Subject: Sports » Boxing

I don't think his hands could take the abuse.

(1950 – ) American boxer & actor

It would be like the elephants standing up on two feet. It would be like the man being shot out of the cannon. It would be like a woman with a beard down to the floor. It would be the greatest show on earth.

(1949 – ) American boxing champion

George Foreman can knock down an oak tree, but oak trees don't move.

American boxing trainer

[boxing promoter] Bob Arum is one of the worst people in the western hemisphere. I don't know the eastern hemisphere very well, but I suspect he'd be one of the worst people there too, if he went.

boxing manager & trainer

There are certain things you can't get back, like the elastic in your socks.

boxing trainer

He now floats like an anchor, stings like a moth.

He can do it the hard way, get beat up for 12 rounds and end up in the hospital. Or, he can do it the easy way, get hit on the chin and go to sleep.

American boxer

This boxer is doing what's expected of him, bleeding from the nose.

British sports commentator

When I got up I stuck to my plan… stumbling forward and getting hit in the face.

(1950 – ) American boxer & actor

Boxing is built on bums. How else are you gonna know good from bad? How else is a good boy gonna get on top and get experience unless he fights bums? I tell ya, there's a shortage of bums.

Boxing manager & promoter

Magri has to do well against the unknown Mexican who comes from a famous family of five boxing brothers.

British sports commentator

It don't matter as long as he can count up to ten.

American professional boxer

Buster Douglas went to bed as a 231-pound world champion and woke up as a 270-pound parade float.

American sports columnist

If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That's all I am.

American boxing champion

I don't fight for legacy. I don't fight for none of that, I fight for that check; I'm in the check cashing business.

American professional boxer

I fear no man, but the dentist.

(1949 – ) American boxing champion

There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.

(1942 – ) American boxing champion

It's strange… two guys in shorts competing for a belt; they should, at least, award them slacks or a shirt.

(1954 – ) comedian & television actor

He's gonna need an industrial-strength toothpick to pick the leather out of his teeth. I'm gonna hit this man so hard he's gonna grow an Afro.

Canadian boxer

Larry Holmes didn't beat me — he just won the first 15 rounds.

(1950 – ) American boxer & actor

I'm the best heavyweight in Canada and I'll still be the best when I'm dead seven years.

Canadian boxing champion