Jared Anderson is a problem in the heavyweight division, as most recently proved by a stoppage victory over previously undefeated George Arias.
The Ohio native moved to 14-0 with 14 knockouts this weekend in Newark on the undercard of Shakur Stevenson’s lightweight debut.
Anderson was last out in December of 2022 with a second round TKO over Jerry Forrest – his fifth in a row coming inside the first six minutes – and kept his stoppage streak up by ending proceedings against Dominican Republic’s Arias in the third.
‘Big Baby’ switched southpaw for the finish, opening his opponent’s guard with a right, staggering him with a left uppercut and finishing the combination with another right hand.
He found his angles to continue to pummel Arias until the end of the round. The underdog’s corner had seen enough and pulled him from the bout.
Jared Anderson made it look easy tonight 👀 #StevensonYoshinopic.twitter.com/pn46JHytJR
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) April 9, 2023
Although more levelling up in matchmaking is due now, Anderson is cementing his status as America’s top heavyweight prospect with every performance.
Post-fight, the 23-year-old was hyped, telling ESPN he was the best in the world.
“I’m different. I’m nice. 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, man. He wasn’t throwing punches for real. I kept my defence tight. My jab was on point. It was an easy night.”
He’s set to headline a card in his hometown in July, and a tougher test will be put in front of him to keep the crowd happy. Following that, fans would like to see him matched with the likes of Daniel Dubois, Efe Ajagba or Frank Sanchez.