I think Terrell will catch hell at the sound of the bell.He's going around saying that he's a championship-fighter,but when he meets me he fall 20 pound lighter.He thinks that he's the real heavy weight champbut when he meets me, he'll just be a trampNow I'm not sayin' just to be funny, but I'm fightin' Ernie because he needs the money.Muhammad AliAbout Ernie Terrell before their February 1967 boxing match, - (YouTube video
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.Muhammad AliInterview in Playboy magazine (November 1975)
"Archie's been living off the fat of the land. I'm here to give him his pension plan. When you come to the fight don't block the door. 'Cause you'll all go home after round four."Muhammad AliBefore his fight with Archie Moore, 1962As quoted in "Muhammad Ali was also great for civil rights" (January 17,2012)
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.Muhammad AliAs quoted in "Ali's Quotes" at BBC Sport : Boxing (17 January 2007)
I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the roundMuhammad AliAs quoted in "Ali's Quotes" at BBC Sport : Boxing (17 January 2007)
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