We’ve collected the best Heavyweight Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Joseph Parker, Christopher Meloni, Cesaro, Brin-Jonathan Butler, Oleksandr Usyk. Use them as an inspiration.
I’ve been a heavyweight in boxing, in kickboxing. I’ll do it in again in MMA.
To be recognized as one of the best, you need to win that WWE title or the World Heavyweight Championship.
I was at a book convention, in a cab. On one side of me was Arthur Schlesinger; on the other side was William Manchester – real heavyweights. All they were doing was asking me about Charles Manson. The only thing that enables me not to be bored is the people talking about it – they’re so interested.
Anyone that holds a championship you are on a list of a very few people that have had that special honor, and it is really incredible to say that no matter what you say about my wrestling career I was a World Heavyweight Champion and you can’t take that away from me.
My dad was a three-time world heavyweight champion, so I want to be a three-time world heavyweight champion.
Everything in the business is based around the idea of a World Championship. WWE, World Heavyweight Championship, Universal Title, the ROH Title, or the IWGP Title – they are all World Championships. The best of the best.
I will move up to heavyweight and show them all how good I am.
My first broadcast partner provided color commentary even though he was totally blind. Leroy McGuirk was a former NCAA Wrestling Champion at Oklahoma State University and long time kingpin of the NWA Junior Heavyweight Division before losing his sight in a car accident in Little Rock in the early 1950s.
To have a heavyweight world champion from Manchester is something you can only dream of.
I want to be the fighting heavyweight of the world. America needs one of those, and I can be that guy for them.
I got into this business for one reason, and I stayed in this business for one reason: To be the World Heavyweight Champion. I think if you are in professional wrestling, and you don’t have that dream or aspire to be the best and carry that World Heavyweight Championship, then you are in the wrong business.
I want to be more than the heavyweight champion. I want to do great things.
‘WrestleMania‘ was the best day of my life, the greatest opportunity I’ve ever been afforded, but at the same time, no one wants to lose the main event for the WWE world heavyweight championship.
If Dana White said he wanted to fight heavyweight, everybody would watch that fight tomorrow just because they want to watch Dana get beat up or win or whatever it is.
My body size and everything was perfect for being a heavyweight wrestler rather than being a linebacker.
I feel great being the first Mexican heavyweight UFC champion.
Florida A&M University was my first real introduction to politics as a heavyweight game.
People don’t usually have long careers as heavyweights because they mature into the role. Look at amateur wrestling, you don’t usually see guys go to heavyweight as freshman. I was just blessed that even though I wasn’t as big as some of the other guys, I was able to step in right away at heavyweight.
I think everyone has knockout power. I mean, it’s the heavyweight division.
It’s the most important prize in WWE, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. You’ll do anything and everything to keep it and to get it, and that includes putting your body on the line and doing whatever it takes.
I don’t think anyone hits as hard as I do in the light heavyweight division.
I have always maintained that Iggy Pop is the Heavyweight Champion of Rock & Roll.
In the old days, when Muhammad Ali was fighting Ken Norton, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, there was a lot of excitement in the heavyweight division, I have to admit it.
Personally, I think I might end up fighting heavyweight in the future. I can just see myself keep growing. I’ll be 24, 25, growing 2, 3, 4 more inches, and putting on a lot of muscle. I can absolutely see it.
I fought K-1 at heavyweight.
If you look at my career, towards the end you will see I was fighting like once a year. I was not part of the Don King top heavyweights, so I was kind of kept out. His guys were getting three to four fights a year and I could only get one.
I want to be the light heavyweight champion of the world.
There’s no other heavyweight in the division like me, especially when it comes into the athletic department. I’m the most athletic heavyweight in the division.
You don’t know what it is to be heavyweight champ of the world until you become the heavyweight champ of the world.
When I created the Cruiserweight division in WCW, nobody called them cruiserweights in the industry at that point. That was a boxing term, not a wrestling term, but I did not want to call them junior heavyweights, light heavyweights, or anything that made them sound diminutive. I wanted it to sound special and cool.
There are 7 billion people in the world, but there’s only one heavyweight champion of the world, and that’s me.
I was brought into the life of one Bas Rutten in 2001 at a grappling tournament that I was attending to support a friend of mine. I had never met Bas before but, of course, knew who he was: the King of Pancrase, UFC Heavyweight champion, and the commentator with Pride.
I’d love to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. I would love nothing more.
By the time 2020 comes around I expect to be world heavyweight champion.
In the heavyweight division, if you get clipped, you’re going to sleep.
I wanted to show the world what Deontay Wilder is all about. I’m a heavyweight, and I’m exciting.
I was champion in Dream at middleweight, I’m champion in Strikeforce at light heavyweight, and my final goal is to be heavyweight champion of the world.
Would I take Conor McGregor? No, he’s a lot shorter than me. I don’t think we’d be allowed fight – a heavyweight and a lightweight.
The mission I set out on in the beginning – to become heavyweight champion of the world, undisputed, lineal champion – you could say that mission is complete.
In boxing, Mike Tyson fascinates me. The attitude and confidence that he could not be beaten when he was heavyweight champion of the world was interesting. He came across as very mild-mannered, and much of what he said made sense.
If I can be heavyweight champion of boxing, I have to try. That is why I want to train myself in professional boxing.
A fight with Tony Bellew would be a momentous occasion. He is a good boxer and a good person, and I also have the option to move into the heavyweight division.
And it’s a big honor to be fighting for the title and to put a Mexican-American on top of the heavyweight division. I can give a lot of people some kind of inspiration by winning this title.
I believe in myself. I want to be a fighter. I want to be heavyweight champion of the world.
All these other heavyweights are great challenges for me. But they have had their time – and I need to be 100 per cent ready for these fighters – but I don’t fear any of them.
I do practice martial arts, more as a recreational thing, but a lot of my friends have been heavyweight champions the in mixed martial arts world.
I main-evented a sold-out Budokan Arena show; I participated in the first-ever ladder match in NJPW, made the transition from junior to heavyweight, and earned a G1 win with a series full of performances that I’m personally very proud of.
I don’t care if it’s someone cutting down from heavyweight, or moving up from middleweight to light heavyweight. It’s just another opponent, and I have to do a great job.
I know what I am getting into with heavyweights. Not one of them can dictate against me because, firstly, they don’t have feet fast enough. Secondly, while there are far better athletes and stronger fighters than me, even some who are quicker, they don’t have the ring IQ I have. It allows me to dictate.
I always rated Luis Ortiz as one of the best heavyweights.
The heavyweight division is always very intriguing. These are the heavy hitters, you know? Every time when you do a mistake, it’s the end of the fight. So you have to be careful all the time, and this is what makes this division so intriguing, so exciting for the fans.
Marciano was an idol in a simpler era, when professional athletes were heroes and sportswriters were complicit in building legends rather than exposing them. To the public, all that really mattered was that Rocky had 49 wins in 49 fights and retired in 1956 as the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world.
The overall goal is to be a well-rounded fighter. It’s to be the heavyweight Jon Jones. It’s to be Cain Velasquez.
I’ve been very fortunate to be involved in all the Super Bowls, to see some World Series, to cover heavyweight championship fights; I’ve been to the Olympics and seen every sporting event there is.