The fighting pride of Toledo, Ohio, the undefeated puncher Jared Anderson shares a bill with fellow puncher Trey Morrison next month.
Anderson features in the 10-round heavyweight co-feature to Jose Pedraza vs Richard Commey. He returns to action against veteran Miljan Rovcanin.
“The Real Big Baby” will continue his rise as one of the best young fighters worldwide.
Bob Arum is always full of praise for his future world heavyweight title hope.
“We are thrilled to see Jared Anderson back in action. He is the world’s best young heavyweight.
“Fans will have another opportunity to see a future superstar.”
Anderson (11-0, 11 KOs) had a breakthrough 2021, securing four devastating knockouts culminating in December’s second-round blitzing of Oleksandr Teslenko.
He suffered a hand injury in training, which postponed his 2022 debut. Anderson is a 6’4, 240-pound former U.S. amateur champion.
The 22-year-old hopes to continue his knockout momentum against Rovcanin (24-2, 16 KOs).
The Serbian veteran has won five consecutive bouts since a stoppage loss to undefeated contender Agit Kabayel.
Anderson said, “I am 100 percent healthy and more than ready to get back in the ring.
“I’m creating a legacy for my last name and growing as a fighter with every fight. Tune in on August 27 because ‘The Real Big Baby’ is back!”
Tulsa native Trey Lippe Morrison (18-1, 17 KOs), who lost his undefeated record in his last bout, is scheduled to return in an eight-round heavyweight fight.
He fights in front of a hometown crowd after losing for the first time in his career last time out.
The undercard — streaming exclusively on ESPN+ — is also scheduled to include the return of heavyweight puncher Efe Ajagba (15-1, 12 KOs) against Hungary’s Jozsef Darmos (14-4-3, 10 KOs).
Ajagba, a 2016 Nigerian Olympian, has not fought since last October’s defeat to Cuban star Frank Sanchez on the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III undercard.
Injuries delayed Ajagba’s return, and he’s undoubtedly looking to reclaim his status as one of the division’s rising talents.
Tokyo 2020 U.S. Olympian Tiger Johnson (4-0, 3 KOs), from Cleveland, Ohio, steps up in class against Harry Gigliotti (8-3, 3 KOs) in a six-round junior welterweight scrap. At 23 years old, Johnson is one of the sport’s brightest young talents.
He fought at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in January and shut out the previously undefeated Xavier Madrid.
Standout junior welterweight prospect Kelvin Davis (5-0, 4 KOs) steps up against Sebastian Gabriel Chaves (5-4, 2 KOs).
Frevian Gonzalez (5-1, 1 KO), who trains with Pedraza, will see action in a lightweight bout against Gerardo Esquivel (3-2-1, 1 KO).
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, Pedraza-Commey and Anderson-Rovcanin will be live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
Furthermore, tickets starting at $49 are on sale now at www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com.