Tyson Fury named youngster who won on Deontay Wilder 3 undercard as next heavyweight champion.
Tyson Fury has backed American talent Jared Anderson as his successor as WBC world heavyweight champion, his promoter Bob Arum has revealed.
The 21-year-old caught the eye on the undercard of Fury’s trilogy bout triumph against Deontay Wilder, stopping Vladimir Tereshkin in the second round – extending his record to ten wins, all by way of knockout, and zero defeats.
Anderson is set to be back in action on December 11th on the undercard of Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey, which is primetime for TV coverage as it takes place following the Heisman Trophy.
It’s set to be another stern challenge for the young fighter and Arum has detailed how highly Fury rates the American talent.
“Jared Anderson, it shows what we think of him, is going to open that show,” he told Sky Sports.
“There will be millions of people, having watched the Heisman, will continue to watch boxing and can see what Tyson Fury says will be the next heavyweight champion after him – and that’s Jared Anderson.”
“Tyson said the next heavyweight champion after him is Jared Anderson, and I saw it with my own eyes how Jared gave him fantastic sparring on both [second and third] of the Wilder fights.”
Tyson Fury’s father, John, has also spoken highly of Anderson, previously saying: “There’s one – Jared Anderson. He’s an unbeaten heavyweight with [promoter] Bob Arum.
“I do believe he can be the next big thing when Tyson is gone. But the kid is only 21-years-old. He’s got a bit to do yet.
“He’s the only one who stands out for me. All these other guys? They are all on the same par.”