Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day. It originated in the United Kingdom, and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire.
Boxing Day is on 26 December, although the attached bank holiday or public holiday may take place either on that day or two days later.
In the liturgical calendar of Western Christianity, Boxing Day is the second day of Christmastide, and also St. Stephen’s Day.
In some European countries, notably Germany, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries, 26 December is celebrated as a Second Christmas Day.
Boxing Day Quotes/messages
“I’d no room left in me for thinking of trifling things. I could feel fear start up and try to take down my rage, but I’d not give it up.”
“In the last round I was so wiped-out that for the first time in my life I tried to get disqualified. He was throwing punches non-stop and he was dangerous with those shots and becoming a little bit too cute for my liking. I backed to the ropes and catapulted off them and nutted him.”
“Boxing is the most extreme metaphor of personal liability – you enter the ring alone and compete the same way.”
“I’d become an uncertain creature in her mind, and I found I liked it; she couldn’t fathom what else I might be doing when her eyes weren’t on me.”
“If I lost all, at least I would have played for it. It had always been my philosophy that one must play, or be a loser two-fold.”
“Las Vegas, the most expensive toilet in the world that still can’t flush.”
“Mayweather was already a gargoyle for our era, a gleaming hood ornament on a demented limo running one red light after another, America’s id.”
“If you want to chase a runaway ambulance toward what’s left of the American Dream, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao show you that, still, somehow, boxing remains the yellow brick road in our country.”
“After you have seasoned your gloves with the blood, sweat and tears of your opponents, all else is anticlimactic.”
“…the band broke into a cover of “Hungry Like the Wolf.” I smiled up at mine. He was sexy even in soaking wet blue jeans. “Dance with me.”
“He rested his head on top of mine and whispered, “I’m warning you now. I’m a horrible patient. I smiled in spite of myself and pulled back. “Of course you are. That’s why you’re a doctor.”
“Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble. Your rhythm should set the pace of the fight. If it does, then you penetrate your opponent’s rhythm. You make him fight your fight, and that’s what boxing is all about.”
“[American football] fanbase resemble that of contemporary boxing: rich people watching poor people play a game they would never play themselves.”
“~Have NO fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with YOU, therefore NO harm can befall YOU; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence~”
“Everyone in the place seen me nut him apart from the ref, it caught him on the blind side. I tried to nut him on the eyebrow so it would split open, but I got him on the forehead. The crowd turned right against me, but I made it to the last bell and lost on a unanimous decision.”