the ring in a quote

"There's a lot of gimmick infringement out there, but that's cool. It's a compliment. But it all started right when I first came into the Garden. I came down to 'Eye of the Tiger' and when I hit the ring with the Sheik, I just put my hand up to my ear by accident, and the crowd got louder. I was like 'Oh, that works.'"

"Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons."

"To lack intelligence is to be in the ring blindfolded."

"I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early."

"Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease."

"I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early."

"You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don't want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you're not performing at your best."

"I was just doing my job in the ring and doing my best to make people happy."

"I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing, getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things."

"For a girl, the wedding is when you're married. For a guy, it's when you get engaged. It takes a real aggressive human being to back out between the ring and the wedding."

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