The three toughest fighters I ever fought were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic.

— Jake LaMotta

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You can't go into the ring and be a nice guy.

I would go a month, two months, without having sex. It worked for me because it made me a vicious animal. You can't fight if you have any compassion or anything like that.


In my whole career, I've never really gotten hurt. The only ones that really hurt me were my wives.


I fought Sugar [Ray Robinson] so many times that I'm lucky I didn't get diabetes


On the way here this guy steps up to us and says, 'Would you like to join Jehovah's Witnesses?' and Rocky (Graziano) says 'I didn't see nuttin!'


You punch like you take it up the ass.


Besides Bob Satterfield, the only ones who ever hurt me were my ex-wives.


I read the Romans had bread and circuses. We had home relief and boxing.


I was so good at boxing because I worked hard.

I worked harder than anybody. When other boxers used to box in the gym, three or four rounds, I used to box 10-20 rounds.


There's no way I'm goin' down. I don't go down for nobody.


I fought Sugar Ray so often, I almost got diabetes.


I fought Sugar Ray so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic.

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