"See, I respect boxing because it has given me so much and that's why I will never allow anyone to mistreat the sport of boxing if I can help it."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Alexis Arguello on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Alexis Arguello on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Alexis Arguello on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Alexis Arguello on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Alexis Arguello on Abraham Lincoln
"When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen."
"I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours, go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparring partners because I'm a big believer in that how you train is how you will fight at least when it came to me that's how it worked."
"What helped me was I had people around me to remind me to help my country even when it did me wrong, have respect for my people, my family, my nation and mankind."
"I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind."