Boxing Quotes

“His mouth made him felt like he was gonna win. Not his hands, I had my hand. He had his lips.” - Joe Frazier

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

"Since I’ve retired, I eat less, weigh less, train less and care less." - Ray Mancini

“Rocky Marciano couldn’t carry my jockstrap.” - Larry Holmes

"It’s gonna be a killa, a chilla, and a thrilla when i get the gorilla in manila!" - Muhammad Ali
"The fight is won or lost away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” - Muhammad Ali

Here’s a nice example of Johnson’s skills at work as he knocks out Tommy Burns in 1908. “I made a lot of mistakes out of the ring, but I never made any in it.” - Jack Johnson

“I was in a no-win situation, so I’m glad that I won rather than lost." - Frank Bruno

“I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm." - Mike Tyson
"my style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, i want your heart, i want to eat your children!" - Mike Tyson

"I had Bernard Taylor five rounds ahead going into their fifth round" - Alan Minter

"I was called “Rembrandt” Hope in my boxing days, because I spent so much time on the canvas" - Bob Hope

Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning. - Jack Dempsey


Speaking at Adrian’s graveside, at end of Rocky Balboa (2006) Yo, Adrian! It’s me, Rocky.

[to Adrian] I wanna kiss ya. You don’t have to kiss me back if ya don’t wanna. I wanna kiss you.

I think we make a real sharp couple of coconuts - I’m dumb, you’re shy, whaddaya think, huh?

[to Adrian] I was wonderin’ if, uh, you wouldn’t mind marryin’ me very much.

[chasing a chicken] I feel like a Kentucky Fried idiot.

You know you got a big mouth, you know?

If I can change, and you can change, everybody can change.

Hey, yo Tommy, I didn’t hear no bell.
Tommy: I want my respect!
Rocky: Come and get it.

Yo, Adrian, we did it.