Photo credit: Dan Eccles
On March 19, 1983, Colin Jones fought Milton McCrory for the WBC Welterweight championship in Reno, Nevada, where I grew up. I was 15 and kept a picture of Colin Jones by my bed. Next to him was an old newspaper clipping of John Steinbeck
, one of Springsteen
, and one of the cow-punk band Rank and File. Saints on my walls, hoping somehow they would save me or help me become more like them and less like me. I spent years in my room, lying in bed, listening to records, wishing I was a hero of the working class like Steinbeck, or writing great songs like Springsteen, or was tough like Colin Jones. But I was never tough or talented. I was just a good daydreamer...