I fought Sugar Ray Robinson so many times, it's a wonder I don't have diabetes.

Every day is great — it's a day extra.

I told the producer that I wanted to play myself in the movie. Raging Bull. The producer said, "Jake, you're not the type." Good thing there's a Robert De Niro.

I'm ninety. I don't feel ninety. I feel like I've always felt. How can you explain that?

I was able to convince my body that I could take it and nobody could hurt me. I might've gotten cut, stitches over my eyes. Broken nose. Broken hands. But I never really got hurt.

Fear is unnecessary.