Mayweather vs. Canelo: Staredown
Richard T. Slone
The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Álvarez was held on September 14, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather won the fight via a 12-round majority decision in front of a sold out crowd.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. became the first man to defeat Alvarez. The fight generated $150 million on PPV (from 2.2 million pay-per-view buys), breaking the previous record of Mayweather vs. De La Hoya in 2007. The record was broken again later when Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 ($440 million from 4.6 million pay-per-view buys).
Richard T. Slone was commissioned to paint the official art for the fight.
“Having Richard T. Slone creating unique artwork for this fight is a thrill and an honor for us at Golden Boy Promotions. Mr. Slone is the new leader in sports art throughout the world, and having him involved with this mega event adds to an already historic night.” – Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions
“It’s an honor to create art for this amazing event. It gives me chills to think these paintings will be part of the great history of boxing, like important fight paintings by George Bellows and LeRoy Neiman. Both of these warriors will be giving it their all. It’s going to be an all-time classic fight, and I’ll try to capture that in my paintings.” – Richard T. Slone
This is truly an amazing art and one of Slone’s most famous paintings.
Sold framed as shown on the image(s).
The outside dimensions are approx. 20×20 inches (50×50 cm).
It comes with a letter of authenticity from Slone Art Company, signed by the artist. The Ring magazine issue, the poster and the ticket of the fight are NOT included.
Serious inquiries only.
Slone has been the official artist of the International Boxing Hall of Fame for over 20 years. His artwork has been used on the official posters and programs for most major boxing events in the last 15 years. He has been seen painting live on national television.
Internationally renowned, multi-award artist Richard T. Slone was born in 1974 in northern England. He is self-taught and will later combine his love of art with his ability as a boxer.
Slone would eventually pursue an offer to become a boxer under the guidance of boxing great Joe Frazier in Philadelphia.
After an amateur career, he will decide not to turn professional but instead focus on painting the sport he loves. The Ring magazine will give him his first published work. He would later say: “My experience in the ring adds to my paintings.”
It is obvious Slone is passionate about the sport. His artwork reflects the deep respect and admiration he has for the fighters. “The least I can do is to paint them”, he says. “Everyone admires a great fighter and as an artist it’s easy to be inspired by such.”
The interest and demand in Slone’s art has been exceptional over the past years. He has become popular with notable collectors including Bruno Mars, Hugh Hefner, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela and many more. His work can be seen on the covers of many magazines, including The Ring, and has been used by many companies and advertising agencies.
He is compared to American artist LeRoy Neiman, who was considered the leading sports artist in the world before his death in 2012.
Richard T. Slone is without any doubt the number one artist for boxing in activity.