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"Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt." Make picture quote!
"Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable." Make picture quote!
"Duran always disturbs me. The guy is just weird. Before our first fight, both Duran and his wife gave my wife the finger." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume." Make picture quote!
"Boxing was not something I truly enjoyed. Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it's better to give than to receive." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Before the start of the '76 Olympics, I'd had 160 amateur fights. I won 155 and lost five." Make picture quote!
"Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over." Make picture quote!
"Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it's become my own philosophy." Make picture quote!
"Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons." Make picture quote!
"Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct." Make picture quote!
"I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning, a middle and an end." Make picture quote!
"We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people." Make picture quote!
"I'll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself." Make picture quote!
"I'm a competitor and a very proud man. If a guy beats me once, he'll have to do it again to make me believe him." Make picture quote!
"I'm a free agent. I haven't allowed any promoters to have exclusive options on my fight. I don't need a promoter." Make picture quote!
"I'm not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift, and I respect it and live up to it." Make picture quote!
"I've never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract, and I've been very outspoken on that subject." Make picture quote!
"In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian." Make picture quote!
"I think an athlete should be honest. I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can, I couldn't very well say, I slipped." Make picture quote!
"It's hard to talk about yourself." Make picture quote!
"No one but myself thought I could beat guys like Tommy Hearns or Roberto Duran." Make picture quote!
"I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me." Make picture quote!
"To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running, hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training." Make picture quote!
"If I hadn't had the talent, the networks wouldn't have televised my fights. No one has made me; I made myself. I paid my dues." Make picture quote!
"When I'm not in training. I'll walk around the streets at 153, but it's not solid; it's my socializing weight." Make picture quote!
"When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the ground after seeing what people in other countries are denied or don't have." Make picture quote!
"You just don't heal that easy unless you're young." Make picture quote!
"Generally, the more weight you put on, the less effective you are." Make picture quote!
"Holyfield is nothing but class, and I think he's a breath of fresh air for the sport." Make picture quote!
"I fought tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers. It was either learn or get knocked off." Make picture quote!
"I think I've become one of the best finishers in boxing; if I hurt a guy, I normally take him out." Make picture quote!
"They say that I'm stubborn, and my wife says that, too, but it's paid off so far." Make picture quote!
"It's different when you become a professional, because you also have to become a businessman, and that takes something away from it." Make picture quote!

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