Bronze Bomber In Bronze? Statue Of Alabama Boxer Deontay Wilder In The Works

| March 17, 2017 @ 5:55 am

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr.

Caleb O’Connor admits that he initially wanted to paint the inside of Skyy Boxing Gym.

“I had seen some photos,” he said. “I thought it was the real deal, which it is. It’s glorious in the way that it’s so real. You can see the years of boxing that’s happened in there.”

Then O’Connor saw Deontay Wilder.“‘Geez, the Bronze Bomber,’” the artist recalled saying. “If ever there was a subject, there’s one right there. I learned more about his character and personality and I admired that.”

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