Hamilton’s Believe It or Not of Boxing: Fighting Words Edition

Fighting Talk

“Sure there have been injuries and death in boxing – but none of them serious.” 

Alan Minter ex-middleweight champion.

“A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There’s got to be good guys and there’s got to be bad guys. And that’s what people pay for – to see the bad guys get beat.”
Sonny Liston

“Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.”
Muhammad Ali

“Boxing is just show business with blood.”
Bruno Frank

“I knew real show business from my father, who had been an actor since he left the world of boxing.”
James Earl Jones

“I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid.”
Billy Joel

“I’ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.”
George Foreman

“New York’s like a boxing match. In Hollywood, it’s like a Fellini movie or something.”
John Cusack

“One thing I like about boxing is that I will not have to deal with the same kind of politics that I had to in skating.”
Tonya Harding

“The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.”
Bob Verdi

“The third man in the ring makes boxing possible.”
Joyce Carol Oates

“Martin Luther King took us to the mountain top: I want to take us to the bank.”
Don King

“I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.”
Mike Tyson

Matt Hamilton, for ESNewsReporting!

Matt Hamilton

Matt Hamilton