Even the casual fan is aware that boxing is full of extreme personalities. For this reason, it is the source of much bravado and pomp. We have gathered (and continue to gather) for your convenience some of the better quotes from various fighters as well as from esteemed writers and actors who consider the sport and its participants a fascinating spectacle.
"I fear no man that breathes the same air that I do."
- Bernard 'The Executioner' Hopkins
“I could see he was having problems taking my punches. I had no problem taking his.”
- Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao
"He can run, but he can't hide."
- Joe Louis before his fight with Billy Conn in June 1941
"Boxing, for me, it's the beginning of all sports. I'm willing to bet that the first sport was a man against another man in a fight, so I think that's something innate in all of us."
“My writing is nothing, my boxing is everything.”
“Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.”
“They call Ray Robinson the best fighter, pound for pound. I'm the best fighter, ounce for ounce.”