Michael Moorer gets knocked out by a George Foreman, who becomes the oldest world heavyweight champ in history at age 45, contrary to the commentator's misinforming that Foreman was 46.
“Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand.”
There are too many governing bodies. They're all corrupt. I think they have replaced the old Mobsters with the kind of 'corporate rule' of boxing.”
"It's like someone jammed an electric light bulb in your face, and busted it. I thought half my head was blowed off...When he knocked me down I could have stayed there for three weeks."
—James J Braddock
"I ain't got no quarrel with them Vietcong. They never called me nigger."
"I don't fight for legacy. I don't fight for none of that, I fight for that check. I'm in the check cashing business."
—Floyd Mayweather Jr.
"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
"The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world."
"Once that bell rings you're on your own. It's just you and the other guy."
"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."
"If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ***."
-Randall "Tex" Cobb
"I'm not God, but I am something similar."
"To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy."
"That man was beautiful. Timing, speed, reflexes, rhythm, his body, everything was beautiful. And to me, still, I would say pound for pound...I'd say I'm the greatest heavyweight of all time, but pound for pound, I still say Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest of all time."
"We gon' float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. AH! Rumble, young man rumble! AH!"
"The three toughest fighters I ever fought were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic."