We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Muhammad Ali is associated, including Manila, Holmes, and fight. Most recently, Muhammad Ali has been quoted saying: “I can't wait to get Foreman.” in the article EXCLUSIVE Behind the scenes in Muhammad Ali and George Foreman’s dressing rooms before the Rumble in the Jungle. An other article where Muhammad Ali has been quoted is Sugar Ray Robinson: There will never be another.
We were both too smart. I was thinking of my $6m the whole time.
I can't wait to get Foreman.
There was no comparison between us. He was the best.
He's the toughest guy I ever fought.
I'm the champ. I can beat any man alive. I don't have to prove it to anybody. It doesn't make any difference if they take my name off a few bits of paper. You can't brainwash the fact that I am the champ out of the minds of the people. If I thought [...]
Being part of the GB Boxing squad, I don't get the chance to box in England very much so it will be good to be back at home for a change and boxing in front of my home fans as I don't get the chance to do it very often. It's great having my family i[...]
Yes, he knocked the wind out of me. I did not have my muscles properly tensed because I am out of practice. I have finished predicting and fooling around. That stuff was merely to sell myself on the way up. I don't need it now. I'm dead serious abou[...]
"I'm still the draw. The people in the world are still with me. We have the chance to go another time. I can't believe I'm finished.". "In the first four rounds my strategy was bad,". "It worked with people like Frazier, Foreman and Norton but not w[...]
"Humble people, I've found, don't get very far."
"It was close, but I have to go along with the judges,". "If Berbick had been 39 like me he wouldn't have beaten me. I found I couldn't tie him up and move the way I wanted to. It was a good fight but he was too young and too tough for me. He beat m[...]
Father Time has caught up with me. I'm finished. I've got to face the facts. We all lose sometimes. We all grow old. This is the end.
"A month before the Holmes fight I started to think something was wrong,". "Two weeks before the fight I started getting more tired. But I thought it was because I was reaching the peak of my conditioning. If it's age, I'm finished and I'm washed up[...]
"Yes [I carried him for six rounds],". "I am showing you good boxing. You'd be the first to condemn me for killing him cruelly. He has got beautiful children and I wouldn't want to hurt him just for the pleasure of the audience. I beat him with my c[...]
"He's a real good puncher,". "But he had nothin' to punch at.".
"I am proud of the title world heavyweight champion,". "The holder of it should at all times have the courage of his convictions and carry out those convictions, not only in the ring, but in all phases of his life. It is in light of my own personal [...]
"He's the greatest after me."
I won't tell you who to sleep with if you don't tell me who to sleep with.
"I've decided to fight Joe Frazier in Manila - I think in about 10 weeks' time,"
"Yes, he knocked the wind out of me. I did not have my muscles properly tensed because I am out of practice,". "I have finished predicting and fooling around. That stuff was merely to sell myself on the way up. I don't need it now. I'm dead serious [...]
I won over in Morocco. The pace is a lot slower so you can stay calm and you don't have to rush. It's nice to be boxing at home for once, I've got a few people coming down. I can't wait.
"The people in the theatres and in the big arenas around the world who will be watching me take back my crown from that amateur Frazier are my people,". "They can't afford the fancy prices at Madison Square Garden so I'm going to speak to them and t[...]
"I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration,". "My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.".
It's gonna be a thrilla, a chilla and a killa, when I get the gorilla in Manila.