[Tyson and Ruddock wasted no time testing each other. Before the opening bell Ruddock bounced around the ring, seemingly eager to begin, while Tyson eyed his foe with a small smile.] I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight, … That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.
My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.
You got nothing coming, man. I’m going to enjoy this fight [against Evander Holyfield].
When you see me smash somebody’s skull, you enjoy it.
Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.
My main objective is to be professional but to kill him [Lennox Lewis].
I’m just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too.
and I’d like to think it was because of environmental reasons, but I don’t really believe that.
Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.
I just look around and say, I’m a mess. I don’t know why I do things.
Fear is your best friend or your worst enemy. It’s like fire. If you can control it, it can cook for you; it can heat your house. If you can’t control it, it will burn everything around you and destroy you. If you can control your fear, it makes you more alert, like a deer...
I paid a worker at New York’s zoo to re-open it just for me and Robin [Tyson’s wife]. When we got to the gorilla cage there was 1 big silverback gorilla there just bullying all the other gorillas. They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant. I offered the attendant $10,000...
I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman.
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.
One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight.
I’m not Mother Teresa, but I’m not Charles Manson, either.
When I’d get up in the morning, he’d make me breakfast. Now he’s not around anymore. God. I’m doing to do well, but when I come down to it, who really cares? I like doing my job, but I’m not happy being victorious. I fight my heart out and give it my best, but when...