American prospect, Jared Anderson, has been billed as the future of heavyweight division.
He made the perfect start to his professional career, with 14 big knockouts in his first 14 fights, building the hype around him in the process.
That excitment was somewhat dampened last weekend when ‘Big Baby’ was taken the distance for the first time by 37-year-old former heavyweight champion, Charles Martin, who took the fight on two weeks notice.
Anderson sent Martin to the canvas in the third round, but the veteran heavyweight got back up and had his own success – notably in the fifth round where he had the younger man wobbled.
The 23-year-old went on to win a wide unanimous decision and immediately after the fight said he was pleased to be taken the distance.
“I wanted to go the distance. It was my first time. I just wanted to make sure that I could go the distance and especially be able to withstand power the whole 10 rounds. He had power until the last round, and I was happy to get the rounds in.”
However, reflecting on his showing on Twitter, and even though he thought it was an easy night’s work, he admitted that he cried over his sub-par performance.
You couldn’t have thought that was a tough night for me then and if you did, then as I said before know nothing about boxing, could I have done better hell yea I know what I’m capable of I went and [in] the Bacc [back] and cried at how terrible I preformed cause I know I’m 10x better.
You couldn’t have thought that was a tough night for me then and if you did, then as I said before know nothing about boxing, could I have done better hell yea I know what I’m capable of I went and the Bacc and cried at how terrible i preformed cause I know I’m 10x better
— Jared BigBaby🍼 Anderson (@TeamBigBabyy) July 8, 2023
Anderson is looking for a quick turnaround to continue his charge towards a title shot in boxing’s blue-ribbon division.