Jared Anderson is the heavyweight with a 100 percent knockout, who drew the legendary comparison and is tipped as Tyson Fury’s successor.
The American prospect is 11-0, all inside distance and helped Fury in crucial battles before victories over Deontay Wilder in 2020 and 2021.
And according to his promoter Bob Arum, Anderson will soon inherit the throne of the Gypsy King.
Hall of Famer Arum – who has overseen seven decades in the sport – mentored some of the most iconic names in all of boxing.
It also featured Muhammad Ali, while the promoter saw Mike Tyson for the first time in 1986, becoming the youngest ever heavyweight champion at age 20.
And 90-year-old Arum compared Anderson to a pair of heavyweight greats.
He told Sky Sports: “Mike Tyson was a tremendous puncher who didn’t show much boxing ability.
“Jared has shown boxing ability and power. He reminds me more of a young Muhammad Ali than a young Mike Tyson.”
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Anderson is known by the nickname Big Baby, which he gave himself, and he’s sticking with it, even though he shares it with infamous heavyweight Jarrell Miller.
Anderson said: “I always felt like I was the ‘big baby.’ No disrespect to (Miller) or anything, but I think (the nickname is) mine, that’s my name.
“I came up with it. No one is going to use a name like me. I’m always going to be the better guy.”
Arum currently promotes unbeaten WBC champion Fury, 33, who recently knocked out 36-year-old Wilder in his October trilogy bout.
And the American promoter believes he also has the next heavyweight champion on his hands.
He added: “That’s what I really believe he will be. When Fury puts on the gloves, Jared will be in pole position to become the next great heavyweight.”
Wilder is yet to come back since his second Las Vegas loss to Fury – but Arum welcomes a year-end bronze bomber with Anderson.
He revealed: “Wilder is a fantastic talent. He hits like a mule, as Tyson will attest. Almost anyone in the heavyweight division will lose to Wilder.
“He must process. The one man who will be equipped to beat him by the end of this year is Anderson.
“I’ll be ready to discuss a potential Wilder vs Anderson fight by the end of this year.
“We’re preparing him to be the next heavyweight champion after Fury.”