I know Sportaphile has been really boxing-centric recently, but I just want to let you guys know I haven’t forgotten about the NBA and NFL news. I *always* write about what interests me at the time, and sometimes the typical sports headlines of the day just don’t inspire me to write. But rest assured, I’ll get some NBA in soon.
Now on with this painting…. .isn’t it sick? Details about the painting can be found at the bottom of the post.
The image of Manny Pacquiao on the RingTV.com homepage was painted by Tyler Streeter, an emerging artist who greatly admires the sport of boxing. He began drawing and painting fighters at the age of 10 after watching Marvelous Marvin Hagler fight Sugar Ray Leonard. The chemistry between Tyler Streeter and the “Sweet Science” is evident in his paintings. Reflecting the beautifully sharpened minds and courageous hearts of these modern day warriors, Streeter brings to life the mental anguish and physical stamina unique to boxing. Streeter lives in Las Vegas. You can view his works at www.tylerstreeter.com.