A long time ago I had an idea to photograph one professional fighter named Karl Stahl. His real name is Nico Lohmann, but among the professional fighters and fans, he is mostly known as Karl Stahl (from German "Karl Steel"). Nico and I have many common friends in Bochum (Germany), but unfortunately, we have never met. While visiting Bochum in May to do an assignment for one client, I have decided to use the rest of the time to work on my sports portfolio, so I have contacted Nico
Luckily, Nico had a fight in Bremen coming up and I could visit and photograph it. "Rumble In The Cage", a large fighting show with about 15 fights in K1 (kickboxing), boxing and MMA.
Nico really earned his name: strong, experienced, brave fighter who never surrenders. Outside the ring, he is open, friendly to people and a loving husband and a father.
It was the first time, that I was visiting a fighting event. Compared to watching fights on TV it is a completely different feeling you get once you actually see and hear how a devastating sidekick, launched with tremendous speed, hits the body. Quite scary. After capturing the intense moments of the other fights in the cage, I went to Nico's backstage room to watch him getting ready for the fight.
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