This carving of Floyd was carved from a piece of Black Walnut I had left over. It was just big enough to fit him in by arranging him so his elbows fit into  the branch stubs on either side. It stand 6′ 3″ tall and weighs a mere 195 pounds, one of my easier pieces to move around. It also only took four and a half months to complete, my quickest full sized person. At right it is pictured at the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame event with boxer Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley, who actually fought with Mayweather. These before and after pictures show how a rather ugly, rough piece of wood can turn into a beautiful piece of art, which is probably what I enjoy most about doing these pieces. That and the challenge of trying to get everything looking right, in terms of the proportions and dimensions. Generally all I really know when I start is the subjects height. Everything else is figured by measuring photographs of the subject, and a lot of comparing the statue to them from every angle. Basically it is just a little off here, a little off there, over and over, for months.