Jared Anderson is confident in his abilities as he gears up to take on the biggest names in the heavyweight division.
On April 8th, 2023, he achieved his fourteenth consecutive knockout win by defeating unbeaten George Arias with a third-round TKO.
Anderson dominated the first two rounds with his stinging jab, but in the third round, Arias began attacking aggressively with powerful counter lefts.
In the final moments of the round, Anderson hit Arias with a left uppercut and then a right hook, causing him to stumble.
Arias had already sustained a cut above his left eye and retreated to his stool when the bell rang as his corner threw in the towel.
And in his post-fight comments, Anderson talked up his own potential by targeting the best in the division.
“I’m the best heavyweight in the world. I don’t give a f— what nobody is talking about. You hear me? I made that look easy man because he helped me make it look easy.
“He wasn’t throwing punches for real. I kept my defense right. My jab was on point. It was an easy night.
“I want those top names. I want those top contenders. Everybody who keeps calling people out, put my name on the list now. I’m not ducking. I’m not running. And you goin’ to catch this smoke,” Anderson
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— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) April 9, 2023
Anderson is certainly an avoided man in the division. With high risk and no reward, coupled with youth on his side, the 23-year-old is rightly targeting the aging fighters.
But any chances of Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk or Deontay Wilder, to name a few, facing him soon appear slim for now.