On March 23, The Aware Super Theatre in Sydney will host one of the more intriguing exhibitions that Australian Boxing has ever produced, when rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams (8-0, 3 KOs) goes toe to toe with AFL Premiership winner Barry Hall (0-0-1).
In the co-main event however, all eyes will be on Jackson England (13-1, 8 KOs), one of the brightest prospects in Australian boxing, as he aims to make his claim for a future World title fight when he takes on the undefeated veteran Paul Fleming (27-0-1, 18 KOs).
England stopped by The Inner Sanctum to give his thoughts on the upcoming bout. After fighting on smaller shows since 2017, ‘Action Jackson’ finally gets his shot at the big time in his first ever bout on pay per view.
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Despite being less active than usual due to the COVID Pandemic, England has still been grinding in the gym since his last fight in May 2021 and is now eager to get back in the ring to make a statement.
England told The Inner Sanctum that he was “ecstatic” when he got the phone call to fight on the Williams vs Hall undercard, going on to say that he knew he was ready because of the magnitude of the fight. When the stakes are high a lot of “action” can be expected.
A win for the Penrith-born fighter would be huge for his career. With a top 15 world ranking on the line, as well as four regional titles, a victory for England would catapult him right into the mix with the best Super Featherweights in the world.
With the whole country watching, he wants to make headlines with a show-stealing performance against a high calibre fighter of Fleming’s ability.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to showcase myself and for people to finally realise what I’m about and for me to get up to that spot there,” England told.
“To me, it’s my time. I’m just taking it in my stride and I’m just grateful for everything that’s coming.”
Watch the full interview with Jackson England below:
Watch Jackson England in Action on Stan Sports PPV on March 23rd (Subscription Required)