American Youtuber Nathan Bartling famously known by Thais as My Mate Nate is set to compete in the “Influcencer Boxing” contest in England on April 22nd.
“I never thought that one day I would be living in Thailand. Before coming to Thailand, I didn’t know much about it, only Taiwan. It must be fate that brought me here, and I feel fortunate to be in Thailand, ” Bartling aged 30 said in his social media post.
“Now Thailand is my home. This is my 11th year living in this country, which is more than half of my adult life. I am lucky and I love Thailand, its culture, the kindness of its people, and the weather. Yes, I prefer hot weather over cold weather,” the Youtuber with over 13 million subscribers told Thai media.
He went on to share his feelings about the upcoming fight slated for tomorrow, April 22nd, in England saying, “I proudly represent Thailand in my next boxing match in England. Despite being 100% American, I am honored to be known as ‘My Mate Nate from Thailand’.”
“On Saturday the 22nd, I aim to make Thailand even more famous. I never thought that one day I would be representing another country. When I was a child, I used to represent the United States in world-class boxing competitions. But now, I have the opportunity to represent Thailand in the biggest influencer boxing event. Regardless of winning or losing, I will fight with all my might,” My Mate Nate said.