Jared Anderson takes it to veteran Jerry Forrest throughout their transient battle on Dec. 10, 2022. Photograph by Mikey Williams/High Rank Inc by way of Getty Photos
Certainly one of The Ring’s fashionable annual awards, Prospect of the 12 months started in 1983 with junior light-weight up-and-comer Kenny Baysmore and continued with beginner legend/Olympic champ medalist Mark Breland (1984) and heavyweight sensation Mike Tyson (1985). The award was discontinued in 1989, however reinstated in 2011 with future featherweight titleholder Gary Russell Jr.
This yr’s nominees are:
Keyshawn Davis (7-0, 5 KOs), light-weight. The previous U.S. beginner star fought thrice in 2022, halting Esteban Sanchez (18-2) and Omar Tienda (25-5) earlier than shutting out former title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (35-6-3) over eight rounds.
Xander Zayas (15-0, 10 KOs), junior middleweight. The 20-year-old Puerto Rican prodigy fought thrice in 2022, besting Quincy LaVallais (12-2-1), Elias Espadas (22-4) and Alexis Salazar (25-4).
Jared Anderson (13-0, 13 KOs), heavyweight. America’s prime up-and-comer within the glamor division, the 23-year-old Ohioan fought twice in 2022, dispatching each Miljan Rovcanin (24-2) and spoiler Jerry Forrest (26-5-2) in two rounds.
Bakhodir Jalolov (12-0, 12 KOs), heavyweight. The 2020 Olympic champ fought 4 occasions in 2022, besting journeyman Kamil Sokolowski (11-25-2), robust Belgian glove-trotter Jack Mulowayi (11-2-1), and American gatekeeper Curtis Harper (14-8).
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