Mandurah boxing sensation “Action” Jackson England will be keeping a keen eye on the bout between rising Aussie stars Mark Schliebs and Brock Jarvis next month, as he eagerly awaits the chance to call out the victor.
A fight between the two rivals has been keenly anticipated by boxing fans across Australia, with Jarvis and Schleibs respectively trained and or mentored by Australian legends Jeff Fenech and Lester Ellis.
Jarvis heads into the IBF intercontinental featherweight title bout unbeaten through his first 17 fights, while Schliebs is also yet to record a loss through 12.
But no matter the result, England is confident he could hand both their first indiscretion.
“I’ve got big respect for both of these guys, but I know it in myself that I could beat either one,” the WA prospect said.
“I know what I’m capable of doing and I’m always fight ready.”
Staying fight ready has formed the crux of England’s 2020, with the COVID-19 restrictions and late cancellations making it near-impossible for the young gun to lock in fights.
He has seen two would-be opponents pull out of bouts in recent times, and is now looking to build domestic rivalries with eastern states fighters like Jarvis and Schliebs.
“You look back on the great Aussie rivalries and they’re just amazing,” England said.
“Mundine v Green is the obvious one – the way they went about their business and the fights they had, it was just first class.
“Like I said, I have no animosity to either Jarvis or Schliebs, but I know I can win those fights.”
England’s ultimate goal remains to win a world title.
It’s a goal he edged even closer to this year, when he was named to the World Boxing Council super featherweight top 40 in July.