5 Quotes Every Amateur Boxer Can Live By

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

Sometimes the first step is the most important.

No matter your skill level, simply getting started puts you ahead of the competition. Remember this the next time you’re considering starting a new training regimen, taking on a new challenge, or even picking up a pair of gloves for the first time.


“I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.” – Ayrton Senna, Three-time Formula 1 Racing Champion

Once you’ve started to train as a boxer, it’s not just about going through the motions. Dedication to your craft and the desire to succeed can push you to the next level of your game.


“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur

The next time you think about hitting the snooze button, think about this quote and get in the gym! It’s great to dream, but you need to always stay focused and disciplined on the task at hand to achieve the goals you lay out for yourself.


“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” - Robert Green Ingersoll

Winning is every boxer’s main goal.

But it is how you handle defeat that truly defines you as a competitor. Don’t let a loss get you down. Instead find the motivation to move forward and improve.


“His mouth made him feel like he was gonna’ win. Not his hands, I had my hand. He had his lips.” – Joe Frazier on his fight with Muhammad Ali

It’s one thing to be confident, but another to be cocky. Let your performance in the ring do the talking.


"After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are: the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live." – Vince Lombardi, Five-time NFL Champion Coach

Don’t forget that boxing is not what makes you successful in life. The will to succeed, complete goals, and perform to the highest level are skills that extend beyond the gym. Put them to use helping others and working towards a better world, no matter where life takes you.


Amateur boxing can take young people much farther than the boxing gym. The skills learned in the ring can last a lifetime. The USA Boxing Foundation supports the dream of boxers throughout the country, funding youth and women boxing programs and providing a chance for young people to represent their country on the highest levels.

You can help support the dream today. Even a small donation can make a difference in a life. Donate Today.