QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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He looks terrified. I've never seen a champion look less like a champion. New York boxing writer as Bruno climbed into the ring for his world title defence.

He wasn't as good as 1989 but he was a darn sight better than I thought he was going to be. Frank Bruno on Mike Tyson.

I'm doing well, I'm continuing to improve, and I'lll fight anyone that they put in front of me. Tyson.

I guarantee my name will never be associated with boxing again. I've hated it since I was 17. Joe Bugner retires again after his latest defeat.

Next November, seeing England run out without him will be like Trafalgar Square without Nelson's Column. Jack Rowell, the England manager, on Will Carling's decision to step down as captain.

I had about 58 shots - it's about time one of them went in. Steve McManaman on his first goal in a brace that set up Liverpool's 3-0 FA Cup quarter- final win over Leeds.

The squad is full of young faces. I'll feel like a grandad when I meet up with them. Liverpool's Mark Wright on his England call-up against Bulgaria.

My only desire now is to get drunk. I've lost all my skills as a player. Alexander Volkov, Russian tennis player, after losing in this week's St Petersburg tournament in Russia.

I was putting on half a stone a year and it was getting a little out of hand. Colin Montgomerie, the world No 2 golfer, who has lost weight.

There are no easy answers for clubs in our position, and humping the ball down the middle is certainly not one of them. Dave Merrington, the Southampton manager, who is determined not to change his philosophy despite the threat of relegation.

No, it's not in our culture. We do not look for revenge. Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka's World Cup captain, when asked if his team had wanted to beat Australia in the final because of their refusal to go to the island.

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