Jared Anderson is one of the most anticipated U.S. heavyweight prospects in some time. Anderson, who is promoted by Top Rank, and managed by boxing royalty in J Prince, has won all thirteen of his professional fights by knockout, with Anderson yet to make it past the sixth round of a prizefight. Add to it, Anderson has theatrics with his ring walk from civic engagement from dressing up as though he is imprisoned to speak upon prison reform to dressing up as the grinch for his fight during Christmas to make people smile, Anderson not just is entertaining inside the ring - he is just as charismatic outside the ring.
Recently, Mickey Bey, a former world champion, came in to assist Darrie Riley with Anderson in the gym before Anderson’s upcoming fight on April 8th, against undefeated George Arias, in Newark, New Jersey, live on ESPN, which will be the co-main event of the evening. Bey had nothing, but praise for the young heavyweight contender.
On paper, Anderson will be taking the biggest step up of his career facing the undefeated George Arias, a talented boxer, who is good at negating action and keeping his opponent at distance. Yet, Bey compared Anderson’s power to that of two hall-of-farmers, which could make it a hard night for Arias.
“He is like Riddick Bowe, but he has that thud like [George] Foreman,” stated Bey when talking about the greatness of Jared Anderson. “It is hard to get sparring. You have to keep switching guys, every round or two.
Despite the power and the skill, it is something that might go unnoticed to most that Bey sees as Anderson’s biggest asset in the ring. Bey views Anderson as one of the most well-conditioned fighters in the sport as a whole - saying his gas tank is on the same level as smaller fighters. Bey emphasized that Anderson will be a fighter who is compared to the great fighters of his era like Shakur Stevenson, and Devin Haney, despite being a heavyweight.
“I am going to say this because I used to train with Lennox Lewis, the Klitschkos when I was with Emanuel Steward, and [Anderson] has the best gas tank I have ever seen in a heavyweight,” sincerely stated Bey while reflecting upon Anderson. “He [does] the same stuff Shakur [Stevenson] is doing, and Shakur has [a really good gas tank in the ring]. [Anderson] is sparring fifteen rounds, twelve rounds, and running five miles, doing everything Shakur does, as a heavyweight [not even tired].”