Anderson vs Martin: “Don’t blink”

06/29/2023 - No comments

The city’s pride, Jared Anderson, is all set to fight in front of his home crowd. In a recent interview with Fight Hype, he shared his excitement and insights leading up to the big day.

“I don’t even think it’s pressure,” Anderson says of fighting on home turf. “It’s just being a Hometown hero.”

It’s this kind of relaxed confidence that sets the greats apart, isn’t it? Undeterred by the fanfare surrounding the event, Anderson is purely focused on the game.

“No pressure at all. Happy to be here…I’m more than ready,” he assures.

As we all know, boxing is a sport of surprises. In this case, a last-minute opponent change due to visa issues. But Anderson is unfazed.

“I’m a firm believer everything happens for a reason…The same day I found out was the same day we found Charles Martin as the new opponent.”

Isn’t this acceptance and adaptability part of what makes a great boxer? Changing opponents might shake up some, but Anderson takes it in his stride.

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His camp? Houston. Anderson underwent his rigorous training regimen there, gearing up for the big fight. And he has a word of caution for the audience.

“Don’t blink,” he warns. An implicit reference to his powerful punches and potential for a swift knockout.

The betting odds for the match seem overwhelmingly in Anderson’s favor. He’s acutely aware of the expectations riding on him.

“I was minus 600, minus seven or eight hundred something like that. But now, it’s minus 1400. That’s a little wild, but you know, I’m just ready to fight.”

“Shout out to everybody in Toledo, thanks for caring for me, thanks for loving for me, thanks for showing the support,” he ends on a heartfelt note.

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