Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Quotes by Max Baer (1909–1959)


Max Baer Quotes

- He hit me 18 times while I was in the act of falling.

- I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.

- On being called Jethro now: "It`s like somebody calling you a son of a bitch. If he`s your friend, it`s okay. If he`s your enemy, it`s not.

- It's like somebody calling you a son of a b____. If he's your friend, it's okay. If he's your enemy, it's not.

- Ronnie didn't want to show anything positive about my dad. He didn't want to show he was a hero. 'Jimmy Braddock was a great guy,' my father always said. But you don't build him up as the hero of the downtrodden by bringing my dad down.

- I looked across the ring and realised I wanted to go home [on fighting Louis]




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