The Aware Super Theatre in Sydney, Australia, witnessed one of the best fights of 2022 as Paul Fleming dominated Jackson England to take the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight Oceania belt on Wednesday, March 23.
The 33-year-old local fighter defeated his Australian counterpart with cards of 95-94, 95-94 and 97-92 in a real war in which he came from less to more to get an excellent victory.
The bout also had WBC and IBF regional titles at stake, so there was a lot at stake for both. Fleming fell to the canvas in the second round, which seemed to tip the scales for England, who at 24 had youth on his side.
However, Fleming’s experience shone through and he was able to bounce back as the rounds went on and add to his tally heading into the decision.
It was a fight of much exchange and bravery in which both threw over 600 punches during the 10 rounds of action. One of the candidates for fight of the year and a real show for the Australian public.
Fleming remains undefeated with 28 wins, 1 draw and 18 knockouts, while England dropped his record to 13 wins, 2 losses and 8 knockouts.