“If you screw things up in tennis, it’s 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it’s your ass.” Randall “Tex” Cobb

July 15th, 2011 by Elisa in Boxers, Quote of the week | | No Comments »

In 1982 Randall “Tex” Cobb was the protagonist of one of the bloodiest and most one-sided fight of all time against Larry Holmes. Larry Holmes won. Randall “Tex” Cobb became an actor.


“Honey, I forgot to duck.”

June 7th, 2011 by Elisa in Boxers, Quote of the week | , | No Comments »

Jack Dempsey to his wife after being badly outboxed and losing the world title to the underdog Gene Tunney in 1926. Dempsey and Tunney fought again one year later and after losing again, Dempsey retired at the age of 32.


Joyce Carol Oates

April 1st, 2011 by Elisa in Boxing Universe, Quote of the week | | No Comments »

“Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.”

Amen.


“You’re still my idol”. Manny Pacquiao to Oscar de la Hoya after destroying him.

March 15th, 2011 by Elisa in Boxers, Quote of the week | | No Comments »

Manny Pacquiao is a 1,69 m boxer from the Philippines and currently WBC Light Middleweight Champion of the World. He’s considered by many the best pound-for-pound boxer of his generation. Oscar de la Hoya won the gold medal in the 1992 Olympic Games and as a professional he became world champion in six weight classes. Before the fight Pacquiao was a 2-1 underdog. After the fight de la Hoya announced his retirement.


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

March 9th, 2011 by Elisa in Boxers, Quote of the week | | No Comments »

Alan Minter is a former British middleweight boxer. He won bronze at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. As a professional, he won the WBC and WBA Middleweight Championship of the World. He lost both titles against “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler in 1980. He retired one year later.