Of Charles Brown: Undefeated American heavyweight Jared Anderson wants Dillian Whyte, “slow” Joe Joyce or WBA “regular” champion Daniel Dubois for his next fight.
Anderson feels he is ready to scalp by Whyte, Joyce or Dubois after his last win. It’s fair to say Whyte won’t entertain the idea of fighting Jared for a second.
Whyte is awaiting a massive payday against Anthony Joshua in the summer in a stadium fight, and promoter Eddie Hearn is keen to land that showdown.
Hearn doesn’t seem to mind that Whyte looked awful in his last two fights against Jermaine Franklin and Tyson Fury. If anything, Whyte’s horrendously poor performances may have helped his chances to get a fight against Joshua instead of hurting them.
Whyte was seen as the loser against Franklin in the eyes of many boxing fans, who feel he got a hometown decision.
The 23-year-old Anderson (13-0, 13 KOs) is ready to step up after his brilliant second-round knockout victory Jerry Forrest (26-6-2, 20 KOs) on December 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
In that game, Anderson threw an incredible 111 strokes in the first round alone, which is an unheard of figure for a heavyweight. Those are the kind of numbers that fighters throw up in the lighter weight classes.
Even then, it takes a unique fighter to throw that many shots without gassing out and ending up easy pickings for opponents. Anderson looked fresh as a daisy in the second round after carpet bombing Forrest in the first round with 111 shots.
6’4″ Jared stole the show from former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez, who worked to a controversial 10-round split decision over Sandor Martin in the main event of the card.
#15 WBC Anderson isn’t ranked high enough to force a fight against Joyce, Whyte or Dubois, as those guys would have to be pushed to agree to a fight against the top ranked Jared. Without a high top five ranking, Anderson has no chance of fighting any of them.
“Hopefully, if he accepts it,” Jared Anderson told Fighthype when asked if he would consider fighting Dillian Whyte next. “I’ve definitely tried to go overseas to do one of those fights. Daniel Dubois, some of those guys over there, I’d love to fight them.
“I would like to fight him. He’s already in title contention,” Anderson said when asked if he would consider fighting Joe Joyce. “What am I not seeing? Joe Joyce is slow.
“Dillian Whyte, I’ve already seen what he did. Honestly, he really lost the fight,” Jared said of Whyte’s last fight against American Jermaine Franklin. “I didn’t watch the fight, but that’s what I hear and I know Jermaine Franklin is a dog.
“Daniel Dubois, he was hurt [against Kevin Lerena]. If anything, they could have stopped the match for him first before stopping the match for the other guy [Lerena].
“I’m not trying to hear that,” Jared said when told Dubois said he hurt his ankle in the first round. “Let him [Dubois] go in the ring with me in the ring. What about it?”