This page is completely dedicated to what Tim Witherspoon has to say. All of Tim Witherspoon’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Tim Witherspoon came from an article called I wanted to bring Don King to justice”: “It's like we're racehorses. They race us until we drop and then they shoot us. And if we win, they tie a blue ribbon around our neck.”.
"I can't believe they let the Holmes fight happen,". "I knew Ali was sick. I couldn't hit him hard in sparring because I sensed something was wrong. It was too easy. I was thinking: 'This is Muhammad Ali, it can't be this easy.' He was easy to hit a[...]
"I had better tricks than Bruno,". "He was in phenomenal shape, but didn't really have a plan. His punches were all jab, right, left hook, and his defence was just holding his hands up. I beat a lot of guys because I just knew more than a lot of the[...]
"People like to see the champ," "and I like to make people happy."
"All my friends back home were boxing,". "My brother Anthony, [former IBF 154lb champ] Buster Drayton. There were so many good fighters around Philadelphia in the 1970s.".
"He did hurt me,". "He caught me with a left hook to the top of the head in the third round and I stumbled. Don King told me afterwards he was going crazy. He thought I was going to lose. It was a hard fight, but I was having fun too. It wasn't as h[...]
"People say to me: 'You beat Don King'," "but I don't think so. It was a $20m law suit, but on the advice of my lawyers, we settled on $1m. But I don't want to spend the rest of my life saying: 'Don King this, Don King that.' I saw him at a function[...]
He got mad with me because I wouldn't hit him hard to the head. I hit him as hard as I could to the body, but I only ever slapped him to the head.
"He was fatigued,". "That was my chance and I went for it.".
"I got a lot of confidence from watching Bruno's fights,". "I knew he was limited. He was powerful, but I had a good defence. I thought all I had to do was get in shape and hit him on the chin. But when I hit him on the chin, he took it.". "I was tr[...]
"I didn't have a whole lot of time with Kash,"
It's like we're racehorses. They race us until we drop and then they shoot us. And if we win, they tie a blue ribbon around our neck.
"I was sharp before I came to London, but when I got there I relaxed a bit too much. I had never been to London before and I did train hard, but I ate and enjoyed myself too much as well. We ended up changing hotels and moving to Basildon. As soon a[...]