In a recent incident, Ohio-based heavyweight sensation Jared Anderson found himself in hot water after being arrested for driving under the influence. He also had a firearm in his possession, as reported by TMZ.
Anderson has an impressive record of 16 wins, 15 of which were knockout victories. The incident unfolded when he was pulled over for exceeding the speed limit. The officer clocked him at 55 mph in a 45-mph zone.
During the stop, the officer noted a smell of burnt weed and detected the scent of alcohol on Anderson’s breath. Moreover, an open bottle of Don Julio tequila was allegedly seen in the vehicle.
Observations by law enforcement officers indicated that the 23-year-old boxer’s eyes were ‘bloodshot and glassy.’ When tested, Anderson’s blood levels registered at .038, falling below the legal limit of .08.
A search of the vehicle was conducted, leading to the discovery of a firearm in the glovebox. This discovery resulted in Anderson facing charges.
Anderson was booked for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle while knowingly transporting under the influence, as well as operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI).
With a professional record of 16 wins, Anderson has demonstrated exceptional prowess in the ring. His most recent victory saw him defeat Ukraine’s Andriy Rudenko within five rounds back in August.
In July, he secured a unanimous decision victory over former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin.
Just days prior to his unfortunate encounter with the law, Anderson received praise from Tyson Fury. He hailed Anderson as the future champion and the rising star of the heavyweight division.
Fury confidently stated ahead of his bout with Francis Ngannou at the end of October: “Jared’s the man. This is the future champ. I said it three years ago. This is the heir to the throne.”
Anderson’s journey in the world of boxing began in his teenage years. He has amassed an impressive collection of championships, ranging from the Elite National Championships to the National Golden Gloves.