A true champion can adapt to anything.
I don't adjust my training for any of my opponents. I don't watch films on my opponents.
I want to be promoted in the urban areas. A lot of African-American people should know more about me.
Ali was a threat because he was a voice, and the people hated Ali when he was a voice, but once Ali could no longer speak and he wasn't a voice, they loved him. Love me now. I don't want to be loved if I could barely walk or barely talk. That's not cool.
I just want to be the best. I haven't been in an all-out war. That doesn't mean I'm not the best.
I think I already proved that I wasn't just fighting for the money, because I fought as an amateur. I fought 90 fights for free.
I can remember 1987 when I had my first amateur fight in Michigan, weighing 64lb. I was 10 years old. I was the youngest and smallest guy on my team. I can remember what I ate. There was this restaurant called Ponderosa, and my dad made me eat a steak. I was happy. It was a first round knockout. I slept with my trophy for two weeks.
I'm just an American dream.
When no one knew who Dana White was... Dana White used to run around with me, hang out with me, and I treated him just like anyone else in my camp.
Boxing's in my genes. I come from a fighting background. My dad and both my uncles were good boxers. I'm blessed with the art of war.
I'll back up anything my dad says.
I come from a very rough background, and I'm saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too.
I can get a black eye, a bloody nose. I can have a bad day in the gym. At the end of the day, I don't have a bad payday, and I don't have a bad night under the lights... I get bumps, bruises... but I don't have a bad night.
You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally.
Barack Obama was a good president, and hopefully, Donald Trump is a good president.
When I was about 8 or 9, I lived in New Jersey with my mother and we were seven deep in one bedroom and sometimes we didn't have electricity.
You know, as a young child, I lay in my bedroom and I swore to myself then: 'I'm not going to smoke and I'm not going to drink.' And I said I'm not going to just say that when I'm a kid. I'm going to stick to that as an adult. I kept that in mind my whole life.
Bernard Hopkins? He fights scary dirty. I mean, he did what he had to do in his career.
I got a big mouth.
When you go back and really listen to the legendary rappers, this is timeless music. Guys like Biggie, guys like Pac, timeless music.