Monday, February 07, 2005

Rich Watts the Picture Man


Yes, I have characters that come to my fights, and this is one of them. This is Rich Watts. I don't know what he does, but he takes pictures at the fights around town. He sort of gets his way in and gets his way, kind of like a Beetle Bob. He is starting to get really out there. He is only in his late 50s and he appears to be, uh, much more mature than that. He has pix from 30-40 years ago of some great fights around town and the nation. I have one of his Ali pix on my wall. He has started to really come into his own over the past year or two. He has a mix of old man/hip hop style, note the vest, stylin' glasses, chain wallet, flopping dentures, the rolled up pants, black socks, the headphones, old man shoes and finally the mohawk. He comes in with his walker and insists on getting a ringside space. And as Beetle Bob, he gets what he wants. So he also has pictures of women he calls hoochie mommas. It is something else. The man calls me about every other week.

Here is Demetrius in a bad spot. He had to punch his way out. Smart kid.

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