Pugilistic Wisdom

A champion is someone who gets up when he can't. -Jack Dempsey

Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people.
-Joe Frazier

Until you start believing in yourself, ya ain't gonna have
a life. -Rocky Balboa

Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt. -Sugar Ray Leonard

Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death.
-Floyd Patterson

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

A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There's got to be good guys and there's got to be bad guys. And that's what people pay for -- to see the bad guys get beat. -Sonny Liston

I'm scared every time I go into the ring, but it's how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, 'Let's go.' -Mike Tyson

"There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people." -Muhammad Ali

I don't even think about a retirement program because I'm working for the Lord, for the Almighty. And even thought the Lord's pay isn't very high, his retirement program is, you might say, out of this world. -George Foreman


  1. Love George Foreman's comment about the retirement program.
    All the comments are really true.

  2. Thanks for listing these cool quotes! LTF


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