This page is completely dedicated to what Carmen Basilio has to say. All of Carmen Basilio’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Carmen Basilio came from an article called On This Day: The hard-boiled Carmen Basilio was born in 1927: “Of course I won,. I forced the fight, didn't I? I got in the most punches didn't I? Then I won..”.
Robinson kept using the right uppercut. He knew I bobbed and weaved. He was tall, hard to catch cleanly, but I fought him with one eye. I had ice on the eye for three days to reduce the swelling. But he'd never fight me a third time.
"Of course I won,". "I forced the fight, didn't I? I got in the most punches didn't I? Then I won.".