50+ Best Boxing Quotes to Make You Stronger

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing. Profoundly inspirational boxing quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Boxing Quotes

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Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world. You’ve got all the fans, lots of hangers-on jumping up and shouting different words. But when you actually go in the ring, it’s a very lonely and scary place. It’s just you and the other guy. Frank Bruno

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. Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing is a hurt game if you can’t be at your best, can’t be 100 percent mentally and physically switched on to performing, to win titles, defend titles, defend yourself in the correct fashion, then I don’t think you should fight. Carl Froch

Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble. Sugar Ray Robinson, considered by many to be the greatest boxer of all time.

Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct. Sugar Ray Leonard

The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income. George Foreman at age 45, on his fight with Michael Moorer

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To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there’s no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. Jack Handey

His mouth made him feel like he was gonna win. Not his hands, I had my hand. He had his lips. Joe Frazier on his fight with Muhammad Ali

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

The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world. Mike Tyson

Boxing is like chess. You encourage your opponent to make mistakes so you can capitalize on it. People think you get in the ring and see the red mist, but it’s not about aggression. Avoiding getting knocked out is tactical. Nicola Adams

He can have heart, he can hit harder and he can be stronger, but there’s no fighter smarter than me. Floyd Money” Mayweather Jr.

It’s about poise and grace under extreme pressure. Peter Berg

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Boxing is a lonely sport. Andre Ward

I fight for perfection Iron” Mike Tyson

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. Sugar Ray Leonard

Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand. George Foreman on his fight with Michael Moorer

If there’s magic in boxing, it’s the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you. Paul Haggis

The loss just made me hungry; it made me want to go out and win another title. Thomas Hitman” Hearns on his first loss to at the hands of Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing is the most beautiful thing after women. Canelo Alvarez

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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. Muhammad Ali

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

In order to be at the top and maintain your focus you have to have something that motivates you. For me, it was what I perceived as a lack of respect from the boxing world as well as the media, which made me want to work so hard and be great. Marvellous Marvin Hagler

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. Omar Epps

He saved my life, he saved my career. I can’t thank him enough for the chance to fight him. Ken Norton, 5-1 underdog seizing his opportunity and winning his fight against Muhammad Ali.

Boxing is all about how cool and controlled and clear your mind is. Violence only gets in the way of you winning a fight. It’s a sport that’s more about the strategy than anything. You lose or you win in your head. Edgar Ramirez

Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches. Roberto Hands of Stone Duran

Boxing is real easy. Life is much harder. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 

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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. Legendary trainer, Cus D’Amato

I beat Larry Holmes and George Foreman. I whupped Mike Tyson twice. I had my ear chewed off and spat on the ground in front of me. I’ve seen everything it is possible to see in boxing. I know this business better than anyone. So I live and die by my own decisions. Evander Holyfield

The possession of muscular strength and the courage to use it in contests with other men for physical supremacy does not necessarily imply a lack of appreciation for the finer and better things of life. First black world heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson

I started boxing for exercise, and on the very first day, the trainer got in the ring with me and said, ‘Whoever controls the breathing in the ring controls the fight.’ I immediately passed out. Garry Shandling

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

All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and ‘rough’ are not satisfied. John Boyle O’Reilly

I’m not God, but I am something similar. Roberto Hands of Stone” Duran

In boxing, some fighters let the occasion get to them and they let their opponent get to them. With me, it’s just another day at the office. Kell Brook

To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy. Cus D’Amato

One of the hardest things you’ll ever do is to box – to get into the ring and to face off with somebody whose whole goal is to knock you out, to hurt you, and to be able to fight back. Cara Castronuova

I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me. Sugar Ray Leonard

In boxing, you never know who you’re going to face in ring. Manny Pacquiao

Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world. Frank Bruno

My goal is not getting hit and to knock the other guy out. Some people might complain because they want to see boxers beat up on each other, but you cannot last long in professional boxing if you take a lot of punches. Wladimir Klitschko

In boxing you create a strategy to beat each new opponent, it’s just like chess. Lennox Lewis

If you want street fight, let’s go. If you want boxing, I show you. But people think I am, like, gangster. No. Ring is different world. Very dangerous. Gennady Golovkin

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

A sight game is that I am hurt, but I aim to make you believe I am not even hurt, and with this confidence appearing on my face, I don’t panic, otherwise your opponent will know that you are hurt. That’s the whole art game in boxing. Evander Holyfield

It’s less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment. Jimmy Smits

A good boxing competition gives one the sight of fine men in their prime, trained to the ounce, showing the highest skill, pluck and endurance in carrying out their attack and defense under strict rules of fair play and good temper. Robert Baden-Powell

That’s the most beautiful thing that I like about boxing: you can take a punch. The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there’s no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego’s reaction. David O Russell

To become a champion, fight one more round. James Corbett