Current projects for Sports Artist John Robertson - Paintings for Atlanta Braves Stadium opened March 2017 and Green Bay Packers re-model opening July 2017. Created Sports Art for Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49er's, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Net, Prudential Sports Arena (New Jersey Nets New Jersey Devils), the Amway Sports Arena Orlando Magic, etc
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."