"In the ring, I never really knew fear."
"I believe, in my prime, I could have fought with anybody alive."
"What would be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're a champion?"
"When I was 14 years old and listening to the radio and I heard the announcer, '.and still champion of the whole world, Rocky Marciano..' I knew I wanted to be champion someday. He was a big influence in the start of my career."
-- Muhammad Ali
"I liked that title. I didn't want to lose it to anybody, but if I had to lose it, I'm glad I lost it to you. You're a good fighter and gonna be a great champ."
-- Jersey Joe Walcott
"Joe Louis is the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Rocky Marciano is second only to Louis. Where do I rate Ali? Somewhere below me. I beat him, and if I could beat him, no doubt Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano could have beaten him."
-- Joe Frazier