Fledgling professional Luke ‘Action’ Jackson has enjoyed a successful first year in the paid ranks and now has his sights set on claiming the Australian championship by the year’s end.
The 29 year-old has scored three stoppage in his five bouts and is yet to lose a round since turning pro in May of 2013, putting in some eye-catching performances along the way.
Jackson, a former Olympian, believes his extensive amateur career has aided him in making the transition since ditching the head guard and now wants to step up his progression by claiming titles in the near future.
“Although it has been a lot different to the amateur style of boxing, I had over 100 fights and 85 being an international, so I was experienced before,” Jackson told World Boxing News.
“I have been able to make the adjustments that my team expect of me, so I’m really enjoying it and looking forward to my next fight.
“I’m 5-0 at the moment and was hoping to be 10-0 by the year out, but had a little injury that kept me out for two months. I am back training hard now and looking to be back in the ring late July. Maybe I can still get another five fights in before the years out and the Australian title at featherweight is what we are chasing.”
Ultimately, a world title is the goal of any fighter and Jackson is no different as he knows that time is not on his side at 29. The talented Aussie is under no illusions of the hard work that stands before him and is ready for the task ahead as a summer return looms.
“I think if you look at the current world champions, they are all quality fighters,” said Jackson. “You don’t become world champion by accident. It takes years and years of hard work and discipline.
“If I apply myself right, I am hoping that in two years time I can be at the top of my game and trying to fight for a title. But I’ll leave that up to my team to decide as I just love training and fighting.
“I am ready for my next fight and July can’t come soon enough,” he added.
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