LAS VEGAS (September 5, 2020) — Undefeated Heavyweight sensation Jared Anderson returned to Top Rank’s Bubble inside the MGM Grand Conference Center for his third appearance. Rodney Hernandez charged forward to try to speed up Anderson, but had very little to show for his effort at the end of the first three minutes.
Anderson patiently worked with his jab almost exclusively through the first two minutes. He attempted to time his right hand to catch Hernandez (13-10-2, 4 KOs) barreling forward.
In the second round Anderson started to chop away at Hernandez. The Modesto, California native’s offense was still absent, but he weathered a busy round from the Ohioan.
In the third round Anderson rocked the 31-year old with several right uppercuts. He worked the body with his left hook. Hernandez was more active through the first minute, but his punches carried little steam.
Anderson made his first appearance in the fourth round as a pro. He circled the ring with both hands down below his waist for the early part of the round before picking it up to close the fight. He punished Hernandez with a series of left hands that wobbled the Californian before backing him up to move in and close the show. Referee Robert Hoyle stood over Hernandez, on the seat of his trunks with his back against the ropes, and made the determination to stop the fight at 2:22.
The 20-year old picked up his sixth win with TKO4, picking up his fourth win in 2020 – his third during Top Rank’s residency at the MGM Grand.
The bout was a co-promoted fight with Antonio Leonard Promotions. Anderson was joined by coach Kay Koroma in his corner, who was also recently in The Bubble for the successful debut of fellow Ohioan Duke Ragan.
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