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Bruno Frank Quotes

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Boxing is just show business with blood.
- Bruno Frank

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

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
- Emo Philips

 

Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting,
just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis,
more than it is about winning.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Sugar Ray Robinson was at the top of the boxing world
during the 1950's when it seemed that he would either
win or lose the championship about every three or four months.
- Dick Schaap

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

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Boxing is like jazz.
The better it is, the less people appreciate it.
- George Foreman

When I came into boxing, I brought it to the next level
with adverts and doing pantomime and people just got
jealous of me doing that.
- Frank Bruno

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

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

I'd say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication
and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing.
- Alexis Arguello

I am the astronaut of boxing.
Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots.
I'm in a world of my own.
- Muhammad Ali

All the time he's boxing, he's thinking.
All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.
- Jack Dempsey

I've been a boxing fan ever since I was a kid.
- Robert Goulet

I love boxing.
There's something fierce about using your body's force that way.
- Sophia Bush

I think it's fair to say I've always been a boxing fan.
- Walter Hill

Muhammad Ali was the kind of guy you either loved or hated,
but you wanted to see him.
I happen to really love him.
He brought boxing to another level and always made you laugh.
- Gerry Cooney

Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom.
I had a good resume.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

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.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing,
speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons.
- Gene Tunney

Boxing was not the sport that I thought is was due to all the politics.
- Gerry Cooney

I didn't push Cory.
I wanted him to decide if he wanted to go into boxing and he did.
Can't blame it on me.
- Leon Spinks

Handball, swimming, running, jumping,
basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.
- Gene Tunney

In boxing, everybody has their favorites.
- Thomas Hearns

I quit after a bad car accident.
The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years,
but when you go back to the old life,
it's tough.
- Olivier Martinez

As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves,
I had been, for some reason of temperament,
more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one.
- Gene Tunney

But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.
- Rod Taylor

Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity
all the more trenchant for its being lost.
- Joyce Carol Oates

I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid.
I was the kid with the piano books in a New York neighbourhood.
- Billy Joel

As much as I love boxing, I hate it.
And as much as I hate it, I love it.
- Budd Schulberg

And I love kick boxing.
It's a lot of fun.
It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head.
- Alicia Keys

What I know about Mike Tyson, I see in the boxing ring.
As far as all of the gossip stuff that I hear about him,
I know first hand to take that with a grain of salt.
- Gerald McRaney

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

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 the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.
- Frank Bruno

In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic.
You listened to fights on the radio,
and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.
- Joseph Barbera

It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters,
boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline.
In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero.
- Dick Schaap

Sorry dude, but we're in a boxing match and you went
against your word and tried to make me look weak and
stupid in front of 17 million people.
That's just not gonna happen.
- Dustin Diamond

Boxing gave me the opportunities to grow into the person that I am today.
- Alexis Arguello

Some people who love boxing might love Mike Tyson,
but people outside of the sport are generally repulsed by him and therefore,
repulsed by the sport.
- Dick Schaap

I've always wanted to do a boxing movie.
- Walter Hill

I think I've become one of the best finishers in boxing;
if I hurt a guy,
I normally take him out.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Attack is only one half of the art of boxing.
- Georges Carpentier

I was painfully initiated into boxing,
because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

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

I like boxing movies.
One of the hardest things for me to watch as far as boxing films,
is the boxing.
The actual boxing usually sucks.
- Omar Epps

Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed.
- Roger Kahn

I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won.
- George Foreman

Never eat less than four hours before boxing.
Then eat only lightly.
- Gene Tunney

Sure, there have been injuries and deaths in boxing -
but none of them serious.
- Alan Minter

The boxing world is full of all kinds of corruption.
- Al Sharpton

See, I respect boxing because it has given me so much
and that's why I will never allow anyone to mistreat
the sport of boxing if I can help it.
- Alexis Arguello

Boxing is show-business with blood.
- David Belasco

I think on balance, Don King has been bad for boxing.
I think he's done some very good things and I think
he did a heck of a job of promoting Ali but I think
I could have promoted Ali.
- Dick Schaap

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.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

When archaeologists discover the missing arms of Venus de Milo,
they will find she was wearing boxing gloves.
- John Barrymore

Some say Hollywood movies that are made about boxing
are just metaphors for other things,
I think I've made one that's actually about boxing and not a metaphor.
- Walter Hill

Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct,
not necessarily a killer instinct.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

New York's like a boxing match.
In Hollywood, it's like a Fellini movie or something.
- John Cusack

You have a small period of time when you can perfect
your career and become good at it.
A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them.
You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing.
- Gerry Cooney

I developed that for a long time.
I also developed 'Sugar Sweet Science' at New Line and that didn't happen.
That was a boxing movie.
And between all that there were a couple of other things.
- Danny DeVito

It's less about the physical training,
in the end, than it is about the mental preparation:
boxing is a chess game.
You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard
enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation,
at any moment.
- Jimmy Smits

All of the sports have a safety net,
but boxing is the only sport that has none.
So when the fighter is through, he is through.
While he was fighting his management was very excited for him,
but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.
- Gerry Cooney

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.
In boxing, it is not about your appearance,
or how your costume looks, what color it is,
or how much it costs.
- Tonya Harding

I lost my edge for boxing, I didn't put as much into it as I did before.
I didn't run as far.
I didn't train as hard.
I didn't eat correctly.
I started drinking a little bit every now and then.
- Ken Norton

But if you cover the World Series on the news or do
a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden
ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing.
The reason for that is that we're doing something that
people are really interested in.
- Roone Arledge

Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers,
that's why our sport is so in the air now because we
don't have people who have the capability to not only
train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world.
- Alexis Arguello

Well, of course a boxing match is hard because boxing
isn't set for you to do good.
You have to force your will upon someone,
but dancing you don't have to force your will.
It should be a lot easier because if I make a mistake I don't get hit.
- Evander Holyfield

Today, many fans are saddened and upset by the lack
of integrity they see in professional boxing that has
significantly weakened the sport -
the most deplorable problem of which is the treatment of the sport's athletes.
- Charles W. Pickering

Later in July I'm going to be promoting and putting
on a boxing show of amateur fighters from July 21st
through the 28th where one hundred kids will be fighting
and competing with each other to see who's going to be the best.
- Alexis Arguello


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