Meet the Participants: John Camera



What is your boxing nickname?

Big Data

What music are you going to play as you enter the ring?

Welcome to the Terrordome - Public Enemy

What inspired you to take part in this year's event?

Somewhere in the far western regions of Massachusetts, John was found frozen in a block of ice years ago. His only playthings were old recycled computer parts. He would become a software developer, now residing in the Jamaica Plain. Half-man, half-digital, longing to rediscover his humanity, he is now literally fighting his way through a mid-life crisis..

What has been the toughest part of your training so far?

Transportation to/from Jamaica Plain. Cutting down on beer, whiskey and cigarettes. 

Who is your boxing inspiration or favorite boxer?

Riddick Bowe

What has been the most enjoyable part of training so far?

Sparring in a ring, trading punches for a whole round, learning the hard way. A tough but satisfying experience. 

Have any of your preconceptions about boxing have been changed since you started training?

I thought that I probably already knew how to do it. It turns that I did not.

What is your greatest sporting achievement to date?

Quitting the football team in college.