Jared Anderson already sees himself in a future fight with the 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist, Bakhodir Jalolov, in his near future.
The 23-year-old world title contender, Anderson, is going to be an interested observer of this Saturday’s bout on pay-per-view, as Jalolov will face Curtis Harper, on the undercard of Jose Zepeda vs. Regis Prograis.
“Now that you putting me on the spot for it … honestly, the one that won the Olympics,” Anderson said of the 2020 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Jalolov in an interview with Max Kellerman. “I want to say he’s 6’7”. I don’t know how to pronounce his name … yeah, Jalolov. He good. He good. Know what I’m saying? He know how to keep distance. He know how not to get hit.”
Jalolov who is promoted by Lou DiBella’s DiBella Entertainment along with Probellum, turned professional in 2018, but clung to an Olympic dream, as he was able to fight in amateur competitions while maintaining a professional status building traction in both simultaneously.
Anderson is nearing the point of vying for a world title, or facing a contender, and it is clear Anderson sees himself as the best.
“I’m the best heavyweight in the world, that’s all there is to be known,” Anderson explained. “I’m coming with charisma, I’m coming with a smile, making people laugh, I’m just coming to have fun. Y’all gon’ see it. It’ fun in there for me.” Javier Fortuna and I did, and now he’s ready to go. We both came together, the teams, it was a hard process, but we figured it out. Great things are gonna happen now.”
Is Anderson vs. Jalolov, the next big fight?