Quotes by Panamanian authors


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"The life of a boxer is about fighting for world titles"
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"Some of the old refs have favoritism toward some of the fighters that are currently fighting. There should be a changing of the guard with the refs, the same way there are with fighters"
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"Nobody stands out right now. Everybody has similar styles. None of these fighters have reinvented the wheel and created a new style"
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"Right now, it's very difficult to single out one fighter, pound-for-pound, who is the best. Right now, it's very complex. Miguel Cotto, Mayweather and Zab Judah's a good fighter as well"
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"Yes, it's true I once knocked out a horse. It was at a fiesta in my mother's home town of Guarare. Someone bet me a bottle of whiskey that I couldn't do it"
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"There is only one legend. That's me"
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"I want to thank America. You opened your heart so I could enter. Thank you everybody who lives in the United States, who saw me grow into becoming a world champion"
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"I laugh when Floyd Mayweather says that if he went back in time he would beat us all. I'll tell you this: if he was in the same era as Hagler and Hearns and Leonard and me, I don't think he would be such a big name. There is too much talk"
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"I was born to be champion of the world"
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"If I had the medical clearance to fight, I would want to fight the best. The best would be Mayweather"
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"I'm not God - but I am something similar"
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"Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches"
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"I really feel that if it wasn't for the accident, I'd still be fighting. I would have handled some of these fighters. I would have made sure that the doctors would have declared me physically sound; and after that, I would have trained"
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"Everybody says it: black, white; everybody calls me a legend. Italians, Jews. Everybody"
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"De La Hoya doesn't know about salsa. He should keep on singing mariachis and leave the salsa to me. I'm good at salsa"
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"Currently, I'm working with a company called DRL Promotions with my partners Dan Wise and Luis De Cubas. We're currently representing over 30 fighters"
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"What I do not accept is the fact that so many people's talents were ripped off"
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"The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city"
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"Every band had their own distinctive sound, but it was pretty much dancing music and rhythmic music with a tremendous emphasis on copying the Cuban models"
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"I didn't do drugs, I never did do drugs. Never. I don't have any story of drugs, you know, to speak of. Never did drugs, never was interested in drugs and then I wasn't interested in the people around the drugs"
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"We had something to say. Whenever we played, people didn't dance, they listened"
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"So everything that ever happened, we knew about in Panama"
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"Rock is young music, it is youth oriented. It just speaks for a generation"
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"People are a lot smarter than anyone gives them credit for being"
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"In those days the big U.S. labels didn't have any particular interest in the Latin market"
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"I decided we should book ourselves, so I started booking the band"
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"And, he'd seen me in Panama, and he talked about maybe doing something in New York so I hooked it up when I came here and I recorded in 1969 my first album with Pete Rodriguez"
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"It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985"
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"I think in New York we had respect and we would pretty much fill up the places where we went, but I never got the sense that we really were Number 1 here in New York among the Latin crowds"
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"But, when I was about thirteen, I began to sort of sing in my neighborhood"