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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – Jack Dempsey

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – Jack Dempsey

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

And

“A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol.”

And

“A good fighter usually knows, to within a very few seconds, when a three-minute round is going to end.”

And

“All the time he’s boxing, he’s thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.”

And

“By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.”

And

“I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great.”

And

“Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.”

And

“Tall men come down to my height when I hit ‘em in the body.”

And

“Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning.”

And

“You know what a champion is? A champion is someone who’s ready when the gong rings – not just before, not just after – but when it rings.”

And

“Nobody has to go hungry today. There is plenty of work for a man who wants to work. A kid can make plenty of dough for himself doing almost anything. I was hungry. I had to fight my way along. Freights and the like, fight, fight all the time. The life was tough, but it hardened you.”

And

“When I was a young fellow I was knocked down plenty. I wanted to stay down, but I couldn’t. I had to collect the two dollars for winning or go hungry. I had to get up. I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for five dollars. When you haven’t eaten for two days you’ll understand.”

Wikipedia:  Jack Dempsey

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