tennis is the closest to solitary confinement....”
Andre Agassi, Open

Wayne  Kelly
“The same hand that can write a beautiful poem, can knock you out with one punch—that's Poetic Justice.”
"Irish" Wayne Kelly

Wayne  Kelly
“Never Fight ugly people—they have nothing to Lose.”
"Irish" Wayne Kelly

Muhammad Ali
“I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.”
Muhammad Ali

Wayne  Kelly
“Boxers, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.”
"Irish" Wayne Kelly

Franny Billingsley
“Boxing’s not that straightforward,” said Eldric. “You can practice and practice, but the real experience will always be different. Lots of things are like that, actually.”
Franny Billingsley, Chime

Manoj Arora
“In life and in a boxing ring, the defeat is not declared when you fall down. It is declared only when you refuse to get up”
Manoj Arora, Dream On

F.X. Toole
“The old white man didn't look into your eyes, he looked clear through your eyes, and straight to the inside of the back of your head. 'Instead of runnin from pain, which is the natural thing in life, in boxing you step to it, get me?”
F.X. Toole

James  Jones
“One way, he thought, the whole thing of ring fighting was hurting somebody else, deliberately, and particularly when it was not necessary. Two men who have nothing against each other get in a ring and try to hurt each other, to provide vicarious fear for people with less guts than themselves. And to cover it up they called it sports and gambled on it. He had never looked at that way before, and if there was any single thing he could not endure it was to be a dupe.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
Mike Tyson

“Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble. Your rhythm should set the pace of the fight. If it does, then you penetrate your opponent’s rhythm. You make him fight your fight, and that’s what boxing is all about.”
Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Being emotionally undercut by some friends, can feel like a physical uppercut to the chin, when deep down you just weren't ready for it, again.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Colson Whitehead
“How's that training coming along, Griff? Good old Max says you're a natural."

Turner frowned. Any time a white man asked you about yourself, they were about to fuck you over.”
Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys

“Mental health has got to be the biggest battle I’ve ever fought, more so than any opponent.”
Tyson Fury

Thomas Page McBee
“Boxing breaks many of the binaries that men are conditioned to believe about our bodies, our genders, ourselves. With its cover of 'realness' and violence, it provides room for what so many men lack: tenderness, and touch, and vulnerability.”
Thomas Page McBee, Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man

“It was the sort of pub Alan liked, furnished with wall- to-wall forty-five-year-old gin-and-tonic drinkers. A notice on the wall behind the bar read: Please do not ask for credit, as a punch in the mouth often causes offence.”
Barry Graham, The Champion's New Clothes

Ivy Pochoda
“She craves the brutality of the attack because when it comes it will be a release.”
Ivy Pochoda, These Women

Emma Richler
“Zachariah, mind the palace," Rachel told her beloved before bashing off across three times nine countries. "But DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT enter the lists. No fighting! No barney, mill, contest, set-to, turn-up, battle, match!”
Emma Richler, Be My Wolff

“I don’t hit bad people, I just give them a shape, like Blacksmith shapes a iron!”
Mikki Koomar

Joël Dicker
“«Il secondo capitolo è molto importante, Marcus. Dev'essere incisivo, d'impatto.»
«In che senso, Harry?»
«È come nella boxe. Tu sei destro, e quando attacchi porti sempre avanti per primo il sinistro: con quello stordisci l'avversario, poi arriva la combinazione di destro con cui mandarlo al tappeto. È così che dev'essere il tuo secondo capitolo: un diretto sulla mascella dei lettori.»”
Joël Dicker, La Vérité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Sometimes there’s no way to get the upper hand without taking a few uppercuts.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

“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

“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

David Albertyn
“Antoine knows it is imperative that he wins. But he cannot remember why. Everything before this fight has faded into a distant and irretrievable past.”
David Albertyn, Undercard

“Qi dao quan ji "prayer-boxing" tells us, like striking, not to pray at an object or about an object that only results in superficial glancing blows, but to 'pray through an object, not at one.' Mean business; pray hard to hit your target. Snap that prayer, don’t push!

--boxing metaphor, Martial Arts on Noah's Ark”
douglas laurent

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Boxing is only done by people who do not respect human life and human dignity!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Abhysheq Shukla
“If you want to fight than fight as if this is your first and the last fight & keep punching. And even if you are dying and have just one last breath “PUNCH” then die.”
Abhysheq Shukla, KARMA

“We all have boxing gloves within trying to conquer our spirits in the ring we call our minds, Souls never get knocked out.”
Goitsemang Mvula

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