Australia’s highly rated “Action” Jackson England 12-1 is all set to get back under the bright lights in the squared circle after being out of Action for more than a year due to limited opponents and covid restrictions.
The West Australian standout steps up to super featherweight to contest the WBC Asian Boxing Council and IBO Oceania Orient Championships on May 28 in Metro City, Perth in the Main Event of the popular Thunderdome series vs New Zealand Shiva Mishra 7-3 over 10 rounds.
England has had a solid start to his professional career, winning 12 of his opening 13 professional contests whilst becoming Australian Featherweight champion and WBC Silver ABCO Title in the process. Jackson, who is trained at the Onyx Gym by head trainer Jay Gray in Perth, opened up about his upcoming title clash.
“I am excited to be progressing in the way I am and I believe I can go all the way in this sport. I am still only young, so it is important to have the right people to guide you. I need to have that and I believe I do in Tony Tolj and Dragon Fire Boxing.
“I have the opportunity thanks to Tony to fight for another WBC title. We all grew up watching the likes of Floyd Mayweather winning WBC titles, so to start along that path is something I’m very grateful to be given the chance to go on.”
England returns on this year’s second installment of the world-renowned Thunderdome series since the pandemic hit, that has been a mainstay of Australian boxing for decades in itself. England discussed his next outing and his plans for 2020.
He said, “Well I firstly need to keep listening to my manager Tony Tolj as he knows what’s best for my career. He’s guided the likes of the Moloney’s, Bruno Tarimo, Andres Campos to major titles and I want to follow in their footsteps and I believe I can. They are all world rated, Ive just cracked the WBC ratings prior to the pandemic and we are just getting started.
“I’m always improving, so I expect to put on a career-best performance at the Thunderdome show. I believe I can go all the way to the top in this sport and I have the opportunity to get back into the WBC rankings in my next fight so that is a massive motivation for me in this fight.
“I wanted more titles in 2021 and I have that opportunity on May 28. I believe that I can progress up the world ratings titles in a way the likes of Bruno Tarimo has done around my weight so I’d like to follow his path up the world route as I believe I’m destined for world titles eventually.”