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Born: 1951-06-16
Profession: Athlete
Nation: Panamanian
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Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.

Tags: Getting, Makes, Three

I'm not God - but I am something similar.

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I laugh when Floyd Mayweather says that if he went back in time he would beat us all. I'll tell you this: if he was in the same era as Hagler and Hearns and Leonard and me, I don't think he would be such a big name. There is too much talk.

Tags: Big, Laugh, Time

Yes, it's true I once knocked out a horse. It was at a fiesta in my mother's home town of Guarare. Someone bet me a bottle of whiskey that I couldn't do it.

Tags: Home, Mother, True

There is only one legend. That's me.

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I want to thank America. You opened your heart so I could enter. Thank you everybody who lives in the United States, who saw me grow into becoming a world champion.

Tags: America, Champion, Heart

De La Hoya doesn't know about salsa. He should keep on singing mariachis and leave the salsa to me. I'm good at salsa.

Tags: Good, Keep, Leave

Every time I stepped into the ring, somebody wanted to kill me.

Tags: Somebody, Time, Wanted

Everybody says it: black, white; everybody calls me a legend. Italians, Jews. Everybody.

Tags: Black, Everybody, White

I do not fight for free. But I was born to be a fighter.

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I was born to be champion of the world.

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If I had the medical clearance to fight, I would want to fight the best. The best would be Mayweather.

Tags: Best, Fight, Medical

Nobody stands out right now. Everybody has similar styles. None of these fighters have reinvented the wheel and created a new style.

Tags: Everybody, Nobody, Style

The life of a boxer is about fighting for world titles.

Tags: Fighting, Life, Titles

Currently, I'm working with a company called DRL Promotions with my partners Dan Wise and Luis De Cubas. We're currently representing over 30 fighters.

Tags: Company, Wise, Working

Fame doesn't make me any different. I am the same man now who grew up in the hard streets of Panama. I am just myself. I always will be. Whoever wants to talks to me, talks to me. Whoever loves me, loves me for who I am.

Tags: Fame, Hard, Wants

I am not going to become crazy in the ring, because I am already crazy. And I am not going to die in the ring. I am going to die in bed as an old man.

Tags: Crazy, Die, Old

I fought a boxer who everybody said I couldn't beat - Sugar Ray Leonard. They said he was faster than me. That he was the best of the best. And I beat him.

Tags: Best, Him, Said

I really feel that if it wasn't for the accident, I'd still be fighting. I would have handled some of these fighters. I would have made sure that the doctors would have declared me physically sound; and after that, I would have trained.

Tags: After, Fighting, Sure

Right now, it's very difficult to single out one fighter, pound-for-pound, who is the best. Right now, it's very complex. Miguel Cotto, Mayweather and Zab Judah's a good fighter as well.

Tags: Best, Good, Single
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Some of the old refs have favoritism toward some of the fighters that are currently fighting. There should be a changing of the guard with the refs, the same way there are with fighters.

Tags: Fighting, Old, Toward