I met Francisco Garcia in 2010.
I joined the same gym he was training at and he was already a beast.
My Muay Thai stint lasted less than 3 months but since then I’ve stayed in touch with “El Travieso”. Over the years I’ve watched him go up the amateur ranks.
One day I was watching Glory (Televised Muay Thai bouts) and there he was. Representing San Diego. Walking into the ring like a tiger. He is a professional fighter now and is training for the biggest challenge of his career.
These photos are part of the photo essay of his journey.
Big thank you to John Vargas head coach at Valor Muay Thai for letting us shoot.
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