Fighting is a sport; if you're not humble it's going to bring humbleness to you.

— Mike Tyson

Romantic Boxer quotations

It's tough to get out of bed to do roadwork at 5 am when you've been sleeping in silk pajamas

Boxer quote The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone
The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, Throws too good for a karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man.

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.

A boxer is like a lion, the greatest predator on land, but you throw him in the shark tank and he's just another meal.

The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man.

The best fighter is someone who can adapt on any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man.

The fight life, that was easy. This is a battle I have every day.

You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win.

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

It's easy to do anything in victory. It's in defeat that a man reveals himself.

God gave me this illness to remind me that I'm not Number One; He is.

I'm a Muslim. I've been a Muslim for 20 years. . . . You know me. I'm a boxer. I've been called the greatest. People recognize me for being a boxer and a man of truth. I wouldn't be here representing Islam if it were terrorist. . . . I think all people should know the truth, come to recognize the truth. Islam is peace.

In boxing you create a strategy to beat each new opponent, it's just like chess.

Fighters find it hard to give up doing what they do best - fighting for a living.

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.

Every fighter should really do that if they can, because if you build a fan base at home first, then once they receive you at home, it'll be easier to be received elsewhere.

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.

You're gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you've ever dreamed. But when it's over, I know you'll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. DO IT!

It isn't the mountains that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.

I don't like the pitch count! How are you gonna develop your arm? If you're a track man you say, "Hey, you can't run too much." Or if you're a boxer you say, "Hey, you can only box three rounds." It's not right!

Boxer guys are very tough and they play a very tough game, but its a game.

Karate guys, tae kwon doe guys, kickboxers or judo guys, they are very tough guys and a lot of heart and a lot of training, but its very specifically as a sport. It's not a fight. A fight is everything goes.

It was the beauty that caught me and held my soul hostage.

.. Remember those days? Had you smellin' my boxers.

Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand.

Every year is different. I'm not getting any younger trying to keep it going. It's always a challenge. It's like a boxer going into a ring. You never can tell what's going to work and what's not going to work until you're in action and everything is going on around you. It's very intense and always a challenge and always a thrill.

What are eight million dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans?

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.

Today, the growers are like a punch-drunk old boxer who doesn't know he's past his prime. The times are changing. The political and social environment has changed. The chickens are coming home to roost - and the time to account for past sins is approaching.

If you're not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you.

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

The will must be stronger than the skill.

Mike Tyson’s a great boxer. The greatest boxer - but boxer. Not the best fighter.

Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.

If there is one abiding theme in the gym, it's the withering work in the ring.

Those not fit do not survive.

Just know that if you want to be a boxer you're going to get your face beaten constantly but then you may end up being a Mayweather or an Ali at the end of the day.

What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who has only his eyes if he's a painter, or ears if he's a musician, or a lyre at every level of his heart if he's a poet, or even, if he's a boxer, just his muscles? On the contrary, he's at the same time a political being, constantly alive to heart-rending, burning, or happy events in the world.

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.'