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Saturday, April 18, 2021

When I first heard that John Mellencamp had a 14-year-old son that just won the Indiana Golden Gloves amateur boxing division title, what came to mind?

This did: The video for “Authority Song”, which memorably featured a boxing motif (serving as a metaphor for a broader populist message):

It’s tempting to think that the little boy in the video was Hud Mellencamp, John’s real-life son. No dice, though: The video is from 1984, a decade before the future junior pugilist was born.

So for this rocker, life eventually imitated art. I assume Cougar Mellencamp has always been a fan of the sweet science, and encouraged his boy to take up the sport.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 04/18/2009 01:02:40 PM
Category: Celebrity, Other Sports, Pop Culture
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