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G.O.A.T. Greatest of all time Boxing Legends

Lester White's avatar Lester White

My entry this year is dedicated to some of boxing's legendary greatest from the U.S.A. to Michigan's ( Grand Rapids) very own heavy hitter's and legends. Inspired by my dad Solomon White who use to indulge in the sport himself while serving in the U.S. navy during the 1940's encourage me to put together a collage of local and renowned boxers such as Stanley Ketchel, Jack Johnson, Muhammad Ali, Buster Mathis,and Floyd Weather Jr. Stanley Ketchel's 1909 battle with Jack Johnson has been called by many a modern-day "David and Goliath" a fight scheduled for 20 rounds ended in the 12th round, Ketchel swung a surprise punch that knocked Johnson down.Regaining his feet, Jack Johnson knocked out Ketchel with a swift combination to Ketchel's head and jaw. Ketchel did not wake up for many minutes and some of his teeth were knocked out by the blow, some embedded in Johnson's glove. Muhammad Ali and Buster Mathis fought each other in a twelve-round boxing match at the Astrodome in Houston on November 17, 1971 Ali dominated the fight throughout and won easily on points. Mike Tyson vs. Buster Mathis Jr., billed as "Presumption of Innocence" was a professional boxing match contested on December 16, 1995. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an American professional boxer and promoter considered to be one of the greatest boxer's of all time, undefeated as a professional and a five division world champion, Mayweather has won fifteen world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Mayweather Sr. and Jr. along with Mathis Sr. and Jr. and Stanley Ketchel were all natives of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4in
  • Medium: oils/acrylics on canvas
  • Width: 72in
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 49in