Boxing and Wrestling

Boxing and Wrestling

 

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  1. A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There’s got to be good guys and there’s got to be bad guys. What people pay for is to see the bad guys get beat —Sonny Liston, quoted from his obituary, New York Times
  2. Fell on his face, kicking and heaving like a wounded leopard —Gerald Kersh
  3. Fired himself across the ring like a stone from a catapult —Gerald Kersh
  4. Got up the third time with blood like a livid splash of ripe fruit all over his face —H. E. Bates
  5. He (Joe Louis) punches like he had a baseball bat in his both hands —Irwin Shaw
  6. His nostrils [Joe Louis’], like the mouth of a double-barreled shotgun, took a quiet lead and let him have both barrels —Bob Considine, International News Service report on Louis-Schmeling fight, June 22, 1938
  7. (Sharkey) kept coming in like the surf —Anon comment about the 1899 Jeffries-Sharkey fight
  8. Their long, stiff jabs made their gloves dip and seem heavy, like big red balloons —Richard Ford
  9. They clung together, spinning round and round like two twigs in a whirlpool —Gerald Kersh
  10. Went down like a letter in a mail chute —Anon
  11. When he (Jake La Motta) was in the ring, it was like he was in a cage fighting for his life —Ray Arcel, boxing trainer, quoted in Ira Berkow’s Sports of the Times column, New York Times
  12. Wrestled together, interlaced like snakes —Honoré de Balzac
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