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10: Classic boxing quotes


A weekly boxing list compiled by Michael Rosenthal. This week: Classic boxing quotes:

Randall “Tex” Cobb: “If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass.”

Jack Dempsey: “A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.”

Jack Handy: “To me, boxing is like a ballet – except there's no music, no choreography and the dancers hit each other.”

Alan Minter: “Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing – but none of them serious.”

Muhammad Ali: “I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.”

Budd Schulberg: “As much as I love boxing, I hate it. And as much as I hate it, I love it.”

George Foreman: “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”

Joe Frazier: “Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.”

Sugar Ray Leonard: “Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it's better to give than to receive.”

Willie Pastrano, responding to the fight doctor during his fight against Jose Torres: “You're damn right I know where I am! I'm in Madison Square Garden getting the sh-t kicked out of me.

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