Eye of the Thaiger: Meet Nick Chasteen, the "Golden Boy" of Muay Thai
Monday, December 23, 2013 | 1 year ago
Nick Chasteen's covered with menthol-infused oil. His square-jawed face is slathered with Vaseline. A black silk robe with red and yellow trim is cinched at his waist.
It's a Friday night, and the Muay Thai fighter from Phoenix is about to make his professional debut at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He peers into the lighted mirror, turning his head left, then right, before a fight official appears at his locker-room door and announces that he's up next.
Read the full story by Monica Alonzo here.
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