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I prayed before the fight, I prayed when I got into the ring and I even prayed during the fight because I knew what I was facing. Evander Holyfield, the three-times world heavyweight champion, after his victory over Mike Tyson.

I can't remember a thing about the fight after the third round. Tyson.

I get paid far too much money to think about quitting boxing. Tyson.

I just have to commend you. I have the greatest respect for you. I just want to shake your hand. Tyson gracious in defeat.

You have got to say that I am great. Naseem Hamed's claim after his successful defence of his World Boxing Council featherweight championship against Remigio Molina.

The players and I are at the lowest ebbs of our careers. Vinnie Jones, the Welsh captain, after the 7-1 World Cup defeat by the Netherlands.

It's the worst incident of my career. Trevor Brooking, former England player now journalist, attacked by a Georgian journalist during Press match in Tbilisi.

I am not ashamed to admit I have suffered for some time from the huge pressure I have imposed on myself. Steve Coppell resigns as Manchester City manager.