The dust has now settled on American heavyweight Jared Anderson’s 10-round points win over Charles Martin, and ‘The Real Big Baby’ has this week said he still sees himself as ‘being the best of all time.’
There has been a lot of hype building behind Toledo’s Anderson. The well-spoken 23-year-old knocked out all of his first 14 opponents before being taken the full 10 by Martin last time out on July 1. It was a solid test for the big puncher who was himself wobbled a couple of times while also putting former IBF champ and Anthony Joshua victim Martin down.
Despite that performance, which put some breaks on the hype, Anderson himself is as confident as ever and has told Sky Sports that he has only shown “50, 55 percent” of everything that he has in his skillset.
“I do have a bag [of tricks] that I have not unleashed yet. I don’t say much. I just let my work do the talking for me. I know potentially I’m going to get into a fight where I’m going to have to unleash that whole bag and everybody will get to see it and they’re going to be like: ‘Wow we never knew he could do this.’ But I knew the whole time. I just didn’t say nothing because I’m not one to talk about it.”
He goes on to bemoan the state of the heavyweight division, telling his rivals to “stop doing all that Facebook and Instagram talking and stuff and fight.”
He then shares his views on Oleksandr Usyk’s defence of his WBO, WBA and IBF titles against mandatory British challenger Daniel Dubois in Poland on August 26.
“Usyk wins very easily because I think Dubois’ very stiff. I think Usyk will take it pretty easily.”
Next up for Anderson is a fight with Ukrainian Andrii Rudenko on August 27 in which he will hope to get back to his knockout best.