Presented by AutoZone, Top Rank Boxing on ESPN brings you Anderson vs. Rudenko, broadcasting live this Saturday, August 26, at 10:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ directly from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Watch the Top Rank Presents Anderson vs Rudenko online here
In the main event, the 10-round bout, Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson, a pride of Toledo, Ohio, steps into the ring to face Ukrainian contender Andriy Rudenko.
How to watch Jared Anderson vs. Andriy Rudenko in the U.K., Australia, Canada
|Region||TV channel||Live streaming|
|UK and Ireland||Sky Sports||—|
Anderson (15-0, 14 KOs) made his professional debut in 2019 and has risen through the ranks to become a prominent contender. His first 14 fights were concluded within six rounds or fewer. Despite being only 23 years old, he’s set to make his third appearance of 2023, having triumphed over former world champion Charles Martin in front of 7,234 hometown fans earlier this year.
Rudenko (35-6, 21 KOs), at 39 years old, boasts over 16 years of professional experience. He maintained an undefeated record of 24-0 before facing losses against then-unbeaten contenders Lucas Browne and Hughie Fury. In recent times, he has posed formidable challenges to some of the heavyweight division’s elite fighters.
In the co-feature, a 10-round match-up, powerful Nigerian contender Efe Ajagba squares off against the undefeated Kazakh southpaw Zhan Kossobutskiy. Ajagba (17-1, 13 KOs), an Olympian from the 2016 Games, has solidified his reputation as one of the division’s most ferocious punchers. Kossobutskiy (19-0, 18 KOs), a 34-year-old southpaw hailing from Kostanay, Kazakhstan, has a track record of completing fights early, with just one of his bouts going the distance – a six-round decision victory over Kostiantyn Dovbyshchenko in September 2018.
The undercard, exclusively available on ESPN+, will begin streaming at 6:50 p.m. ET / 3:50 p.m. PT.
Bringing you the action, ESPN’s Joe Tessitore will provide the play-by-play commentary alongside Hall of Famer Timothy Bradley, Jr. Mark Kriegel and Bernardo Osuna will contribute as reporters on the ground.
Jared Anderson vs. Andriy Rudenko fight card
- Jared Anderson vs. Andriy Rudenko Heavyweights
- Efe Ajagba vs. Zhan Kossobutskiy; Heavyweights
- Bakhodir Jalolov vs. Onoriode Ehwarieme; Heavyweights
- Bruce Carrington vs. Angel Antonio Contreras; Featherweights
- Nico Ali Walsh vs. Sona Akale; Middleweights
- Abdullah Mason vs. Cesar Villarraga; Lightweights
- Charly Suarez vs. Yohan Vasquez; Super Featherweights
- Ablaikhan Zhussupov vs. Wiston Campos; Welterweights
Anderson vs. Rudenko (All Times ET)
|Sat., Aug 26||10:30 p.m.||Main||Jared Anderson vs. Andriy Rudenko||ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+
|Co-Feature||Efe Ajagba vs. Zhan Kossobutskiy|
|6:50 p.m.||Feature||Bruce Carrington vs. Angel Antonio Contreras||ESPN+|
|Undercard||Jeremiah Milton vs. Craig Lewis|
|Undercard||Nico Ali Walsh vs. Sona Akale|
|Undercard||Abdullah Mason vs. Cesar Villarraga|
|Undercard||Ablaikhan Zhussupov vs. Winston Campos|
|Undercard||Charly Suarez vs. Yohan Vasquez|