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Jared Anderson happy to face Tyson Fury keeping friendship aside

Rising undefeated heavyweight puncher Jared Anderson will return to the ring on Saturday night in Toledo, against his most experienced opponent to date - former IBF world champion Charles Martin.

Anderson has knocked out all of his opponents. Martin has only been stopped by former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

The 23-year-old fighter is promoted by Top Rank, who also guide the career of WBC world champion Tyson Fury.

Anderson has trained side by side with Fury, but he's willing to put their friendship aside for a crack at Fury's title.

"Without a doubt. It's always business," Anderson told Sky Sports. "I think he's, if not the, but one of the highest paid fighters in the game right now. So by all means. It's a means to an end for me."

In his last two fights, Anderson put away experienced foes like Jerry Forrest and George Arias within three rounds - and called for fights with division veterans such as Dillian Whyte and Daniel Dubois.

But Whyte and Dubois are not interested in facing Anderson - at least for the moment.

"If everybody was competitors as they say, everybody was out to be the best, they would fight," Anderson said. "But they're not."


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