Jared Anderson demolished Oleksandr Teslenko with a devastating one-punch knockout to enhance his reputation as America’s most exciting heavyweight contender.
The unbeaten 22-year-old unloaded a huge right hand that dropped Teslenko heavily to the canvas as Anderson extended his destructive record, with all 11 wins coming by stoppage.
Anderson has already been hailed as future world champion by Tyson Fury, who sparred with the dangerous puncher before his recent win over Deontay Wilder.
Showcasing his speed, Anderson sent out stiff jabs from a southpaw stance, and caught Teslenko with a short right hook in the opening round.
Switching to orthodox, Anderson quickly readjusted his aim in the second, delivering a booming straight right that ripped through Teslenko’s defences to dramatically end the fight.
Promoter Bob Arum has revealed that he intends to quicken Anderson’s progression towards a title fight.
“Next year Jared will fight big names,” Arum told Sky Sports.
“He is a young man, just 22, and I believe him to be the future of the heavyweight division.
“Jared has great skills but also great habits. He is an athlete in the truest sense of the word.”