Coming off the back of a Queensland Masters title win earlier this year, local gym owner and boxer Jason Naylor has secured yet another trophy for the cabinet, this time in Bondi Junction.
Naylor and his team traveled to Easts Leagues Club last Friday, October 6, to fight on the same card as Commonwealth Games team captain Kaye Scott.
Not only did Naylor fight up a weight class in super heavyweight, but he also faced off to an opponent who has featured in Germany’s top ten standings in recent years.
The three round fight went the distance, but a dominant performance by Naylor saw him claim each of the rounds to take the trophy.
“I was pleased with my performance. I didn’t have the greatest preparation leading up to Friday’s fight, battling a few injuries and illnesses, but to get the win over a man 20kg heavier and with the experience he has had felt great,” Naylor said.
The owner of No Limits Gym in Richmond, Naylor focuses more on his passion for coaching these days than he does fighting.
Until Queensland Masters earlier this year, Naylor hadn’t fought competitively for 15 years, which back then saw him compete professionally in boxing, kick boxing and mixed martial arts.
Naylor was all class in his appearance at the Masters, stopping his opponent in the second round with his signature right body rip. The win saw him not only claim the title but also the cup for fight of the tournament across all weight classes.
“I still love the thrill of competing, but I’m equally as thrilled to see our fighters here at the gym learn the sport and eventually compete. To see them grow to enjoy combat sports and thrive on their talent is something else.”
For now Naylor is weighing up his options when it comes to his next fight, and punters could bet on a return to the ring sooner rather than later.