We all have to take defeats in life.
It’s not bragging if you can back it up.
It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’.
I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.