|Sports Painting by Artist John Robertson is|
48" x 60" acrylic on unstretched csnvas
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight is finally going to happen. I have waited a long time for this. I am a fan of both fighters although I have not painted Pacquiao. I have done a drawing of him though. My painting of Mayweather I did a couple of years ago and it has been posted on this blog before. But with the news conference announcing the fight in a couple of months I thought it might be appropriate to post it again.
As we all know these are probably the best two fighters in the world. I have been able to see a couple of the greatest fights ever (live on TV): Muhammad Ali against Joe Frazier, the Sugar Ray Leonard- Robert Duran fights , and Suger Ray Leonard against Marvin Hagler. And now we get to see another great fight. Boxing had been lacking interest but this will certainly bring some of that interest back.
How does Pacquiao feel about the fight" He said at the news conference, ""I don't anticipate this being the hardest fight," he said. "That would be Miguel Cotto, [Oscar] De La Hoya and [Antonio] Margarito. I knew De La Hoya was fast, and I was moving up two weight classes [to fight him]. And Cotto I knew was a very hard puncher. And Margarito hit very hard and was much bigger than me. I don't see that in Floyd Mayweather. I don't see any of that."
And Mayweather, this is what he said, ""One thing I do know about any sport -- when you lose, it's in your mind," Mayweather said. "If you lost once, it's in your mind. If you lost twice, it's in your mind. From day one, I was always taught to be a winner no matter what, push yourself to the limit, stay focused and be the best that you can be.
"We've faced all the top guys. I believe in my skills, I believe in myself and I believe I'm going to be victorious."