Jared Anderson Makes Roadkill Of Oleksandr Teslenko In Two Rounds!

Jared Anderson Continues His KO Streak

Rising heavyweight prospect Jared Anderson flexes at weigh-in for bout with Oleksandr Teslenko
Jared Anderson | Credit: Top Rank

Jared Anderson Flattens Oleksandr Teslenko

In his latest tour of duty, rising heavyweight talent Jared “Big Baby” Anderson (11-0, 11 KO’s) kept his perfect knockout streak alive and well. The Toledo, Ohio native pulled the feat off by stopping Canadian boxer Oleksandr Teslenko (17-2, 13 KO’s) in the second round of their dustup. The bout stood as Anderson’s fourth outing of the year. Clearly there are big plans and expectations for the Top Rank promoted, swiftly rising prospect.

Big Baby, 23, has officially closed the year in grand style. Now, he and his team can start mapping out their 2022 ambitions. Yet, from their current vantage point, Anderson has an excellent opportunity to be a major player in the sport. As an amateur, the gifted big man won the 2017 and 2018 US National Championships and established himself as a talent to watch.

As a professional, he secured his beneficial deal with Top Rank, continued to look impressive in each of his televised outings and was the chief sparring partner for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury heading into Fury’s trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder. He has even displayed a heavy hand when it comes to showmanship, as can be seen by his elaborate outfits that he walks to the ring in. Tonight he sauntered to the ring in a white, floor-length fur coat, hat and cane to match. So, with his physical gifts and powerful upward trajectory, it will be interesting to see what glory or gut checks await Anderson in 2022.

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For Teslenko this will be a costly and painful loss, which stands as his second professional defeat; both of which came by way of knockout. In fact, the game Canadian entered into the bout only one bout removed from his fifth round stoppage loss at the hands of Shawndell Winters. Now his management team will have to be especially careful with his next few opponents.


The first round was certainly controlled and dominated by Anderson. He half-galloped after Teslenko for the entirety of the round. During that time, he blasted his foe in the torso, reddened his nose with straight lefts and jabs, and jellied the neck with accurate hooks. Despite the abuse, Teslenko ate the power well. He even kept Big Baby honest with a thumping straight right. In fact, Anderson’s fighting in the overly brazen fashion that he was allowed him to be hit with several shots he shouldn’t have.

The same blueprint applied to the second period. Only this time, Big Baby buttoned up his defensive snafu’s. More importantly, Anderson caught Teslenko square on the temple with a short, chopping straight-right that melted his legs. The Ukrainian did make it to his feet after a mighty battle with vertigo. Yet, instead of going forward to the ref, he began moonwalking like Michael Jackson in concert. Seeming as though he was not in control of himself, the bout was quickly brought to a close. This was a superb win for the talented showman.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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