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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.
Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making.
People can do more than they ever believe they can do. Physically, mentally, academically. You have to be pushed. It hurts. But it's worth it, and it's a great thing.
Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.
Success is attaining your dream while helping others to benefit from that dream materializing.
I've always believed that you can be whatever you want to be if you are willing to sacrifice and dedicate yourself.
My toughest fight was myself. For me to disclose and let things out was not easy because we don't want to seem weak or like we are different, but I learned that it's okay.
I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up.
When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the ground after seeing what people in other countries are denied or don't have.
Inactivity is the biggest sin in boxing.
Everything you want to know about a fighter is in his eyes. The look in his eyes tells the truth.
In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian.
You don't play boxing. You really don't. You play golf, you play tennis, but you don't play boxing.
I always expect unexpected challenges.
I wouldnt change anything because the mistakes and the hurt are as important as all the great fights. They made me who I am today.
When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back, and I was able to fill up an area that was empty.
While each of us faces enormous challenges every day, it's not the sins we commit that will define us, its how we respond to them.
To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running, hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training.
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.
I'm a competitor and a very proud man. If a guy beats me once, he'll have to do it again to make me believe him.
Generally, the more weight you put on, the less effective you are.
I fought tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers. It was either learn or get knocked off.
My ambition is not to be just a good fighter. I want to be great, something special.
Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it's become my own philosophy
If I hadn't had the talent, the networks wouldn't have televised my fights. No one has made me; I made myself. I paid my dues
I want to be great, something special.
I wanted to be like Bruce Jenner.
Boxing was not something I truly enjoyed. Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it's better to give than to receive.
My intention was to fight Durán ASAP because I knew Durán's habits. I knew he would indulge himself, he'd gain 40–50 lbs and then sweat it off to make 147.
Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons.
I think I've become one of the best finishers in boxing; if I hurt a guy, I normally take him out.
Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over.
Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume.
I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me.
When I'm not in training. I'll walk around the streets at 153, but it's not solid; it's my socializing weight.
I've never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract, and I've been very outspoken on that subject.
The only way for a fighter to get back in shape is to fight his way back.
I'm not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift, and I respect it and live up to it.
Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable.
Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt.
I enjoyed [Celebrity Ghost Stories]. I never thought in a million years that I would tell people that I saw a ghost. And I've seen a lot of ghosts.
Spread your love and fly.
I think an athlete should be honest. I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can, I couldn't very well say, I slipped.
Someone once said there was a comparison between Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson. Believe me, there's no comparison. Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest.
Boxing's a poor man's sport. We can't afford to play golf or tennis. It is what it is. It's kept so many kids off the street. It kept me off the street.
Holyfield is nothing but class, and I think he's a breath of fresh air for the sport.
Duran always disturbs me. The guy is just weird. Before our first fight, both Duran and his wife gave my wife the finger.
I tried the gloves on, and it just felt so natural. From that moment I became so embedded in boxing. I found a friend in boxing.
The Ricky Hatton that beat Kostya Tszyu in 2005 can beat Floyd Mayweather, he was so focused and in such amazing physical shape that he would have given anybody at that level a tough time.