If you think boxing and painting have nothing in common, Che Lopez would say otherwise.
“You’re always ebbing and flowing, always moving around. To me boxing is just like art,” said Lopez. “You’re always pushing and pulling, you’re trying to figure out what’s going to work, what’s not going to work.”
During a match, a boxer stealthily moves around the ring sizing up their opponent, but Lopez’ relationship with brush and paper is collaborative rather than adversarial. The former boxing gym owner and coach incorporates all of his life experiences into his art.