Bob Arum Wants Jared Anderson Vs. Daniel Dubois

November 15, 2023
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Bob Arum is targeting a fight between Daniel Dubois and Jared Anderson. 

The 23-year-old Anderson is one of the most active heavyweights out there. He has already fought three times this year with fights against George Arias, Charles Martin and Andrii Rudenko.

Although that may be the case, the American has indicated that he does not see himself too long in the sport. Anderson’s primary focus appears to be on securing the highest purses in the quickest amount of time.

Anderson’s Future

“I’ve been doing this since I was eight-years-old, I’m burned out. If you don’t use it, you lose it. I’ve took a break from things before and coming back is never the same. I know that if I take too long of a time off, and I’ve noticed that also in my career so far, the times that I did take longer off, when I come back I am not the same. Now, I just stay in the gym. If I stay in the gym for two or three more years by the time that I want retire I will be perfectly fine with it,” Anderson

And in order for him to do that, the heavyweight must manoeuvre himself into a title position. And facing Dubois could be a good move.

The former recently was stopped by Oleksandr Usyk as the then WBA mandatory missed out on the chance to become a unified heavyweight champion.

However, his performance was commendable. The Brit did drop Usyk in the fifth round as the Ukrainian could have been counted out. Nevertheless, Dubois’ punch was deemed a low blow.

Although Dubois’ team have appealed the decision, on the basis of trying to make it a no-contest and demand an immediate rematch, a fight with Anderson could be an alternative. And that is what Arum was intent on making. 

Arum On Anderson-Dubois

“Perfect. If Frank [Warren] will serve him up to me, we’ll take him. He’s [Jared Anderson] fighting again in November. I think it’s a Thursday, the 16th, in Vegas on a big card with Shakur Stevenson [and Edwin De Los Santos], the week of the Formula One race in Las Vegas. Then he will have fought four times this year, and we hope to have him in the ring four more times next year, and then we’re going to go for a world title,” Arum

From a practical point of view, getting a fight made would not be too difficult. Arum and Dubois’ promoter, Frank Warren, do have a good relationship.

But whether the latter wants to risk Dubois by facing a young and hungry Anderson, who is undefeated with serious knockout power, is anyone’s guess. But one thing for sure is that Anderson wants the biggest names.

“I’m the best heavyweight in the world. I don’t give a f— what nobody is talking about. You hear me? I want those top names. I want those top contenders. Everybody who keeps calling people out, put my name on the list now. I’m not ducking. I’m not running. And you goin’ to catch this smoke,” Anderson said 

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