American heavyweight, Jared Anderson, is considered to be one of boxing’s hottest prospects and the future of the heavyweight division.
‘Big Baby’ though has indicated that he doesn’t plan on sticking around and that he is only fighting for ‘generational wealth’, rather than out of love for the sport.
Anderson was a national champion as an amateur, and that success has seen a seamless transition into the professional ranks.
Since making his debut in 2019, the 23-year-old has knocked out all fourteen of his opponents. Anderson is making people take notice and a wold title shot can’t be too far away.
In an interview with Boxing News, Anderson revealed that he never planned on becoming a boxer, but realised he was good enough to make a career out of it and is now ‘stuck with it’.
“I only do this because I am stuck with it. I got good at it, and then got stuck with it.
This is my revenue and I’m good at it, I can make some money out of it. By the age of twenty-six I want to be finished in boxing, 100%. The long-term goal is to acquire generational wealth – in three years? – I can do it, all I need to do is fight the right names. Fight bigger names, become world champion, if not undisputed, and then get out.
A lot of people like attention, I don’t. I don’t want to be plastered everywhere, my face everywhere, everyone be knowing who I am. I’m not into that at all.
When I was a kid, I never watched boxing, I still don’t. I don’t pay attention. I feel like that helps me to just turn up and fight.”
Anderson’s next fight will see him take a further step up, challenging Kazakhstan’s Zhan Kossobutskiy (19-0) on July 1st, as he plans to fast-track his way to the bigger pay-days.