After a thrilling win against an opponent more than 2 years his senior, 14-year-old Luke Fraser has been named the new 57kg Muay Thai State Champion for Queensland.
Luke, who trains at Nundah’s Northside Boxing under coach Jojo ‘Tiger’ Ancajas, won the thrilling fight against Jye Van Polen in Mackay at the end of 2020.
Luke travelled to Mackay to take on the local champion in front of his home crowd.
“This was going to be one of the biggest fights of my career,” says Luke.
“I had to get special permission to fight because my opponent was more than two years older than me and the fight was held in Mackay in front of his home crowd. At the end of the fight when I was announced the winner by split decision it was the best feeling because all my hard work paid off.”
Luke is a talented Muay Thai fighter, who has won two QLD state title belts, a 3rd place at nationals and has won the prestigious Santenoi trophy.
He has been training with his coach Jojo since 2018.
“Since Luke has started training with me at JTA Training Systems at Northside Boxing we’ve accomplished a lot and hit some major goals,” says Jojo.
“2021 is looking to be a busy year for Luke, with a couple of fights booked already. Luke has shared that his ultimate dream is to compete in one of the biggest fights in Asia, which is the One Championship.”
Luke will defend his state title in June this year.