"In the ring all matches are grudge matches. I'm a dangerous guy. I destroy careers. I ruin other people's dreams. There's a time to be humble and a time for war. Boxing is war. Boxing is serious. You have to think violent. Don't cry and complain to the referee, Bernard is hurting me. We're not in church. We're fighting. If you want to not get a bruise, then go play golf."

 

I jotted this quote down from Bernard Hopkins at a press conference in New York City in 2000.