Big Baby Anderson moves to 8-0, 8 KOs

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21-year-old heavyweight knockout artist Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (8-0, 8 KOs) looked like he was going the distance for the first time against Kingsley Ibeh (5-1-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night inside the Bubble at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. That was until he finally laid out Ibeh with under a minute left in the fight. A left hook ended it at 2:19 of the sixth round.

“We will keep fighting prospects and people who say they can’t be beat,” stated Anderson. “I am here to fight the best. Since everyone wants it, why not give it to them? I wanted the Ibeh fight because I saw him push many prospects. The knockout came, and I made a statement.”

Featherweight Adam “BluNose” Lopez (15-2, 6 KOs) took a ten round majority decision over Jason “El Alacrancito” Sanchez (15-3, 8 KOs). Close fight. Scores were 95-95, 97-93, 96-94 for Lopez, who retained his NABF belt.

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Troy Isley W4 (40-36 3x) Bryant Costello (middleweight)
Floyd Diaz W4 (40-36 3x) Fernando Macias (bantamweight)

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  • Anderson looks like he might be the total package. Very good jab, fast hands, has some power….though it’s hard to tell how big a puncher he is being that his competition has been rather low-level to date. Normally goes to the body well, although he mostly abandoned that tonight. Not bad defensively either.

    There’s not a single particular boxer that I’m a huge fan of these days. On the flip side, there’s not a single one I seriously dislike either, with the possible exception of Anderson. He strikes me as a giant douche bag. Not a huge fan of the whole taunting an overmatched opponent thing. The dude had a nearly constant smug look on his face. I found myself hoping that Ibeh would nail him with something. Anderson is only 21, so I’m sure he’ll mature some, but he seems like a complete phallus right now.

  • I am not convinced about Anderson for now because I wonder if he will maintain discipline at the dinner table, as his income increases with more success.

    • Yoka’s last five fights have been against pretty solid trial-horse types, so even though Yoka has had only one more fight than Anderson, he has a definite edge in experience. Not sure what Yoka-Anderson would look like exactly, but there’s no need to rush Anderson into something like that. At 21 year’s old, they have plenty of time to develop him. I would think his management would bump up the competition level slowly but surely. Yoka might be a little too big a jump at the moment.

  • strong jab, good hand speed, ok defense. (not as elusive as i thought he would be)
    lets see him step it up a little more. he looks ready for more rounds and some mid-level competition

  • Anderson is an interesting prospect to watch, hopefully he develops as he goes along, but his style somehow reminds me too much of Dubois, one dimensional.

  • Anderson’s manager or team members might want to help him with some interview skills as his youth didn’t come thru in an endearing way after the fight. He came off as a shmoe. You have a platform on national television and you have no plan on how to present yourself after the fight to help move forward?

  • And another thought is, man I like watching Adam Lopez fight. This one was close though as Sanchez took the first four and looked to have won the last two. Great scrap! I’d much rather see those two fight than Anderson pummel an inexperienced opponent any day.

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