It's been five months since current Australian super featherweight title holder Action Jackson England stepped into the ring, but the Mandurah-based boxer is adamant he's left no stone unturned in preparation for his upcoming bout at Perth's Thunderdome 32 next month.
The 21-year-old champ has had a tumultuous 2019, overcoming a serious bout of appendicitis before having his first international fight in the UK called off at the last minute.
But England is eyeing a big finish, with three bouts to be fought over the coming three months as he hopes to regain the momentum that saw him touted as one of Australia's brightest young prospects.
"It's been a weird few months, particularly with the disappointment of not being able to fight in the UK," he said.
"It was tough, but I still learned a lot, saw a lot of big fights and that sort of inspired me to get better."
Sitting on a 9-1 record, England's upcoming bout against Fijian fighter Krishnil Mudaliar could see the young star notch the double-digit milestone.
But while the WA prospect conceded notching a 10th win would be "nice", his focus remains solely fixed on leaving the ring with another victory.
"I'm feeling really good ahead of this fight," he said.
"I feel like a lot of the ups and downs of this year are in the past and I can really focus on throwing some punches now."
A tall fighter, Mudaliar's reach presents a challenge, but England says he simply needs to hone his own skills to come away with the win.
"I don't plan too much on specifics," he said.
"Obviously I study my opponent, but I like to back myself in and I trust what I'm doing is good enough.
"We've had perfect preparation, like always, and we've been working really hard to make sure I'm good to go, so I feel confident I'll get the job done."
Following his bout with Mudaliar, England will hit the road bound for a fight at St Mary's Band Club in New South Wales.
The clash will hold a sentimental significance for the boxer, who was born in Sydney's western suburbs.
For tickets to England's Thunderdome 32 bout, which will be held in Perth on Friday, October 4, call 0417 412 200.