A few of our favourite boxing quotes that we love in no particular order

“The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It’s the same thing, fear, but it’s what you do with it that matters”

“To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy”

“You got to be smart you got to be clever and not get hit and when your able to do this your a fighter”

Cus D'Amato

Legendary boxing trainer and manager

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life”

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision”

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion”

Muhammad Ali

Simply the greatest

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t”

“All the time he’s boxing, he’s thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him”

“Tall men come down to my height when I hit ’em in the body”

Jack Dempsey

One of the most popular heavyweight boxing champions of all time

“When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him”

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face”

“How dare these mortals challenge me with their primitive skills.”

Mike Tyson

Known for his ferociousness inside the boxing ring

“Rhythm is everything in boxing...

“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will”

“You don’t think. It’s all instinct. If you stop to think, you’re gone”

Sugar Ray Robinson

Regarded my many as the greatest boxer of all time

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

“It’s better to give than receive”

George Foreman

The oldest boxing heavyweight champion in history

“Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There’s nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring”

“Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities”

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

Sugar Ray Leonard

One of the greatest boxers of our generation

“When I was a little kid I wanted to be an artist or a painter. But once I got into boxing, all I wanted was to box”

Emanuel Steward

Legendary boxing trainer

“If I was 20 years younger I would kick your butt”

Larry Merchant

Boxing commentator

“A true champion can adapt to anything”

“There is no fighter smarter than me”

Floyd Mayweather, Jr

Considered my many as the greatest defensive boxer in history

“Once that bell rings you’re on your own. It’s just you and the other guy”

“He can run, but he can’t hide”

“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die”

Joe Louis

One of the greatest heavyweights of all time

“To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body. When you can’t make that commitment, they don’t call you a champion anymore”

“Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds if you can knock him out in one?”

“What would be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you’re a champion?”

Rocky Marciano

All time great heavyweight boxing champion

“Difficult doesn’t mean impossible, It simply means that you have to work hard” 


Not known as a boxing quote, we love it for it's meaning

“Win every second of every minute of every round”


One of our boxing quotes