Yes, and in the context of a painting, where someone has gone to the trouble of preserving that moment in a significant way, it's as if he's saying: "Come at me, life!"Great paintings! I love them all, but the one where he's looking on with the boxing gloves up is my favorite, just because it's up close and personal. I think it also captures a certain spirit that is really great because the subject is engaging with the audience. I know there are reasons why this isn't the case in the other work, but this one just spoke to me. He seems be be playfully saying "Come at me!"