The public perception, especially in boxing, is 'that's all they know how to do. They have no choice. They came from a tough neighborhood and boxing is their way out' For me, it wasn't that way at all. I've had a great life. I just want to demonstrate you can be intelligent, educated and be a great fighter. You can put it all together" - Christina Kwan, who turns pro June 3 on the Corrales/Castillo III title card at Thomas and Mack.
"My son was sickly as a child. He was asthmatic. However, even as a kid his talent for boxing was apparent and that's not suprising because our family loves the sport. I even wanted to box but my father would have none of it. Now look where Brian is today." Manong Ben, father of world champion Brian 'Hawaiian Punch' Viloria
"My reason for turning professional as a boxer is to fulfill a childhood dream in a sport for which I have great passion. The pursuit of this dream will in no way interfere with the dream I am currently fulfilling which is being a football player at Notre Dame, the greatest University of the face of the planet."
----Tommy Zbitkowski, captain of the Notre Dame football team. Tommy Z turns pro June 10 on the Cotto/Malignaggi title card at Madison Square Garden.