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Jared Anderson Drops, Stops Rodney Hernandez In Fourth Round

It took a little longer than any of his first five fights, but heavyweight prospect Jared Anderson produced another knockout Saturday night.

Anderson dropped and stopped veteran Rodney Hernandez in the fourth round of their scheduled six-rounder at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. A straight left hand and then a short right by Anderson sent Hernandez to the canvas with just under 50 seconds to go in the fourth round.

Referee Robert Hoyle quickly moved in to stop the action before Hernandez could attempt to get up. The time of the stoppage was 2:22 of the fourth round.


The 20-year-old Anderson, of Toledo, Ohio, kept his perfect record intact (6-0, 6 KOs). Anderson fought for the third time in 12 weeks within “The Bubble,” but this appearance lasted longer than either of his first two bouts there.

The 31-year-old Hernandez (13-10-2, 4 KOs), of Modesto, California, also was stopped in the second round of his previous bout by Scotland’s Martin Bakole (15-1, 12 KOs) on November 2 in Manchester, England. Hernandez has lost by TKO three times in eight years as a pro.

ESPN+ streamed Anderson’s win as part of the Jamel Herring-Jonathan Oquendo undercard.

An accumulation of Anderson’s shots bloodied Hernandez’s nose during the fourth round. Fighting from a southpaw stance, Anderson

A right uppercut by Anderson stopped Hernandez in his tracks with 36 seconds left in the third round. Anderson’s right hand landed to the side of Hernandez’s head just before the bell rang to end the third round.

Anderson drilled Hernandez with a straight left hand just before the one-minute mark of the second round. Hernandez got as low as possible to try to avoid Anderson’s power shots for the remainder of the second round.

Anderson landed two overhand rights just after the halfway point of the opening round. Hernandez landed a stiff jab 55 seconds into the first round. 

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by 1Eriugenus on 09-06-2020

20 is sooo young for a H/W. They don't tend to peak until late 20s. Jared has lots of time to grow.

Comment by champion4ever on 09-06-2020

He still has a lot of room for growth, improvement and development. He has a long ways to go. He only has 6 professional fights. Therefore, 2021 should be a very busy year for him.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 09-06-2020

Bring on Kingpin for 10 round fight.

Comment by sicko on 09-06-2020

Hand Speed and they way he mixes up his punches is impressive but of course the competition is not great but yeah Anderson has A LOT of Potential

Comment by Simple-Touche on 09-06-2020

I think Anderson should come back on Lomachenko vs Lopez undercard in October

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