"A fighter can condition his body to go hard certain rounds, then to coast certain rounds."
"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses...behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them...a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will...but the will must be stronger than the skill."
"Old age is just a record of one's whole life."
"If you even dream of beating me, you'd better wake up and apologize."
"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I just beat people up."