This drawing is but another tribute to the combat sports I love so much. The line of Jack Johnson images at the top of this drawing is just a reminder that all U.S. boxers of African descent are in some way in debt to his bold and precedent-setting career. In more ways that I can indicate here, today’s Black American boxers are standing in his shadow; and somewhere he is watching as today’s fighters negotiate that delicate line between brutality and grace, a line so often drawn in black and white.
2 thoughts on “1001 Black Men–#193”
This is fantastic!
Thanks! I hope to come up with some more boxing-themed drawings. I’d love to actually go to a match with a sketchbook, but the local gym may have to suffice.
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