"I think Fields is next to useless personally... but that's my own personal opinion."-Steve Holdsworth

One of my favourite commentators is former fighter Steve Holdsworth who currently works for Eurosport. Holdsworth's professional career was fought between 1977 and 1978 and he amassed a record of 5-4-3 (0) though has found his place at the commentary table where he has had some legendary nights. The most legendary however is the one where he was calling the Ruslan Chagaev v Sedrick Fields fight in 2004. During the bout Holdsworth lets rip on Fields time and time again and the commentary has become a legend of it's own.
"Well madam, have you looked in the mirror and seen the state of your nose? Boxing is my excuse. What's yours?"-Henry Cooper

Former British, Commonwealth and European Heavyweight Champion Henry Cooper (40-14-1, 27) may have been best known for flattening Cassius Clay back in 1963 but the hard hitting fighter also knew how to throw verbal jabs with the best of them. After having the state of his nose questioned by Baroness Edith Summerskill (who was very anti-boxing) he replied with the beautiful counter above.

The popular Cooper fought almost everyone of note in the 1950's and 1960's including Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Ingemar Johansson, Zora Folley and Karl Mildenberger (amongst others) in a career that spanned 1954-1971. Sadly Cooper passed away last year aged 76.
"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing, but none of them serious." Alan Minter

Former British Middleweight Alan "Boom Boom" Minter retired in 1981 with a career record of 39-9-0-1 (23) having held both the WBA and WBC versions of the World Middleweight title as well as the European and British title. Amongst the fighters he faced were Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Vito Antuofermo, Mustafa Hamsho, Emile Griffith, Kevin Finnegan and Tony Sibson. Despite his achievements in the ring many fondly remember his now infamous quote.