My ambition is not to be just a good fighter. I want to be great, something special.
You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win.
We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people.
Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
I figure it's like something that has to be, before Marvin and me can be content with ourselves. There is a burning desire in me now.
A fighter never knows when it's the last bell. He doesn't want to face that.
I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up.
I wanted to do in boxing what Bruce Lee was able to do in karate. Lee was an artist, and, like him, I try to get beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want my fights to be seen as plays.
I want to be great, something special.
at times it becomes too invasive.
When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the ground after seeing what people in other countries are denied or don't have.
I know exactly what it takes to beat this man, but people say, 'Well, Ray, two years of inactivity, you'll be rusty.' No, no. He will eliminate the rust because he is what I want and I am what he wants. And boxing needs that kind of fight.
Duran quit in frustration. People were laughing and he couldn't deal with that.
Boxing was not something I truly enjoyed. Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it's better to give than to receive.
I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning, a middle and an end.