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Jared Anderson to Face Rodney Hernandez in Third “Bubble” Boxing Bout

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson will take on nine-year pro Rodney Hernandez September 5 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. The long-awaited bout is Anderson’s third “Bubble” appearance.

In an official statement, Jared Anderson says that he’s “made his home in the ‘Bubble’ this summer.” “I’ve enjoyed coming to Las Vegas and putting on a heavyweight show for the fans. I don’t know too much about Rodney Hernandez, but I know he’s been in there with a lot of top guys and and usually goes rounds,” the 6’4″, 240 pound heavyweight adds.

“I can’t wait for this one. Top Rank keeps lining these guys up, and I’m knocking them out.”

Anderson vs. Hernandez is scheduled to precede the Jamel Herring vs. Jonathan Oquendo title fight for Herring’s WBO junior lightweight title. The undercard of the night also includes light flyweight prospect Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez vs. veteran Janiel Rivera; Christopher Gonzalez vs. D’Andre Smith; Ruben Cervera vs. Rennard Oliver; Steven Nelson vs. DeAndre Ware; Edward “Kid” Vasquez vs. Adan “Temo” Ochoa; and Rashiem Jefferson vs. Jose Martinez.

The undercard kicks off live, streaming on ESPN+ at 7:30 PM ET. The Herring-Oquendo and Nelson-Ware fights are set to stream live beginning at 10 PM  ET.  For more information, check out

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Candace Cordelia has been an on-camera interviewer and writer for In The Zone since the Summer of 2020. Candace's journalism experience includes writing for the New York Daily News and ABC Radio, where she also conducted celebrity interviews and audio production/editing for ABC Radio's national radio affiliates across the country. Her on-camera experience involves working as a backstage/in-ring interviewer with a number of independent wrestling promotions and as an actress. Candace is dedicated to bringing combat sports and eSports news to the In The Zone universe.
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