Jared Anderson might be one of the hottest prospects in the heavyweight division, but to him, fighting is ‘1000%’ just a job.
The American has recently learned his next fight on July 1 – something of a step up against the undefeated Zhan Kossobutskiy – has fallen through due to visa issues for the Kazak southpaw. Instead, he will be fighting former Anthony Joshua foe and IBF Heavyweight World Champion Charles Martin.
To date, the 23-year-old Anderson has knocked out all 14 of his opponents in the ring including George Arias back in April and Jerry Forrest in December of 2022.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV, however, ‘The Real Big Baby’ has confessed that despite his success inside the ropes, he sees fighting as nothing more than paid work.
When asked if the sport ‘day in, day out, feels like a job to you,’ he responds in a heartbeat.
“100%. 1000%. Every day I wake up and somebody tells me ‘you gotta eat this’ and I ask why I gotta eat that and they say ’cause it’s gonna make you feel better, make you perform better. I’m gonna do it, you understand me, like when somebody tells me you can’t drink coconut water.
It’s nothing I can’t do, cause at the end of the day it’s gonna pay the bills. I’m willing to do what I have to do provide, but it’s been a job since the day I turned pro.”
Anderson went on to back up the point he’s boxing purely for financial security.
“If financial stability comes long before a world championship then I’ll be retired.”
It may only be a job to Anderson, but it is one he has so far excelled at.