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Clifford Etienne Nearly Killed in Prison, Given Transfer

By TMZ Sports

Former heavyweight contender Clifford "The Black Rhino" Etienne has found something new to live for while serving his 105 year prison sentence ... his love of painting.

Etienne made the big time when he fought Mike Tyson back in '03 ... but saw his life spiral downward after that ... and is currently serving time in Louisiana for armed robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder of a police officer.

We spoke to Lynn O'Shea -- who handles Etienne's business affairs -- and she tells us he began painting while inside ... and that his passion for the craft may have saved his life.

"He's amazing. He took painting serious inside and after he earned trustee status he was actually able to become the warden's artist and sleep in his paint room. That kept him away from all the drama in gen pop."

O'Shea tells us that Clifford's paintings sell "very well" and his work has been displayed at several high profile spots around south Louisiana ... including one of the last places you'd expect.

"The city of New Orleans bought one that hangs in a district police department, if you can believe that."

Unfortunately, Etienne's had a rough go of it as of late ... he was transferred to a new prison after he was nearly killed in an attack in his paint room ... and O'Shea says it's taken a toll on him.

"Things slowed down after the attack. He used to make all his own canvas and stuff to paint on ... but now he's locked down. I'm hoping some friends from his past life as a boxer can help him out."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxnation fan on 04-30-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;16209220]Something tells me the Louisiana painting scene isn't the hardest scene to get into. Like getting into the Alabama chapter of Mensa. Here's some of his ****. [/QUOTE] Making comments like that, i don't think you have any clue…

Comment by paulf on 04-30-2018

[QUOTE=Golden Boi 360;18723658]Damn, this guy's 1st and only post. He really wanted to let us know what happened to Clifford Etienne. :boxing:[/QUOTE] Look the the username. Probably his girl or a family member.

Comment by paulf on 04-30-2018

[QUOTE=Sweet Jones;16209746]To each his own, I guess. Checked out the site and some of those paintings are very intriguing. Might pick up a print myself.[/QUOTE] Yeah I really like those as well.

Comment by Golden Boi 360 on 04-30-2018

[QUOTE=RhinoLynn;16241189]Two inmates jumped him in his assigned painting room, stabbed him more than 20 times with scissors taken from the hobbycraft shop, punctured a lung, broke his scapula, kicked him in the head causing more damage. Bad ****. They were…

Comment by RhinoLynn on 11-18-2015

Two inmates jumped him in his assigned painting room, stabbed him more than 20 times with scissors taken from the hobbycraft shop, punctured a lung, broke his scapula, kicked him in the head causing more damage. Bad ****. They were…

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