Professional featherweight boxer Chaise Nelson has accomplished a lot in his sport at the ripe age of twenty-one. The Mansfield native was a highly decorated amateur who competed with the US National Team as an Olympic hopeful before turning pro ahead of his high school graduation.
Nelson is off to a 9-1 start since making his pro debut in February of 2016 with wins in each of his last five bouts. Though he has experienced much success in the ring during his first few years in the fight game, Chaise has also struggled through some challenges brought forth by the business side of the industry.
In this exclusive interview with OH.Report founder Brian Skowronski, Nelson talks about his boxing career, training methods and lessons he’s absorbed throughout the process. The local rising star also compares boxing to MMA, shares horror stories about cutting weight, plays a round of Either/Or and much more!