Boxing Tonight: Anderson vs. Martin Start Fight Results & Scorecards

By Boxing News - 07/02/2023 - Comments

Jared Anderson vs Charles Martin will be broadcast live tonight on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.

By Matt Lieberman: Heavyweight contender Jared Anderson will be headlining for the first time in his four-year professional career against Charles Martin in Toledo, Ohio today.

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The talented unbeaten 23-year-old Anderson (14-0, 14 KOs0 will be taking a big step up class against the hard-hitting Charles Martin.

WHAT TIME IS ANDERSON VS. MARTIN ?

  • Date : Saturday July 1
  • Time : 9 pm ET / 2 am BST (Sunday morning)
  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 11pm ET / 4am BST
  • The fight is being held at the Huntington Center, Toledo.
  • Viewers in the US can watch the fight live on ESPN,  In the UK, the event will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
  • The broadcast of the main event is set to start at around 9pm ET / 2am BST, with the main event due to begin at around 11pm ET / 4am BST. These times are approximate and could change based on the length of the fights on the undercard.

The 6’4″ Anderson’s recent blowout wins over George Arias, Jerry Forrest, Miljan Rovcanin, Oleksandr Teslenko, Vladimir Tereshkin, and Jeremiah Karpency showed that he needs to be stepped up against better opposition by his promoters at Top Rank.

None of those six fighters got beyond the third round against Jared, which tells you that he needs to be matched against better opposition to avoid him stagnating, as we saw with former Top Rank fighter Edgar Berlanga.

When Berlanga was brought up a level against bottom fringe-level opposition at 168, he looked dreadful and eventually left the company after being designated to undercard assignments. Anderson has been hyped as much as Berlanga, but his opposition has been on the same pedestrian level, making it impossible to know how good he is.

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“I’m different. I’m nice. I’m the best heavyweight in the world. I don’t care what anybody is talking about. I made that look easy because he helped it look easy. He wasn’t throwing punches,” said Jared Anderson to Top Rank Boxing about his third round stoppage victory over Georgia Arias on April 8th in Newark, New Jersey.

As you can see, Anderson isn’t lacking in self-confidence. It would be better for him to at least wait until he begins beating bottom fringe-level opposition before h begins touting himself as the best heavyweight in the division because it would be a better look on his part.

If Anderson successfully gets past Martin on July 1st, these would be good options for his next potential step-up opponent:

  • Efe Ajaba
  • Otto Wallin
  • Joseph Parker
  • Agit Kabayel
  • Fabio Wardley
  • Luis Ortiz
  • Ivan Dychko
  • Frank Sanchez
  • Arslanbek Makhmudov
  • Dillian Whyte
  • Jermaine Franklin
  • Carlos Takam

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the management for those heavyweights will let these fighters anywhere near Jared Anderson because he might wreck their careers.

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ANDERSON VS. MARTIN FIGHT CARD

    (ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

    • Jared Anderson 243.4 lbs. vs. Charles Martin 250.5 lbs
    (Heavyweight — 10 Rounds)

    • Abdullah Mason 135.2 lbs vs. Alex de Oliveira 135.8 lbs
    (Lightweight — 6 Rounds)

    • Arslanbek Makhmudov 263.4 lbs vs. Raphael Akpejiori 255.5 lbs
    (Heavyweight — 10 Rounds )

    (ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT)

    • Tiger Johnson 141.2 lbs vs. Jonathan Montrel 140.6 lbs
    (Junior Welterweight — 8 Rounds)

    • Dante Benjamin Jr. 173.3 lbs vs. Mirady Zola 173.9 lbs
    (Light Heavyweight — 6 Rounds)

    • DeAndre Ware 167.9 lbs vs. Decarlo Perez 167.5 lbs
    (Super Middleweight — 6 Rounds)

    • Husam Al Mashhadi 151.2 lbs vs. Rance Ward 153.6 lbs
    (Junior Middleweight — 6 Rounds)

    • Tyler McCreary 131 lbs vs. Deivi Julio 130.9 lbs
    (Junior Lightweight — 6 Rounds)

    • Jahi Tucker 151.8 lbs vs. Nicklaus Flaz 151.3 lbs
    (Junior Middleweight — 8 Rounds)