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Before fighting Iran Berkley- He's gonna need an industrial-strength toothpick to pick the leather out of his teeth. I'm gonna hit this man so hard he's gonna grow an Afro.
Michael Olajide
Before his fight with Cassius Clay-1 can be found the next couple of months trying to perfect my new punch - the lipbuttoner.
Archie Moore
Earnie Shavers hit me, man, and knocked me face down on the canvas. I was in the land of make believe. I heard saxophones, trombones. I saw little blue rats, and they were all smoking cigars and drinking whisky.
James 'Quick' Tillfe
Francesco Damiani punches with all the violence and bad intentions of Mahatma Gandhi.
Jerry Izenberg Newark Star-Ledger
George Chuvalo's best punch is a left cheek to the right glove.
Larry Merchant
I get worried when a guy goes down, in case he doesn't get up - for me to hit him again.
Nigel Benn
I know it's said that I can't punch, but you should see me putting the cat out at night.
Chris Flnnegan
Jack Dempsey hits like an epileptic pile-driver.
Harry C.Witwert
Larry Holmes doesn't hit as hard as Earnie Shavers. Nobody hits like Shavers. If anybody hit harder than Shavers, I'd shoot him.
Randall Tex'Cobb
My three best punches were the choke hold, the rabbit punch and the head butt.
Chuck Wepner
On a possible second encounter with Larry Holmes, having been heavily beaten in the first match - I don't think his hands could take the abuse.
Randall Tex' Cobb
On being asked to name his best punch - I don't know, I've never hit myself.
Elisha Obed
On being hit by Joe Louis - 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
On his fight with Floyd Patterson being switched to the Windy City- Don't matter where the fight is. My punches are just as hard in Chicago as in New York.
Sonny Listen
On hitting Johnny Bumphus while he was still rising from his stool - The bell went ding and I went dong.
Uoyd Honeyghan
On knocking out Jimmy Ellis - When I hit Jimmy with that left it felt like when you hit a baseball and it goes right into deep field.
Joe Frazier (1970)
On measuring punches in terms of prize money- Jack Dempsey hit me hardest, 'cos Dempsey hit me 211,000 dollars' worth, while Joe Louis only hit me 36,000 dollars' worth.
On taking a punch to the head- It opens a spacious firmament to the bewildered eyes, wherein you discover more planets in a second than most distinguished astronomers observe in a lifetime.
Professor Ned Donnelly SoH-Defence, or The Art of Boxing (1897)
Rocky Marciano didn't know enough boxing to know what a feint was. He never tried to out-guess you. He just kept trying to knock your brains out.
Archie Moore
The right cross-counter is distinctly one of those things which is more blessed to give than to receive.
P. G. Wodehouse The Pothunters (1902)
When you're knocked down with a good shot, you don't feel pain. In fact it's a very lovable feeling. Maybe it's like taking dope. It's like floating. You feel you love everybody - like a hippie, I guess.
Floyd Pattenon (1970) - quotes, quotations and bloopers from the world of sport

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