Danish photojournalist and Canon Ambassador Nikolai Linares is renowned for his sports reportage. Several years ago, he shot a celebrated story on kickboxer Youssef Assouik, who had escaped a tough life to become a K-1 fighting world champion. When the pair recently got in touch again, Youssef told him about Musa, a 12-year-old boy who was training at his gym in Copenhagen, Denmark. "He told me that Musa had big dreams – and was also a great talent," he says.
Nikolai decided he also wanted to document Musa's story, and was keen to see how the EOS R3, Canon's high-speed EOS R System flagship camera would cope in this hard-hitting world. It certainly didn't disappoint. "This camera is so fast at detecting and tracking people, even in bad light, that all I had to do was shoot. And that's exactly what you want as a photographer," he says.