Pacquiao fans surely admire that Manny came to make a great fight.
(PRWEB) May 09, 2015
Acclaimed Philadelphia sculptor Stephen Layne, creator of the 12-foot “Smokin' Joe” Frazier memorial for Philadelphia, creates a stunning rendering of World Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao.
Layne’s latest work is a detailed 4-foot tall rendition of Pacquiao, in hopes of building a monument.
“Billed by many as “the fight of the century”, Manny Pacquiao squared off with Floyd Mayweather Jr, Saturday May 2nd, 2015. Although Mayweather won on the scorecards, Pacquiao fans surely admire that Manny came to make a great fight. I've been an adamant fan of his personal character and humanitarianism. It is my intent, that this piece I’ve spent the last 6 months creating, become a public monument to him and all that he has done for the sport and for his fellow man.” - Stephen Layne
In 2014, Stephen Layne was commissioned by the City of Philadelphia and…
The statue has received much media attention including a Comcast Sportsnet documentary, an HBO spot on 24/7, sports writers and widespread media coverage.
The massive “Smokin' Joe” Frazier memorial is set to be installed at Philadelphia's Xfinity Live! Center on September 12th, 2015.
About Stephen Layne
For over 25 years Stephen Layne has created exceptional bronze and wood sculpture works that are exhibited through the National Sculpture Society, NY. Stephen has been awarded 3 gold medals for excellence in sculpture through Allied Artists of America, NY, and the National Sculpture Society, NY. Stephen selectively accepts public & private commissions.