Jared Anderson will be ready for a bout with world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in 2024 – that’s according to the man promoting both boxers, Bob Arum.
Top rated boss says talk sports that he believes Anderson’s recent win over Jerry Forrest has helped him transition from a promising candidate to a strong contender in the blue ribbon division.
“I have my baby, he’s not quite there yet, but by 2024 he’ll be ready [to fight Fury] and it’s Jared Anderson and that’s going to sell out at the big stadium in Las Vegas.”
“I would let him play with anyone because there is something magical about Anderson. I think he has gone from being a potential candidate to being a candidate.”
On paper, Forrest is the toughest opponent Anderson has faced in his professional career to date. However, The 23-year-old had an easy night with the veteran, only stopping him in the second round to lift his record to 13-0, with every win coming by knockout.
There are many levels between Jerry Forrest and Tyson Fury, so Anderson will need a big 2023 if he is to thoroughly prepare for a shoot at ‘The Gypsy King’ next year.
Meanwhile, Fury’s focus seems to be entirely on unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk, with talks for an undisputed clash next year said to be progressing well.
The battle to determine the legacy is expected to take place in the Middle East, with many lucrative site fees already being offered to host the event.