Bob Arum Names the Future Heavyweight Champion in Boxing

Published 02/15/2021, 7:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 11: Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum speaks during a news conference for the heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wallin and Fury will meet in a heavyweight bout on September 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Bob Arum has witnessed several heavyweight champions in his long-lasting career as a promoter. Starting from Muhammad Ali, to George Foreman, and currently Tyson Fury, the list goes on and on.

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That said, the Top Rank CEO claims to have found a future champion prospect in America’s Jared Anderson. In the aftermath of Anderson’s recent TKO win over Kingsley Ibeh, Arum took to social media and hailed him as the future heavyweight world champion.

He also retweeted the video that shows Jared Anderson flooring Kingsley Ibeh with crisp combinations.

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While the heavyweight roster already has umpteen A-listers on its yard, ‘Big Baby’ is slowly climbing the ladder. His professional resume is currently one of the best.

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Boasting off 2 KOs and 6 TKOs in 8 fights, Jared Anderson has a KO ratio of 100% and is also one of the most active fighters at this stage. He made his professional debut in 2019 and ended the year with 2 wins.

In 2020, while most of the boxing community took a back step due to COVID-19, Anderson remained active and won five fights. Moreover, the 21-year-old has already begun 2021 with another sensational TKO. So, Bob Arum’s recent statement might be valid, at least for now.

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Bob Arum and Jared Anderson- How far is the world title?

A championship bout is still at a distance from ‘Big Baby’. Despite bagging eight wins, he will have to prove himself a few more times before demanding a title shot. Meanwhile, the divisional heads like Joe Joyce, Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury, and Anthony Joshua can settle the scores between them.

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However, Anderson’s constant rise to success can be an alarm for the elites, especially with such sheer activeness. Moreover, Top Rank will do its best to promote the heavyweight prodigy, and it’s safe to predict a bright future for Jared ‘Big Baby’ Anderson in the sport.

Do you also believe that Jared Anderson can be a future heavyweight world champion?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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