Best Quotes About Boxer

To be knocked out doesn't mean what it seems. A boxer does not have to get up. -Joyce Carol Oates

Most nights I end up wearing a wife beater T-shirt and boxers. -Jessica Alba

A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

In the original script, my character was a basketball player rather than a boxer. I didn't think I could pull that off. I'm a little short to be a basketball player! -Eddie Murphy

If you compare me to an actor, I'm probably one of the best boxers in the profession. But if you compare me as a boxer, I'm probably one of the best actors. -Olivier Martinez

You were the one who gave me those boxers? I wondered where they came from, I wear those! Although I'm not a big fan of flannel, it gets a little hot down there, if you know what I mean. -Joel Madden

By philosophy the mind of man comes to itself, and from henceforth rests on itself without foreign aid, and is completely master of itself, as the dancer of his feet, or the boxer of his hands. -Johann Gottlieb Fichte

There's something so familial and intimate between a boxer and his trainer. -Jimmy Smits

It's just an ice bucket with a bottle in it. The two flute glasses are little tray. I got to shut the curtains. I'm in my boxer shorts and shirt. I'm going to take a bath and go to bed. But I want to shut the blinds so it's really dark in the room. -Danny DeVito

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease. -Armstrong Williams

A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar. -Gene Tunney

A boxer must exercise and develop every part of his body. -Gene Tunney

Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. -Jack Lynch

I used to wear boxers and a tank top, but now I sleep in the nude. It's kind of weird, because I used to have to wear something to bed, whether it was a tank top or whatever. And now if I have any clothes at all on, it's really hard to get to sleep. -Laura Prepon

My father was champion of North Africa and he beat the European champ. He was very good, a professional for 12 years. We're from a big family of boxers. My father has seven brothers. -Olivier Martinez

It's like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn't be a boxer, so I quit. -Olivier Martinez

My father was a boxer, though. So, I have a particular interest in Ray Mancini, I think. -Warren Zevon

If you would be just as content winning a local Golden Gloves fight as you would making a pile of money as a professional, then fine, go become a boxer. But if the whole idea is for you to get rich, my God, stay in school and learn a profession. -Gerald McRaney

I fought tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers. It was either learn or get knocked off. -Sugar Ray Leonard

We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has. -Clint Eastwood

Whoever gets up and comes to grips with Love like a boxer is a fool. -Sophocles

I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already. -Orlando Bloom

I'm into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy. But the sexiest thing on a girl – when I see it I'm like, oh my God – is these little tight boxers. Don't get me wrong, g-strings are fine, but those cover a little, to where it's just enough. -Jensen Ackles

Until this movie I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career. -Orlando Bloom

I just moved into the world of Xbox Live. And I've discovered that everyone on the Internet is a lot better than me. I spent half an hour the other day designing a boxer, and I got knocked out twice in the first round. -Daniel Radcliffe

The life of a boxer is about fighting for world titles. -Roberto Duran

Boxers, man, except when I have to get dressed up. Then it's boxer-briefs. But never tighty-whities. Never. But dude! If they brought back Underoos? Dude, if they brought back Underoos, I would rock the Underoos. Like He-Man and Transformers and G.I. Joe and even like Dukes of Hazzard. -Colin Hanks

I'm a boxer who believes that the object of the sport is to hit and not get hit. -Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I land a higher percentage of punches than any boxer in boxing. -Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I've got a new life now, a new future, there's a lot more to Lennox Lewis than just being a boxer. -Lennox Lewis

My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant. -Susana Martinez

My father was raised with brothers, he was a football player and a boxer, he was a chief petty officer in the Navy, he was a man of his times. -Hillary Clinton

I was an OK boxer, I wasn't great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours. -Liam Neeson

You can't act being a boxer. It's like being on stage. -Liam Neeson

When I see great boxers, it's like reading a wonderful poem. -Liam Neeson

When I was a boxer, I wanted to be champion of the world, not the richest man in the world. -George Foreman

My father was an army champion boxer… in the British army. And so he loved boxing and talked it up as a sport. But then when my brother and I were beating the crap out of each other, he was always trying to tone it down. But I am a fan of boxing. -Hugh Jackman

Boxing is my real passion. I can go to ballet, theatre, movies, or other sporting events… and nothing is like the fights to me. I'm excited by the visual beauty of it. A boxer can look so spectacular by doing a good job. -LeRoy Neiman

I used to love to see Willie Pep and Ray Robinson. To me, the epitome of a great athlete is a great boxer. I just love the rhythm of seeing a man dance, slip punches. I loved the dancers and boxers. I would see them and be mesmerized. -Emanuel Steward

I'm not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring. -Mark McGrath

From what I hear is happening, young Indian boxers have started to do well on the world stage and started to gain the attention of the general audience. -Evander Holyfield

I'm super, super casual. I like boxer shorts or jeans or tank tops, tennis shoes and flip flops. That's about it for me. -Shannon Elizabeth

My trainer, George Francis, used to train a lot of African boxers. They're hungry guys, man. They've got no trainers, got nothing. They're so hungry to do boxing, to make some money. -Frank Bruno

I started boxing when I was eight. Me and my brother Rafael started boxing in amateur tournaments when I was 13. My father was an ex-pro boxer. -Juan Manuel Marquez

When you're growing up, it's always nice to have someone you can relate and look up to. I'm proud of how I conduct my business and how I have accomplished all that I have accomplished, and hope that I can be a positive influence on not only the Mexican community but also young boxers and people all around the world. -Victor Ortiz

It's about stories. If I can tell the story to America, whether it's Riesling or a boxer from Harlem, it will sell. I know on my gravestone it's going to be, 'Storyteller.' -Gary Vaynerchuk

As a boxer, you have to put risk in to get to another level. -Nonito Donaire

'I Am Legend' is quite unusual for its time. I just wanted to write a story about female boxers, and I couldn't get that going in my mind. I don't know exactly where the idea of just a man pitting himself against a robot boxer came from. -Richard Matheson

I'm a boxer-briefs guy. -Michael Trevino

We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers. I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla. -Christian Dior

I wanted to play football or be a boxer, but my dad didn't want that because of all the impact. But in 1992 I was watching short track, and it was obscure, but they looked like superheroes in their tight outfits, and I thought it was amazing. I wanted to do that. I made the national team at 14. -Apolo Ohno

I'm going to be a happy housewife. I'm going to be washing boxers and cooking and doing all those sorts of housewife duties. I just want to be happy and proud of every single day. -Johnny Weir

With experience in boxing, you learn how to be a scientific boxer and how to fight easy. -Manny Pacquiao

Being a public servant, this is a serious job, not like a boxer, you're entertaining people. -Manny Pacquiao

I fought a boxer who everybody said I couldn't beat – Sugar Ray Leonard. They said he was faster than me. That he was the best of the best. And I beat him. -Roberto Duran

I'm a huge kickboxer and I love to train that way. -Dilshad Vadsaria

I always wanted to play a boxer because some of my favorite films, as a boy, were those great boxing movies, like 'Raging Bull', 'Rocky', 'The Set Up', 'Fat City and Hard Times'. I just loved those films. -Holt McCallany

I had been in the gym training for many, many years, but I definitely stepped it up when it was time to get into shape to play 'Lights'. I began trying to live the life of a boxer, and that means everything that you would expect. -Holt McCallany

I love boxing. I really respect the guys and admire the guys who do it. But, I'm very, very happy with my career as an actor. I made the right choice and things are really working out for me right now, but I won't pretend that there isn't a part of me that always secretly wanted to be a boxer. -Holt McCallany

I have a thing for men's boxer briefs and a tank top. If I'm wearing them, I'm a happy gal. -Liz Vassey

When boxers are in the ring, they're simple. It's when the fight is over, that's when the other fight, the real fight, begins. That's the problem. -Sylvester Stallone

Jagdish Singh was my basic coach, and he trained me from my very early days in boxing, teaching me the fundamentals of the sport. He was the one who shaped me into a boxer, disciplined me when I required disciplining. -Vijender Singh

When I walk for a designer, I walk the ramp as Vijender Singh, the boxer. I believe that by doing so, boxing will at least, in some way, get promoted in our entertainment industry. Plus, if cricketers can, why can't I? -Vijender Singh

I learned in my Ph.D. the discipline I needed to be successful. Most boxers are not that disciplined. They have talent, but the self-organization – the ability to schedule yourself and your priorities – is lacking. My studies were about the control of training on both the psychological and the physical side. -Wladimir Klitschko

My goal is not getting hit and to knock the other guy out. Some people might complain because they want to see boxers beat up on each other, but you cannot last long in professional boxing if you take a lot of punches. -Wladimir Klitschko

You couldn't find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard. -Usher

I wanted to win the gold medal and then go home and further my education in college. I had no intentions whatsoever to become a professional fighter because I had heard horror stories about former boxers who made money but, in the end, ended up with nothing. I didn't want to be one of those guys. -Sugar Ray Leonard

When I was fighting, I would look to excite the crowds with a bolo punch or something taunting. Looking back, they were legal – but not sportsmanlike. I don't recommend another boxer try them. But we looked more to make the robot fights dramatic first and realistic second. -Sugar Ray Leonard

When you're a boxer, there is a lot of downtime and long periods of inactivity. -Sugar Ray Leonard

I asked my kids, 'Do you know what Papa used to do.' They said, 'You were a boxer, you won the Olympics!' And that's what they know. -Sugar Ray Leonard

The thing about boxers is that there's respect there. You beat me, and I may not like it, but you know what, deep down inside, I respect you. And that's the code of honor. -Sugar Ray Leonard

The adoption of gloves for all contests will do more to preserve the practice of boxing than any other conceivable means. It will give pugilism new life, not only as a professional boxer's art, but as a general exercise. -John Boyle O'Reilly

A good boxer, in striking the round blow, instead of loosening body and arm, gathers himself into a heap of muscularity and begins his blow where all blows ought to begin, from the solidarity of the right foot. -John Boyle O'Reilly

The Greeks were the first boxers. Pugilism appears to have been one of the earliest distinctions in play and exercise that appeared between the Hellenes and their Asiatic fathers. The unarmed personal encounter was indicative of a sturdier manhood. -John Boyle O'Reilly

It would be hard to throw a punch to someone who wasn't a boxer, who wasn't in the ring, and who didn't have on a pair of boxing gloves and who hadn't been training. -George Foreman

Boxing has been the most difficult thing I've ever done. The biggest challenge in my life. I was a boxer. That was hard. Everything else is pretty easy. -George Foreman

I think that every boxer should understand he's on the pedestal for a short span. It's best that you use boxing and don't let boxing use you. Use boxing to sell, because people are selling you through your boxing career, so you have to learn to sell yourself, and you'll never starve. -George Foreman

'Iron' Mike Tyson is the last boxer who was truly embraced by the media. They followed him around. You didn't know what he was going to do next: bite you, cut you, fight you. When you think about it, that defines him – it was an exciting adventure. -George Foreman

I just don't know how I was able to be a boxer in the first place without believing God. -George Foreman

When it gets to the part in life where you're more afraid of what your wife is going to do to you than if you box, say, Mike Tyson, you've got to get a new profession. You don't get to be a family. I know why boxers never quit, some of them. They don't have wives. -George Foreman

All of a sudden, one day, you're this boxer that everybody like, or you're this guy that people pass on the highway and wave at. The next day, you're this guy that everybody want to touch – be in touch with you. Then you think that this is the answer to all things. -George Foreman

We'd always said boxers shouldn't lift weights. Now I realize some champion boxer started that rumor. I noticed if I did weights a couple of times a week, I would be able to hit that jab a lot longer. After sparring, everybody's gone, and I sneak into the weight room. Spend 40 minutes in there lifting weights. -George Foreman

I could never leave Las Vegas. I can't really afford New York or Los Angeles. I love this town. We don't have that much. We have the Runnin' Rebels and boxer Floyd Mayweather. When Mayweather fights, it's good for the whole city. It's like the Super Bowl out here. -Chumlee

If I'm watching my favorite boxer, and he's just won the heavyweight championship of the world, and he retires, it kind of makes the guy a legend. -Nikki Sixx

I wrote this script in 2003, when I was a humble college student, sitting in my boxers and writing in my dorm room. And I came up with the idea of writing an action-based 'Snow White,' with this kind of Huntsman character as kind of a way in. So, that's something I'm sort of proud of. -Evan Daugherty

I ran into a couple of guys who were boxers. They talked me into working out at their gym. I became obsessed with boxing and the idea of becoming a champion. -Jon Seda

Walmart and other big-boxers could become the center of gravity for the conservation of goods, employ people with actual know-how, and develop deeper, longer term, more profitable relationships with their customers. -Lisa Gansky

I did 'Echo Beach,' a surfing drama that meant I was often topless. Next came 'Demons,' and the opening sequence had me in my boxer shorts; and then there was a scene in 'Trinity' with me walking around in boxer shorts. It was only one scene in each series. -Christian Cooke

I never want to be seen in my boxer shorts ever again. -Christian Cooke

All boxers are different, and we all approach the fights in different ways. -Miguel Cotto

Winning the first championship is a goal for any boxer, and it means a lot to reach it. -Miguel Cotto

I don't want to be named myself as one of the elite boxers of Puerto Rico. That's for the fans and for the people that know about boxing. I just want to do my job the best I can, and I am going to do that the rest of my career. -Miguel Cotto

I would like to be remembered as a boxer who tried to do his best. -Miguel Cotto

I was always into sports and a lot of physical activities. My dad was a kickboxer and a body builder. My mom was an aerobics teacher. -Billy Magnussen

M dad was a boxer, so he had this fierce, physical presence. -Anthony Browne

My dad never decided what he wanted to do; at times he fought in the army, was a teacher, a boxer, a light engineer, and a then a publican. My mum was a traditional housewife and mother. They showed my brother and I unconditional love. -Anthony Browne

My parents gave me a boxer puppy as a present. I have wanted a dog for years and must first give her attention in the morning. -Natalie du Toit

The Senate floor is and always has been the great arena of our democracy. I spent eight years in my younger life as a boxer, and sometimes when I enter the chamber, I think, 'This is the ring. The American people can see us here and listen to our arguments. This is where the fights matter.' -Jim Webb

Greg White got a boxer because I said I was getting one. I was talking about getting a boxer since before training camp. -Gaines Adams

People love boxing, but you've gotta wait two or three years for your favorite boxer to have a fight. -Joel Edgerton

I think I'm a boxer, but then when I get hurt, I'll start scrapping. -Joel Kinnaman

Flipping through the 'Toronto Star' one day in 2008, I noticed a piece about a phenomenal boxer from the Philippines who had won several different titles in several different weight divisions. Manny Pacquiao's rise from heart-crushing poverty to the top ranks of his sport was astounding. -Dan Hill

Ringside seats mean you hear the breaking of ribs, the splattered cartilage of what was once the boxer's nose, the dislocation of the jaw, the horrifying 'ugggh' that the boxer utters milliseconds after receiving a crushing left hook to the solar plexus or kidneys or head. -Dan Hill

People say that I'm a boxer. I actually started with kick boxing, and then I moved onto boxing, and then I moved onto grappling. -Conor McGregor

As mayor, I got used to the fact that when you walked out of the house in the morning to pick up the newspaper in your boxers, there could be a camera there. -Martin O'Malley

People like to see me fight. A name can only take you so far. There are only a few fighters out of the thousands of boxers out there that have name recognition. I'm definitely not upset by that. -Laila Ali

I never ran with my dad. He was old-school. He had a whole different idea of training. He ran in steel-toed boots! But, of course, he's proud of me and proud of the boxer that I became. -Laila Ali

'Shadowboxer' was based on my life. -Lee Daniels

My work is therapeutic: 'Monster's Ball,' 'Woodsman' and 'Shadowboxer,' because I don't go to therapy, and I sort of live life through my films. -Lee Daniels

No boxer in the history of boxing has had Parkinson's. There's no injury in my brain that suggests that the illness came from boxing. -Muhammad Ali

I proposed abolishing boxing because it was bad for the brain, but boxers were generally so decent that I loved being around the gyms. -George Vecsey

Boxing is a dying sport, really. Years ago, the world heavyweight champion could be said to have reached the highest pinnacle of sport. Even in this country, boxers were heroes. Think of Henry Cooper and Frank Bruno. -Tyson Fury

I will become the greatest, because all travellers have to be able to adapt. That quality, adaptability, is essential to that way of life. Not many boxers have it but I can adapt before a fight to the opponent, during the fight if necessary. -Tyson Fury

As a fan, I like watching fighters rather than boxers. -Tyson Fury

I already know what boxers do; I've been in it all my life. I know what they do, and I know how they prepare. -Tyson Fury

I just want to make money, get on with my life, and be involved in good fights. If I'm not going to be involved in good fights, then what's the point being a boxer? -Tyson Fury

There's always that stigma of, 'Women shouldn't box,' or stereotypes of what a female boxer should look like. I don't think the men really have to deal with that – to tell people they're a boxer. -Mandy Bujold

A guy like Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather is used to fighting 12-rounders. Put them into the ring for three rounds against a top amateur boxer at a much faster pace, and they'll lose a fight, and how bad is that going to make them look? -Mandy Bujold

Ali vs. Stevenson would have served as a symbolic battle between the United States and Cuba, capitalism and communism: Castro's values instilled in his boxers pitted against the values of 'merchandise' boxers from the rest of the world. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

My documentary 'Split Decision' examines Cuban-American relations, and the economic and cultural paradoxes that have shaped them since Castro's revolution, through the lens of elite Cuban boxers forced to choose between remaining in Cuba or defecting to America. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

I traveled to Cuba with the intention of speaking with boxers who had turned down enormous offers to leave. When explaining my project to people, again and again I was met with amusement and skepticism. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

Anyone can see why an elite athlete would want to leave a small, impoverished country where their skills were effectively uncashed winning lottery tickets. All they had to do was wash ashore almost anywhere else in the world and cash in. Yet the vast majority of Cuban boxers – and Cuban athletes in general – despite that incentive, stayed. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

Castro always used the boxers as a symbolic war against American values to demonstrate that they fight for something more than money. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

Cuban athletes represent the most expensive human cargo on earth. They are sitting on over a billion dollars of human capital if these boxers and baseball players would come over to any other field or ring in the world and begin to ply their trade. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

In the United States in the 20th century, every major event that America was going through, there was a boxer who seemed to symbolically represent it, from slavery to the Vietnam War to the Depression – all the way along, you just seemed to have boxers that carried the narrative. -Brin-Jonathan Butler

Women boxers prefer to focus on the win rather than the bravado. We've come a long way. In the '90s, you only ever saw women parading in heels and a bikini holding a scorecard. Now we're owning it; we should get some male models in Speedos to do the ring walk. -Nicola Adams

I would be more wary of boxing a pretty boxer than I would one that looks like they have been bashed up a bit because the pretty boxer obviously doesn't get hit – so that means they must be quite good! -Nicola Adams

Even though I am a woman boxer, I am not just inspiring women; I hope I am inspiring boys as well. -Nicola Adams

The physical DNA has always been part of our family. My dad was a good boxer and gymnast; my mum is a ballroom dancer, and my brother does martial arts. -Jason Statham

If chronic bashing of the head could destroy a boxer's brain, couldn't it also destroy a football player's brain? Surely someone in the history of football had thought to look for dementia pugilistica. Unlike boxers, football players wear helmets, but a helmet can't fully protect the head from damaging impact. -Jeanne Marie Laskas

I want to go down in the history books as one of the greatest female boxers of all time, and I think I'm on the right path. -Katie Taylor

The best boxers don't always qualify for the Olympics. You can easily have a bad day, but please God, that won't happen to me. -Katie Taylor

It's great to be boxing a local boxer. The atmosphere is always fantastic. I love those fights. I really relish those fights. -Katie Taylor

I always feel like the freshest boxer going into competitions. -Katie Taylor

Fresh sneakers are important on a man. It's like a new pair of boxers or a new pair of socks. -DJ Khaled

We used tea towels for gloves until we got proper ones and were always breaking our mum's ornaments. She'd come home and find us all sat in our boxer shorts, out of breath and our skin red raw. She hated it. -Liam Smith

When I was 15 years old, I left school and became a professional boxer. -Canelo Alvarez

The only way you know what it is to be a boxer is to be one. -Usher

I feel like an old boxer. The brain's gone, but I can still move around. -Kris Kristofferson

I had two jobs coming out of school: I did a play, 'The Great White Hope.' I played the boxer Jack Johnson. And I was the lead in this indie film. Then I moved to Los Angeles because New York was cold and it was really too quiet for me at that time. I was out of school; I was hungry. The auditions were trickling in, and I was antsy and ready to go. -Mahershala Ali

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who carried out the marathon bombing, was a non-practicing Muslim who only became an Islamist militant once his dreams of becoming an Olympic boxer faded. At the time of the attack, he was unemployed. -Peter Bergen

In order to understand the mindset of a boxer, I needed to become a boxer myself. -Edgar Ramirez

Panamanian boxing is unique – it's very musical. It's almost like a dance. It has a lot to do with being in the Caribbean and with salsa. When you see a Panamanian boxer, there's a style. There's a playfulness in the way you throw the punches. -Edgar Ramirez

To portray not only a boxer but a boxer like Roberto Duran, I needed to understand all the difficulties and the pressures of the sport itself. -Edgar Ramirez

We use the term 'fight' very lightly – 'I've been fighting so hard to get my car, I've been fighting so hard to get that job, I've been fighting so hard to get that girl.' But the reality is boxers do fight bitterly to get whatever they want or whatever they need in life, and most of them come from nothing, which is the case of Roberto Duran. -Edgar Ramirez

For me, it was very important to be part of a boxing film that actually explores the psychological aspects of the sport, more than just the physical aspects. I haven't seen boxing movies very often that really go so deep into the minds of the boxers. It really puts out how much it is about strategy and tactics and technique. -Edgar Ramirez

Imagine stepping into the shoes of Roberto Duran, one of the most legendary boxers in the history of the sport, and definitely the most legendary Latin American boxer, and then having 'Raging Bull' in my corner. I mean, imagine that? Just having Robert De Niro to play the trainer in the movie, that was fantastic. -Edgar Ramirez

Boxing is a great example of it, but in football, sometimes you're taking greater hits than boxers. When you have one man going full speed against another man, and those heads are colliding, it's just the fact of science you're going to have results. -Jim Brown

In the United States, female fisticuffs were marginalized, first as erotic vaudeville in the 19th century and later as serious competition developed in the first half of the 20th. Legal wars waged by boxers in the 1960s and '70s won women the right to compete professionally nationwide. -Katherine Dunn

Anthropologists believe women were among the skilled boxers of the ancient, sport-loving Minoan culture that flourished on Crete until 1100 B.C. The boxing booths at English fairs featured women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. -Katherine Dunn

No, I've never competed. I did, however, train in a boxing gym with a good coach beginning in 1993. I'd been writing about the sport for a dozen years by then and wanted to know what boxers endured, what it felt like. I was too old to compete when I started, but I sparred enough to get a taste. -Katherine Dunn

In a really good, closely matched situation, the style of the boxer is every bit as explicit and specific to him as a painter's hand. -Katherine Dunn

In boxing, it just seemed to me from the time I was a very small child, we have a peculiarly civilized form in that boxers don't screech and holler. They don't use weapons. When the bell rings, they fight; when the bell rings again, they stop. -Katherine Dunn

It's not unfair, I think, to describe boxers as a demographic little given to literary entanglement. In general, with exceptions, they prefer movies. -Katherine Dunn

It takes a certain type of man to become a boxer, to fight for a living. To be able to have the confidence to hit another man, to control your fears. You must overcome the psychical aspect and believe in the art, the discipline of the sport. You need to study. You need to be smart. -Anthony Joshua

From the neck up is where you win or lose the battle. It's the art of war. You have to lock yourself in and strategise your mindset. That's why boxers go to training camps: to shut down the noise and really zone in. -Anthony Joshua

I can still take the hits; it's not a problem for me. I accept the blows. I can take the punches like a boxer. -Eden Hazard

A man should definitely own a couple of blue denims, white crew neck T-shirt, a versatile blazer, comfortable pair of boxers, and coloured sneakers. -Sushant Singh Rajput

A lot of boxers have too much on their plate. -Andre Ward

My thing is that if you love the sport, appreciate the sport as a whole. If you love the sport, you love the slick boxer; you love the guy who can box and punch. You love the brawler. -Andre Ward

I don't need to hit people in order to play good football. I'm not a boxer after all. -Diego Costa

I'm definitely not as good as people who consider themselves beatboxers. -Phillipa Soo

If you're a boxer, you have your trainer. As an actor, I have Ivana Chubbuck. She's my teacher as an actress and in this crazy thing called life. -Kat Graham

Before I starred in 'Million Dollar Baby,' I wasn't really a boxer. I just worked hard to learn as much as I could before we were there on set. -Mike Colter

Boxing's in my genes. I come from a fighting background. My dad and both my uncles were good boxers. I'm blessed with the art of war. -Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

We spend a lot of time on Skype and other video interviews, and it's funny how many people will prepare for a Skype interview by wearing a formal suit jacket with pajama pants on the bottom. Then suddenly, someone is at the door, and you have to get up, and you realize you're wearing reindeer boxers. Just put pants on. -Kathryn Minshew

Muhammad Ali was unquestionably one of the greatest boxers of the 20th century and a sincere advocate for his religious beliefs. In his life, he defeated the best professional boxers of his era, some of them more than once, which meant he was easily forgiven the excesses of his ringside braggadocio. -Tom Tancredo

You have to be confident about the product you're putting out. It's just like when a boxer is promoting a fight. You can't go out there and be like, 'This guy might beat me.' -Romeo Santos

I worked in factories, slaughterhouses, as an upholsterer. I did demolition work, was a postman, was a tiler, a plasterer. I even sold double-glazing door-to-door. But I always dreamed of being a world champion, first of all as a boxer. -Michael Bisping

I always support British athletes of all sports, including Tyson Fury. I think he's a great boxer. However, if he's calling out UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, then quite frankly, he's living in a fantasy world and needs to come back to reality. -Michael Bisping

While professional basketball, football, and baseball players make millions and their salaries represent well over 50% of the billions generated by those sports, the spoils of boxing don't often make it to the boxers. -Tahl Raz

I had built my body to look like a boxer, then I lost it completely for 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns.' It was really tough gaining weight, building muscles, and then losing it completely for another film. -R. Madhavan

I think it's pretty silly that people wear boxers. You're wearing shorts under your pants. They're shorts. -Thomas Middleditch

I went to an all-girls school in a uniform and always got detention for wearing colorful boxer shorts under my kilt. -Tory Burch

My dad was actually a college boxer at L.S.U. and a good one, too. He was the captain of the boxing team. -James Carville

I once had this idea that I wanted to make the perfect boxer short that's not too long, not too short, with pearl buttons, made from real shirting fabric. They were coming in at $215. Well, not even the richest guy in the world is going to pay more than $125 for his underwear. -Michael Bastian

I never really understood why guys wear boxers underneath swim trunks. -Nina Agdal

It's not uncommon for some Khmer boxers to fight with dangerous frequency, sometimes as often as weekly or bi-weekly, getting up to three hundred or more fights in a career, with the length of a career varying from fighter to fighter, some engaging in bouts far past their prime. -Mary Pilon

One can construct a strong legal and ethical argument for minimizing the fees that are paid to world sanctioning organizations in conjunction with championship bouts. It's not uncommon for skilled fighters to be denied championship opportunities while less-talented but better-connected boxers fight for belts. -Thomas Hauser

Any UFC fighter, and any fighter going into the boxing ring and can do what they do in the UFC, nine out of 10 won't be victorious and vice-versa, with a boxer coming from – even myself – coming over to that field will be a fish trying to be in a jungle and survive. It's not going to happen. -Bernard Hopkins

You look at De La Hoya, and you think that he is an actor or a singer. I'd like to rearrange a couple of things on his face so the pretty boy becomes just another boxer. -Bernard Hopkins

Sculpture and seams are like boxers and broken noses: They go hand in hand. -Charles Ray

One of my short films was about a boxer. -Lexi Alexander

I'm a boxer. I'm a boxer. If you're interested, just watch my boxing, not my life. -Gennady Golovkin

Sugar Ray Robinson is my favorite boxer of all time. He is a middleweight. I saw him and liked him. -Gennady Golovkin

Muhammed Ali is my favorite boxer, and the reason that I love Ali is because he's not undefeated. It's because of the fact that he risked it all at times and lost – but then came back. -Cheo Hodari Coker

I don't want to be like any other boxer. My goal is to be a champion in my own style. -Vasyl Lomachenko

Nowadays, it's not more about the sport; it's about the business. All the boxers became businessmen, not boxers. They look just to get the money, not the glory. -Vasyl Lomachenko

I am not like most fighters. I want to be on the list of the greatest, best boxers in history. -Vasyl Lomachenko

Rigondeaux is a high-class boxer. He is smart, has speed and skill. -Vasyl Lomachenko

I want to be known to fans and appreciated as a 'boxer-painter' in regards to speed, footwork, punching power – an art form inside the ring. -Vasyl Lomachenko

I became a professional boxer because I want the attention and interest to come back to boxing. I want people interested in boxing. That's very important to me. -Vasyl Lomachenko

My problem with boxer briefs is sometimes they are a little too short, and they ride up your leg. -Antoni Porowski

If Mayweather wants to come over and fight in the UFC, then do it. It's hardcore here, though. I don't think it'll be a stroll in the park. Granted, he's the best boxer ever seen, just about. -Robert Whittaker

If you've had the No. 1 job, why would you go back and be reserve manager? Is Alex Ferguson going to be reserve manager for Manchester United? It's like a boxer going into the ring with one arm behind his back. Why would you do it? You're going to get knocked out. -Glenn Hoddle

I'm not a boxer. -Cain Velasquez

It's a punishment game… only two boxers get in the ring. So when we get in the ring and we're not angry, then you're not a real boxer. -Mary Kom

Watching boxer Dingko Singh's performance at the Asian Games, Bangkok, where he won gold, was the defining moment. I was 15 and enjoyed sports more than anything else. Singh's performance changed my life and inspired me to follow boxing. -Mary Kom

In the 46-48 kg. category, I know every boxer, and I defeat them whenever I fight them. -Mary Kom

I can easily get a gold in the 48 kg. category, but 51 kg., it's difficult because other boxers may have a height advantage. -Mary Kom

Holly Holm was a boxer for a long time, and Leslie Smith comes from muay thai. It's different. Holly is more defensive, while Leslie comes forward. -Cris Cyborg

I have a great passion for boxing. I have family members who are boxers. -Yoel Romero

After my arrival in Russia, I saw that there is a large community of boxers. I also felt appreciated in Russia. Maybe even a lot more than I was valued and appreciated in my own country. -Roy Jones Jr.

At the beginning, my dream was to become a world-class boxer, but then I stepped into MMA. And when I stepped into MMA, it was to have fun. I reminded myself of what was the purpose, of what was the goal: to have fun. -Francis Ngannou

When I was scheduled to fight in Japan, and then I would come back to the United States, I would have to train, but there was nobody to train here. There was no such thing as a striker going with a grappler, or a striker going to the ground with a grappler, or a grappler standing up and fighting with a boxer. -Ken Shamrock

A lot of boxers get along well. But if you have to fight each other, then leave that relationship behind. -Joseph Parker

I'm very lucky because less than one percent of boxers get out of the game financially secure. -Tony Bellew

Boxing does not favor boxers over 35 who rely on reflexes. -Tony Bellew

I don't claim to be the best boxer in the world. What I claim to do is give 100% when I get in that ring. -Tony Bellew

I was not an athlete, but I was a break-dancer. I was a beatboxer, an entertainer. -Tech N9ne

Listen: I'm a fighter. I'm a brawler. I'm a boxer. But I'm a technician as well. -Dillian Whyte

I'm a boxing fan. I've seen Kell Brook fight. I'm not one of those boxers who says he doesn't watch other guys fight or follow the sport. I do. -Errol Spence Jr.

Kell Brook is a strong fighter. He likes to dictate the pace, which most boxers like to do. He likes to use his jab to set up other punches, like the left hook. -Errol Spence Jr.

I actually don't like boxers who talk too much. -Oleksandr Usyk

A fight with Tony Bellew would be a momentous occasion. He is a good boxer and a good person, and I also have the option to move into the heavyweight division. -Oleksandr Usyk

Some people think a boxer is a gloomy guy with this heavy brow who always has to be serious. But why can't you laugh a bit, make a joke? -Oleksandr Usyk

One thing that I'm super fortunate of – I grew up in a house where it was all about health and fitness. My dad was a wrestler; he was a boxer. He's always been into working out, and so I was the only kid in the first grade that got carrot sticks at school instead of chips. -Carmella

It's not often you get to sit in front of Nicole Kidman in your boxers with a big bowl of spaghetti. -Barry Keoghan

I thought I was going to be a footballer or a boxer or something like that – I was into sports. -Barry Keoghan

I always say the Premier League is like two boxers fighting. The one who is least strong gets tired; he does down. -Patrice Evra

I'm not a boxer, I'm a basketball player. -Kenny Smith

Sometimes I just want to sit in my boxer shorts and cry. That's what being a human is. -Big Narstie

GGG is a great fighter, but he hasn't got the ability that Kell has – Brook is the far superior boxer. -Naseem Hamed

Muhammad Ali is my hero. Yes, he was the best boxer in the world, but he also put himself on the line. He talked when black Americans had to be quiet. -David Haye

Whatever any boxer does in the ring, I don't think any reporter should call him a coward. Anyone who does that I lose complete respect for. There's a difference between being a coward and being scared, or apprehensive. Different fighters have got different mentalities. -David Haye

It's sad to see boxers sometimes when they've come from these massive highs with thousands of people screaming for them. They're the best at what they do – then, that's it: stopped, finished. -David Haye

Every boxer needs to be able to punch, but none more than me, and that's because I'm not that skilful, and I'm one of the smallest heavyweights you'll ever see. -David Haye

There was a time when guys just had a specialty, like boxer or wrestler or jiujitsu guy. Then came guys who could blend taking you down with also being able to kick your head off. -Kamaru Usman

I'm a boxer by nature, so, obviously, the jab is always key – but it is nice to know you've got a right hand behind it. -Paulie Malignaggi

When I trained for 'Creed,' I had about a year in advance to know what I was doing before. So I lived like a fighter, you know? I went through the workout routine, the diet, training with real boxers, training with real trainers, did the whole thing. -Michael B. Jordan

I, throughout my life, wanted to be a wrestler. I also wanted to be a kickboxer. And I also wanted to make video games. Obviously, kickboxing – not happening. Ever. I do not want to get Muay Thai'd in the face! -Xavier Woods

Baron Corbin and I know each other well. I'm not a golden gloves boxer at all, so I think our backgrounds might be a bit different, but I think he's incredible on the microphone. -Pat McAfee

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likes to reminisce about being an amateur boxer. But his Senate tenure has often looked like an endless rope-a-dope. -Ari Melber

I don't want my career to peter out fighting meaningless fights; I want to go against the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. -Joe Calzaghe

It's not just a trainer – as a man, my dad was unbelievable. Even outside boxing, he was my friend as well. We were boxer and trainer in the gym, but as soon as that bell goes, we'd have a cup of tea, and we'd go on about normal life. We would just leave that bit behind. That's how we kept going. -Joe Calzaghe

I'm close to achieving something that very few boxers ever have – and that is to retire undefeated, like Rocky Marciano. -Joe Calzaghe

When I was 14, I told my careers adviser that I was going to be a world champion boxer. Of course she laughed. -Joe Calzaghe

I'm a boxer, and every fight could be my last. You just have to remember Michael Watson to know what boxing can do to you. -Joe Calzaghe

There is a world of difference between being a reality TV star and a world champion boxer. -Joe Calzaghe

It's unbelievable when I think back to when I was a kid that one day I would have achieved so much through boxing, and to think my teachers laughed at me when I said I was going to be a boxer. -Joe Calzaghe

I'm proud to say that my sister was the first female boxer in the Olympics. That's history. She made her mark. And that's what you want to do in any sport. -Nikita Parris

My father tells me I would have been a criminal or a kick-boxer. But fatherhood has changed me – a lot. -Aleksandar Mitrovic

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