As frustration grows with certain top heavyweights and their continued inability to agree terms to fight one and other, fans could be forgiven for looking ahead and discussing who the future kings of the division may be.
Uzbeki amateur kingpin Bakodir Jalolov is an obvious shout, whilst 18 year old Queensberry prodigy Moses Ituama is a name already gathering huge hype on British shores.
However, in a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, two weight world champion Shakur Stevenson revealed he was backing countryman and stablemate Jared ‘Big Baby’ Anderson to “take over.”
“I think ‘Big Baby’ is one of the new heavyweights that is going to take over boxing.
He’s a beast.”
Anderson has made a picture perfect start to his professional career, defeating all 14 men to share the ring with him inside the distance.
His next fight, however, will be his toughest yet, when he takes on former top Kazakh amateur Zhan Kossobutskiy at the Huntingdon Centre in Toledo.
Kossobutskiy is also undefeated, and only one of his 19 opponents thus far has managed to last until the final bell.
Top Rank’s other rising heavyweight prospect, Arslanbek Makhmudov, will fight Nigerian heavyweight Raphael Akpejiori on the card, with a fight with Anderson believed to be in waiting should the Russian emerge victorious.
With Anderson’s best years all ahead of him, one wouldn’t bet against Stevenson’s prediction coming to fruition and him asserting himself at the very top of the blue ribbon division in the not too distant future.