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Alexis Arguello Quotes

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

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

I do think the heart can balance out the mind,
if your heart is in a good place it can give you the
strength to do the right thing and behave the right
way and overcome the mind.
- Alexis Arguello

Not many people do at the age of 21 or younger even,
know how to act nor could be concerned with anything other than fighting,
women and money.
- Alexis Arguello

 

Fighters with 13 fights are winning world titles,
and of course they don't know how to behave.
- Alexis Arguello

I could do what a lot of people are doing and that's
sign the best Nicaraguan fighters and then sell them to Don King,
but there's no way I'll do that.
- Alexis Arguello

I think I went on a nice winning streak of about 20
fights until I fought Jorge Reyes and he stopped me
in 6 rounds after I punched myself out.
- Alexis Arguello


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What helped me was I had people around me to remind
me to help my country even when it did me wrong,
have respect for my people, my family,
my nation and mankind.
- Alexis Arguello

It's a lot about the individual and it's really up to you,
how much you dedicate to the fight and how hard you
are working and that's where the outcome will come.
- Alexis Arguello

When I was in top shape I'd go to the ring and show my conditioning.
- Alexis Arguello

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 have no regrets because I did everything by the book.
- Alexis Arguello

I'm doing it, I took responsibility in my country and
I've done it with my bare hands.
- Alexis Arguello

Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they
have the power to make a difference and even educate
people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds.
- Alexis Arguello

Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot.
- Alexis Arguello

If you can believe this, I didn't fight for my first
world title fight till I had 58 fights,
so I really appreciated what I was fighting for and for whom as well.
- Alexis Arguello

I believe more in precision, when you have the capability,
like when you see a mosquito fly and you're able to hit it,
you're able to hit it with a couple of short sharp shots...
it's a beautiful thing.
- Alexis Arguello

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

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

It was a natural process, because when we go to the
ring we are human beings,
but once you feel the punches and the competition that's
when the beast comes out and takes hold of us.
- Alexis Arguello

Of course after the fight you want to make sure that
you're okay and so is the other guy,
it's a brotherhood in there, so you want to make sure
everyone is okay after the war is over.
- Alexis Arguello

I'd take precision any day over power;
as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's
going on in there and also understand that for every
punch that you or your opponent throws there's always
a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend.
- Alexis Arguello

When you won that title you should know now that you
are representing a whole country or nation with your
actions and you are now in a glass house or under a
microscope and you better be ready to make your people proud.
- Alexis Arguello

When money comes into play then that's all it's about wanting money,
who's making the most who can get the most,
me, me me...
and in the end it screws up the person and the sport.
- Alexis Arguello

I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours,
go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparring
partners because I'm a big believer in that how you
train is how you will fight at least when it came to me that's how it worked.
- Alexis Arguello

I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua,
I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th
will be fighting and then will go on to the Central
American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal.
- Alexis Arguello

When you put the interest of a kid on money instead
of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process,
which should be about how much responsibilities you
carry as an athlete and a citizen.
- Alexis Arguello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In boxing, everybody has their favorites.
- Thomas Hearns

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

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

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

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

Boxing is show-business with blood.
- David Belasco

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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