America’s Jared Anderson made his debut only in 2019, but he has already become a promising star in the heavyweight division by now.
Represented by Top Rank, “Big Baby” has garnered 11 out of 11 pro wins via knockout. The 22-year-old is coming off a TKO victory over Oleksandr Teslenko this month at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
He fought four times this year, including a TKO win over Vladimir Tereshkin in October, a KO win over Jeremiah Karpency in April and a KO victory against Kingsley Ibeh in February.
Anderson stands tall at 6′ 4″ (193cm) and has a reach of 78½″ (199cm). Bob Arum is one of the biggest supporters of the heavyweight talent and believes that he is not far away from donning the championship strap around his waist.
While Anderson has yet to take on the top-ranked fighters of his division, but his vicious KO strength will have him fighting the heavyweight juggernauts in a matter of few fights.
He has shown signs of an elite boxer in his performances and sparring with WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, will only help him elevate his skills.
Being represented by the same promotion, both Fury and Anderson have been seen helping each other in training sessions. He was first asked to spar with the WBC champ when Fury was preparing for his first of the three fights against Deontay Wilder.
“He is a young man, just 22, and I believe him to be the future of the heavyweight division. Jared has great skills but also great habits. He is an athlete in the truest sense of the word,” Arum said in a recent interview.
“This comes from no less an authority than Tyson Fury, with whom Jared was a sparring partner for two Deontay Wilder fights. Next year Jared will fight big names.”
Tyson’s father, John Fury, has a similar stance on Anderson. He feels the Ohio-native will rule the division once Tyson decided to hang his gloves in near future.
“I do believe he can be the next big thing when Tyson is gone,” John predicted. “But the kid is only [22 years old]. He’s got a bit to do yet. He’s the only one who stands out for me. All these other guys? They are all on the same par.”
Andeson is already looking forward to prove his mentors right.
He is eyeing a 10-round bout next against Filip Hrgovic or Daniel Dubois. Anderson has confirmed that he is open to traveling to the UK to take on Dubois despite not having watched him fight.
“To be honest, I haven’t even watched him. Everyone keeps wanting to bring his name up; well, fight me then. Yeah, 100%, I’ve wanted to go to the UK,” the heavyweight added.