Jared Anderson will be ready for a shot at heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury in 2024 – that’s according to the man who promotes both fighters, Bob Arum.
The Top Rank boss told Talksport that he believes Anderson’s recent win over Jerry Forrest saw him move from a prospect to a bonafide contender in the blue ribbon division.
“I have my kid, who’s not quite there yet, but by 2024 he’ll be ready [to fight Fury] and that’s Jared Anderson and that will sell out the big stadium in Las Vegas.”
“I would put him in with anybody because there’s something magic about Anderson. I think he has moved from being a prospect to being a contender.”
Forrest was, on paper, the toughest opponent Anderson has faced in his professional career so far. However, the 23 year old made an easy night’s work of the veteran, stopping him in only the second round to take his record to 13-0, with every single win coming by knockout.
There are multiple levels between Jerry Forrest and Tyson Fury, so Anderson will need a big 2023 if he is to be aptly prepared for a shot at ‘The Gypsy King’ the following year.
In the meantime, Fury’s focus seems to be directed entirely the way of unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk, with talks for an undisputed clash next year believed to be progressing well.
The legacy defining fight is expected to land in the Middle East, with multiple lucrative site fees already reportedly offered to stage the event.