Jared Anderson vs George Arias Preview April 8th, 2023
Unbeaten heavyweight hopeful Jared ‘Big Baby’ Anderson of Toledo, Ohio returns to the ring this Saturday, April 8th when he takes on undefeated George Arias of the Dominican Republic. Anderson last fought in December when he stopped Jerry Forrest in the second round for the vacant WBO International Heavyweight Title. Arias last boxed in June when he beat Alante Green by an eight-round split decision. The fight from Newark, New Jersey can be seen live on ESPN and ESPN+ in America while those in the UK can see it on Sky Sports Action and Canadian fans can catch it on TSN 2.
Anderson vs Arias Betting Odds
- George Arias +800
- Jared Anderson -1500
‘Big Baby’ Anderson is just 23 years old and owns a perfect record of 13-0 with 13 Ko’s. He’s boxed just 28 rounds since making his pro debut in 2019 and that’s obviously because he owns a 100 per cent knockout ratio. He enjoyed a successful amateur career and won the 2017 and 2018 U.S. National Championships. Understandably, he’s being brought along slowly in the pro ranks but 12 of his 13 opponents have entered the ring with a winning record.
Anderson won the vacant NABF Jr. Heavyweight Title in October, 2021 when he stopped Vladimir Tereshkin in the second round. He stands 6-feet-4-inches tall with a 78.5-inch reach but isn’t the quickest or most fluid heavyweight out there. However, he certainly has the power and determination to make his mark in the division. He’s taking a slight step up in class this weekend as he works his way up the ladder to taking on some higher-ranked heavyweights.
Arias is a 31-year-old who now fights out of the Bronx, New York and enters the fight with a perfect mark of 18-0 with 7Ko’s. He made his pro debut back in 2014 following a short amateur career and has 92 rounds of experience under his belt. He isn’t known as a powerful puncher as his current knockout record stands at 38.9 per cent and he’s gone the distance in six straight fights and in seven of the past eight with his last stoppage coming back in 2018.
At 5-feet-11-inches tall and with a 74-inch reach, Arias gives up five inches in height and 4.5-inches in reach to Anderson so will need to work his way inside to be successful. He’s taking a step up in class himself this weekend as his biggest wins so far have been against the likes of Byron Polley, Robert Simms, Tyrell Wright, Keith Barr Gabriel Hernandez and Cassius Chaney.
This may be arguably Anderson’s toughest pro test so far as Arias is unbeaten but he hasn’t really faced anybody of note and he lacks power. Anderson as a big height and reach advantage, is also eight years younger and owns a 100 per cent knockout ratio. I’m expecting Anderson to win his 14th straight fight this weekend.
Anderson’s power will be the difference here.
Play Anderson -1500 @ BetOnline.ag
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