Jared Anderson: “The Goal Is To Stay As Active As I Can!”

Heavyweight Jared Anderson Looking to Make a Quick Turnaround

Jared Anderson plans to keep active
Jared Anderson plans to keep active | credit: The Blade

Jared Anderson Plans to Keep Active to Stay Sharp

In just under two months time from his last duel, heavyweight contender Jared “Big Baby” Anderson (15-0, 14 KO’s) is returning to the ring. Back on July 1, Big Baby took on former world champion Charles Martin, who he defeated by unanimous decision. The bout stood as the first time that Anderson was stretched to the limit as a professional. Now, ranked #5 (WBO), #7 (WBC), #7 (WBA) and #15 (IBF), Big Baby will take on Ukrainian Andrii Rudenko (35-6, 21 KO’s).

When quizzed by Fight Hype on why he is making such a quick turnaround, Anderson supplied a practical reply.

“I definitely think it a good thing, as AJ [Anthony Joshua] just said, I feel like he had a lot of his flaws and downfalls from not being as active as he was in the beginning of his career. Now he is trying to fight two and three times a year and stuff like that. So, if I am doing it now, and I am at this age, and I stay consistent with it until I retire, I think I will be unstoppable. So that’s definitely the goal – to stay as active as I can.”


Unsurprisingly, keeping the rust off is not the only motivator for the blue chip Top Rank fighter.

“Plus, I am broke! So I am trying to stay as active as I can so that I can get out as quick as I can.”

Provided that Anderson stays the course, he is staring a bright future in the face. Luckily for him, and his financial endeavors, Anderson is already perfectly lined up for some notable fights. Obviously the two champions, Oleksandr Usyk (WBA Super, WBO and IBF) and Tyson Fury (WBC), are tied up at the moment. Yet, Big Baby and his team could set their eyes on people like Joseph Parker, Andy Ruiz or even long-in-the-tooth Luis Ortiz.

Stitching any of these scalps on his resume would be a very good look. All of these men still hold widely recognized names and tote a wealth of experience that Anderson could definitely learn from. So first, we will see how Big Baby handles himself in against Rudenko on August 26. Then we can see what level of names and competition Anderson will drum up in 2024. Yet, considering his work-rate, he might return one more time in 2023! Only time will tell.

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