Boxing Motivational Quotes
by World Famous Boxers
To be a great champion you must first believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
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
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people.
A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested. When a person gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
You don’t think. It’s all instinct. If you stop to think, you’re gone.
Sugar Ray Robinson
When I was a young fellow I was knocked down plenty. I wanted to stay down, but I couldn’t. I had to collect the two dollars for winning or go hungry. I had to get up. I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars. When you haven’t eaten for two days you’ll understand.
I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.
Lie down so I can recognise you
He can run, but he can't hide
If you control it, you can make good use of it. But if you lose control, it will kill you.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
Let the other guy have whatever he wants before the fight. Once the bell rings he's gonna be disappointed anyway.
I love boxing and it did a lot for me. But sometimes it made me think how savage human beings could be to each other. That wasn't the kind of boxer I wanted to be. My strategy was to be as scientific as I could when I fought. I didn't want to be seriously hurt, and I didn't want to do that to anybody else either.
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
I'm scared every time I go into the ring, but it's how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, 'Let's go.'
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.
Sugar Ray Leonard
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
When you saw me in the boxing ring fighting, it wasn't just so I could beat my opponent. My fighting had a purpose. I had to be successful in order to get people to listen to the things I had to say.
How dare these boxers challenge me with their primitive skills? It makes me angry.
Once that bell rings you're on your own. It's just you and the other guy.
A fighter can condition his body to go hard certain rounds, then to coast certain rounds.
My power is discombobulatingly devastating. It's ludricrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
Inactivity is the biggest sin in boxing.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't!
I have always adhered to two principles. The first one is to train hard and get in the best possible physical condition. The second is to forget all about the other fellow until you face him in the ring and the bell sounds for the fight.
I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
I will fight like a lion to retain my title.
I hospitalized a rock, killed a brick...I'm so bad I make medicine sick!"
"If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got"