“Quotes” from the Greats

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Boxing is famous for many quotes and catch phrases that have been influential over the years inspiring, entertaining and motivating us in life. This article is dedicated to some famous quotes inspired by the sweet science.

Muhammad Ali

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”

“Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”

Mike Tyson

Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”

Everybody thinks this is a tough man’s sport. This is not a tough man’s sport. This is a thinking man’s sport. A tough man is gonna get hurt real bad in this sport.

Discipline, doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.

Various

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

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

“He can have heart, he can hit harder and he can be stronger, but there’s no fighter smarter than me.”- Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“Earnie Shavers could punch you in the neck and break your ankle.”- Randall “Tex” Cobb

“My punches are just as hard in Chicago as in New York.”- Sonny Liston

“…if I survived the Marines, I can survive Ali.”- Chuck Wepner

“Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand.”- George Foreman

“Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making.”- Sugar Ray Leonard

“Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble.”- Sugar Ray Robinson

“Y’all Must’ve Forgot”- Roy Jones Jr.

Summary

This is a small list of some of the great quotes inspired by the sport of boxing . Hope you enjoyed, come back and visit for more on this series.

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10 Comments

  1. I love Muhammad Ali’s quotes. My favorite two you posted above.
    “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”
    “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
    The first is important to me because it’s true…when I go in, I go in hard!
    The second quote just means to not sweat the small stuff. It also tells me to watch out for the people in my life that are trying to keep me back or hold me down and to let them go.
    Love your quotes! ty:)

  2. What a fun read! I’ve heard a handful of these quotes… but I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know who said any of them lol Thanks to you, I do now!

  3. So many quotes I’ve never heard before and I enjoyed reading every one of them. My favorite is “The same hand that can write a beautiful poem, can knock you out with one punch—that’s Poetic Justice.” – “Irish” Wayne Kelly 😀

  4. “Discipline, doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.”
    “Don’t count the days; make the days count.”
    Quotes by legends… love them, thank you for posting these…

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