WBC Super-Featherweight Asian Boxing Council ‘Action’ Jackson England’s (12-1) rise to stardom continued when he was officially named in the World Boxing Council Super-Featherweight top 40 on Wednesday.
The Western Australian-based prodigy was thrilled upon finding out about his new world ranking; “I checked Facebook and saw that I had been tagged in a bunch of stuff about world rankings.
“I just couldn’t believe it when I saw my name in the top 40, thats why manager is the best in the world.
“That’s a legitimate world ranking from a very high sanctioning body of the sport – to think about that is just insane.
“I’m over the moon about it.”
At just 22-years-old, England has already made a name for himself on the global scene with 12 wins from his 13 bouts and now his top 40 ranking is set to open further doors.
Bigger opponents, bigger fight cards and more eyes on his bouts can be expected in the rising star’s near future.
“It’s exciting, because now you never know when someone in the top 20 or maybe the top 15 might take a look down the list and say they want to fight me.
“I’m not afraid to fight anybody, so if that opportunity comes, I’ll be ecstatic.”
But, England’s return to the ring could still be some time away, with WA’s professional boxing scene still up in the air due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I love boxing and I love putting on a show, so it’s been a frustrating few months,” he said.
“But that’s just the way of the world at the moment. All I can do is train hard and be ready when we get the green light to fight again.
“I have huge respect and admiration for the Moloney brothers and they are prime examples of what can happen and we have the same manager.
“Tony Tolj never ceases to amaze anyone in the country with what he can do. I’ll make sure I’m just a phone call away”