50 Inspirational Boxing Quotes To Fight For Your Dreams

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing some protection and using boxing gloves, throw punches at each other for three minutes.

In boxing, there are various types of competitions with different weight categories. The objective is to score points by throwing punches that your opponent cannot block or evade.

Boxing can either be amateur or professional. Professional boxing matches occur in a square ring, with judges scoring the game based on punches thrown and received, defense, and knockdowns. Amateur competitions usually occur on a circular ring, and fighters wear more protective gear, such as headgear and padded gloves. Notably, professional boxing rules allow for more punching techniques than amateur boxing rules due to the nature of the sport; this will enable boxers to put together combinations more efficiently than an amateur boxer could do without

Here are the most inspirational and wise boxing quotes that will give you the courage to work hard for your goals to live your dreams.

50 Inspirational Boxing Quotes To Fight For Your Dreams

1. “The sky is the limit for me, but in boxing you have to take it one fight at a time.” ~ Adrien Broner

2. “All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none.” ~ Gerry Cooney

3. “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

4. “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.” ~ George Foreman

5. “Boxing is a lonely sport.” ~ Andre Ward

6. “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

7. “I’m scared every time I go into the ring, but it’s how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, ‘Let’s go.” ~ Mike Tyson

8. “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

9. “Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand.” ~ George Foreman

10. “All the time he’s boxing, he’s thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.” ~ Jack Dempsey

11. “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

12. “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

13. “Boxing is the most beautiful thing after women.” ~ Canelo Alvarez

14. “Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.” ~ Roberto

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

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

17. “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.” ~ Cus D’Amato

18. “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

19. “He saved my life, he saved my career. I can’t thank him enough for the chance to fight him.” ~ Ken Norton

20. “Boxing is not always about standing in the middle going toe to toe. It’s about poise and grace under extreme pressure.” ~ Peter Berg

21. “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

22. “His mouth made him feel like he was gonna win. Not his hands, I had my hand. He had his lips.” ~ Joe Frazier

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

24. “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

25. “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

26. “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.” ~ Marvin Hagler

27. “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

28. “Sonny Liston is nothing. The man can’t talk. The man can’t fight. The man needs talking lessons. The man needs boxing lessons. And since he’s gonna fight me, he needs falling lessons.” ~ Muhammad Ali

29. “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.” ~ Jack Johnson

30. “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

31. “To become a champion, fight one more round.” ~ James Corbett

32. “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. On the downside, you meet a lot of really bad people in boxing, at all stages of your career.” ~ Sugar Ray Leonard

33. “The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.” ~ Mike Tyson

34. “The loss just made me hungry; it made me want to go out and win another title.” ~ Thomas Hearns

35. “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

36. “It would be hard to throw a punch to someone who wasn’t a boxer, who wasn’t in the ring, and who didn’t have on a pair of boxing gloves and who hadn’t been training.” ~ George Foreman

37. “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

38. “In boxing, I had a lot of fear. Fear was good. But, for the first time, in the bout with Muhammad Ali, I didn’t have any fear. I thought, ‘This is easy. This is what I’ve been waiting for’. No fear at all. No nervousness. And I lost.” ~ George Foreman

39. “Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.” ~ Sugar Ray Leonard

40. “I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.” ~ Muhammad Ali

41. “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

42. “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

43. “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

44. “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

45. “God only made one thing in this world that’s perfect – and that’s my boxing record.” ~ Floyd Mayweather Jr.

46. “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” ~ Jack Dempsey

47. “The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.” ~ George Foreman

48. “When you talking boxing, you talking me.” ~ Floyd Mayweather Jr.

49. “I fight for perfection.” ~ Mike Tyson

50. “Sometimes, there’s a fine line between bravery and utter stupidity. The day I decided to climb into a boxing ring for a professional fight was probably on the side of stupidity.” ~ Andrew Flintoff

Boxing Quotes Images

Girl Boxing Quotes

Quotes on Boxing Day

Boxing Quotes Funny

Best Boxing Quotes

Famous Boxing Quotes

Funny Boxing Quotes

Boxing Quotes

Quotes About Boxing Day

Read More:

Must Read

Related Articles