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I went with my friends to ‘Boxers and Brawlers’ in San Antonio to train the way I am supposed to train when you are 40, but doing it at a higher level.
When boxers are in the ring, they’re simple. It’s when the fight is over, that’s when the other fight, the real fight, begins. That’s the problem.
For ‘Boxers & Saints,’ I started by reading a couple of articles on the Internet, then writing a really rough outline, then getting more hardcore into the research. I went to a university library once a week for a year, year and a half.
A lot of boxers have too much on their plate.
You were the one who gave me those boxers? I wondered where they came from, I wear those! Although I’m not a big fan of flannel, it gets a little hot down there, if you know what I mean.
The thing about boxers is that there’s respect there. You beat me, and I may not like it, but you know what, deep down inside, I respect you. And that’s the code of honor.
I have always wanted to be European champion, because it is a fantastic title and so many great boxers have held the belt over the years.
I’ve trained side-by-side with all these boxers and they make more money than me.
I think it’s pretty silly that people wear boxers. You’re wearing shorts under your pants. They’re shorts.
If you compare me to an actor, I’m probably one of the best boxers in the profession. But if you compare me as a boxer, I’m probably one of the best actors.
All boxers are different, and we all approach the fights in different ways.
‘Boxers’ was more time consuming simply because it was longer, but ‘Saints’ was definitely harder. I think it’s just hard to talk about faith in general.
As I was researching, I was struck by how similar the Boxers were to Joan of Arc. Joan was basically a French Boxer. She was a poor teenager who wanted to do something about the foreign aggressors invading her homeland.
I will become the greatest, because all travellers have to be able to adapt. That quality, adaptability, is essential to that way of life. Not many boxers have it but I can adapt before a fight to the opponent, during the fight if necessary.
Imagine stepping into the shoes of Roberto Duran, one of the most legendary boxers in the history of the sport, and definitely the most legendary Latin American boxer, and then having ‘Raging Bull’ in my corner. I mean, imagine that? Just having Robert De Niro to play the trainer in the movie, that was fantastic.
From the neck up is where you win or lose the battle. It’s the art of war. You have to lock yourself in and strategise your mindset. That’s why boxers go to training camps: to shut down the noise and really zone in.
There’s so much drama in the lives of boxers. It’s a contact sport and everyday they beat up people for a living.
There was nothing special about me; there are boxers in Belfast who are more skilled but I had a bit between my teeth that drives me on.
The general public don’t like boxers. They prefer tennis players.
I’m a boxing fan. I’ve seen Kell Brook fight. I’m not one of those boxers who says he doesn’t watch other guys fight or follow the sport. I do.
I’ve been super-fresh since elementary school. I’d lay out all my clothes, my Jordans right there, I know what cologne I’m gonna wear, my boxers match my socks.
Boxing’s in my genes. I come from a fighting background. My dad and both my uncles were good boxers. I’m blessed with the art of war.
My trainer, George Francis, used to train a lot of African boxers. They’re hungry guys, man. They’ve got no trainers, got nothing. They’re so hungry to do boxing, to make some money.
Boxers Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank would not have missed their rivalry for all the world, and I don’t mind a bit of needle in darts if it helps to pay the bills.
I’m close to achieving something that very few boxers ever have – and that is to retire undefeated, like Rocky Marciano.
It’s not often you get to sit in front of Nicole Kidman in your boxers with a big bowl of spaghetti.
A lot of boxers try to make it entertaining by fighting with their mouth.
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.
To me, professional wrestling is made up of that: Olympians, world-class power-lifters, fighters, boxers, and you name it.
No, I’ve never competed. I did, however, train in a boxing gym with a good coach beginning in 1993. I’d been writing about the sport for a dozen years by then and wanted to know what boxers endured, what it felt like. I was too old to compete when I started, but I sparred enough to get a taste.
In the United States, female fisticuffs were marginalized, first as erotic vaudeville in the 19th century and later as serious competition developed in the first half of the 20th. Legal wars waged by boxers in the 1960s and ’70s won women the right to compete professionally nationwide.
While professional basketball, football, and baseball players make millions and their salaries represent well over 50% of the billions generated by those sports, the spoils of boxing don’t often make it to the boxers.
Nowadays, it’s not more about the sport; it’s about the business. All the boxers became businessmen, not boxers. They look just to get the money, not the glory.
Growing up in Vegas there is that complaint that we have no sports team. We have boxing, but no boxers are ever from Vegas, they’re always from the east.
Promoters need you. You don’t need them… The boxer has the leverage, and a lot of boxers don’t know that.
I can easily get a gold in the 48 kg. category, but 51 kg., it’s difficult because other boxers may have a height advantage.
Boxing should focus on pitting champion versus champion – those are the fights that everyone wants to see. The sports also needs to work on developing new heroes and personalities. I’d like to see more vignettes on fighters, focusing on their lives, goals and stories. Boxers need to be larger than life.
I used to wear boxers and a tank top, but now I sleep in the nude. It’s kind of weird, because I used to have to wear something to bed, whether it was a tank top or whatever. And now if I have any clothes at all on, it’s really hard to get to sleep.
I don’t want to be named myself as one of the elite boxers of Puerto Rico. That’s for the fans and for the people that know about boxing. I just want to do my job the best I can, and I am going to do that the rest of my career.
The Boxer Rebellion is a war that was fought on Chinese soil in the year 1900. The Europeans, the Japanese and their Chinese Christian allies were on one side. On the other were poor, starving, illiterate Chinese teenagers whom the Europeans referred to as the Boxers.
Boxers are absolute novices in the clinch.
I’m very lucky because less than one percent of boxers get out of the game financially secure.
I ran into a couple of guys who were boxers. They talked me into working out at their gym. I became obsessed with boxing and the idea of becoming a champion.
I feel like, as boxers, we’re not like normal people. After a while doing this, you get that buzz. It can be wild and out of control. I have to try to control myself. That’s what boxing is about – control.
My documentary ‘Split Decision’ examines Cuban-American relations, and the economic and cultural paradoxes that have shaped them since Castro’s revolution, through the lens of elite Cuban boxers forced to choose between remaining in Cuba or defecting to America.
I think the ‘Boxers’ book was easier for me to envision as a comic, because they were on this epic journey. These teenagers basically gathered into this army and marched to the capital city where they had a showdown with the Europeans and Japanese. On the ‘Saints’ side, it was a lot trickier.
I actually don’t like boxers who talk too much.
Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.
You can give me top boxers, Adrien Broner, Mikey Garcia. I would love to get in the ring with them.
Boxers, man, except when I have to get dressed up. Then it’s boxer-briefs. But never tighty-whities. Never. But dude! If they brought back Underoos? Dude, if they brought back Underoos, I would rock the Underoos. Like He-Man and Transformers and G.I. Joe and even like Dukes of Hazzard.
I proposed abolishing boxing because it was bad for the brain, but boxers were generally so decent that I loved being around the gyms.
Boxers put themselves on the line, they put their lives at risk, so it’s up to the boxers to make sure they are healthy and sharp because we are giving the public what they want to see.
Boxing does not favor boxers over 35 who rely on reflexes.
When you’re growing up, it’s always nice to have someone you can relate and look up to. I’m proud of how I conduct my business and how I have accomplished all that I have accomplished, and hope that I can be a positive influence on not only the Mexican community but also young boxers and people all around the world.
I used to love to see Willie Pep and Ray Robinson. To me, the epitome of a great athlete is a great boxer. I just love the rhythm of seeing a man dance, slip punches. I loved the dancers and boxers. I would see them and be mesmerized.
I fought tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers. It was either learn or get knocked off.
We’d always said boxers shouldn’t lift weights. Now I realize some champion boxer started that rumor. I noticed if I did weights a couple of times a week, I would be able to hit that jab a lot longer. After sparring, everybody’s gone, and I sneak into the weight room. Spend 40 minutes in there lifting weights.
We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers. I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla.
Women boxers prefer to focus on the win rather than the bravado. We’ve come a long way. In the ’90s, you only ever saw women parading in heels and a bikini holding a scorecard. Now we’re owning it; we should get some male models in Speedos to do the ring walk.
For ‘Boxers and Saints’, the tension between Eastern and Western ways of thinking was very personal for me, and I needed to control every aspect.
We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has.
Boxers box to get ready to fight; wrestlers wrestle. We have so much we have to do to get ready, but fighting is one of them.
Anthropologists believe women were among the skilled boxers of the ancient, sport-loving Minoan culture that flourished on Crete until 1100 B.C. The boxing booths at English fairs featured women in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
I am not like most fighters. I want to be on the list of the greatest, best boxers in history.
When I trained for ‘Creed,’ I had about a year in advance to know what I was doing before. So I lived like a fighter, you know? I went through the workout routine, the diet, training with real boxers, training with real trainers, did the whole thing.
I traveled to Cuba with the intention of speaking with boxers who had turned down enormous offers to leave. When explaining my project to people, again and again I was met with amusement and skepticism.
Conor knows how to fight and he knows how to box. He has been boxing professional boxers for his whole life, he has had almost 50 amateur boxing fights.
Cuban athletes represent the most expensive human cargo on earth. They are sitting on over a billion dollars of human capital if these boxers and baseball players would come over to any other field or ring in the world and begin to ply their trade.
For the birth of one champion, there are many young boxers behind them who had setbacks. In terms of that, I think boxing is very dramatic.
Being able to train nothing but boxing for a full year made me a much better boxer as I brought in professional boxers helped me make a lot of gains.
Castro always used the boxers as a symbolic war against American values to demonstrate that they fight for something more than money.
‘I Am Legend’ is quite unusual for its time. I just wanted to write a story about female boxers, and I couldn’t get that going in my mind. I don’t know exactly where the idea of just a man pitting himself against a robot boxer came from.
From what I hear is happening, young Indian boxers have started to do well on the world stage and started to gain the attention of the general audience.
I have a great passion for boxing. I have family members who are boxers.
Sculpture and seams are like boxers and broken noses: They go hand in hand.
I used to hear other boxers talk about levels and it used to frustrate me. But now I understand: sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you prepare, there are just people you can’t beat.
Boxing is a great example of it, but in football, sometimes you’re taking greater hits than boxers. When you have one man going full speed against another man, and those heads are colliding, it’s just the fact of science you’re going to have results.
Muhammad Ali was unquestionably one of the greatest boxers of the 20th century and a sincere advocate for his religious beliefs. In his life, he defeated the best professional boxers of his era, some of them more than once, which meant he was easily forgiven the excesses of his ringside braggadocio.
Ali vs. Stevenson would have served as a symbolic battle between the United States and Cuba, capitalism and communism: Castro’s values instilled in his boxers pitted against the values of ‘merchandise’ boxers from the rest of the world.
When we all retire it will be the happiest day of her life. She’s proud of what we’ve all done but she doesn’t enjoy it. Most mums of boxers only have one to worry about – but she’s got four.