Boxer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old boxer quotes, boxer sayings, and boxer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There's something so familial and intimate between a boxer and his trainer.

Jimmy Smits

To be a boxer is to be within yourself, inside your thoughts and feelings.

Brian D'Ambrosio

In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion.

Anthony Joshua

As a boxer, you have to put risk in to get to another level.     

Nonito Donaire

To be knocked out doesn't mean what it seems. A boxer does not have to get up.     

Joyce Carol Oates

A boxer must exercise and develop every part of his body.

Gene Tunney

The life of a boxer is about fighting for world titles.     

Roberto Duran

A boxer is like a lion, the greatest predator on land, but you throw him in the shark tank and he's just another meal.

Renzo Gracie

When you're a boxer, there is a lot of downtime and long periods of inactivity.     

Sugar Ray Leonard

The mere fact that a boxer covers his face never means that he is much afraid of his opponent. A good punch will give a better explanation for his action!

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

A boxer never sees the big one that hits him.

George Foreman

Just like a boxer can’t win without a few punches on his face, a student can’t be fully trained without ups and downs.

Pawan Mishra

A boxer makes a comeback for two reasons: either he's broke or he needs the money.

Alan Minter

No boxer in the history of boxing has had Parkinson's. There's no injury in my brain that suggests that the illness came from boxing.     

Muhammad Ali

Boxers, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.     

Wayne Kelly