17-year old Dashaun Anderson is eyeing a breakthrough in the boxing game (Photo: Team Anderson)
By Chris Robinson
It’s been a few years now since I have been keeping in touch with young amateur Dashaun Anderson.
A native of Chicago, Ill. and now residing in Phoenix, Ariz., Anderson, 17, is ambitious as they come and has been updating me about his progress as a fighter for several months. Anderson has been active in the sport since he was eight years old, after heeding advice from his grandmother at the time, as she felt it would be a good fit for him.
“I’m training hard everyday,” Anderson told Hustle Boss, updating us on the latest with him. “I train twice everyday. I’ve been training for the pro level,”
“Only a couple more amateur fights, then I should be ready to go by end of 2017 or early 2018,” added Anderson, who trains out of the Broadway Boxing Club in Mesa.
Anderson appreciates the boxing culture in Arizona.
“Boxing in Arizona is like going against the new level of competition,” he stated. “Everyone here is basically fighting for a way out. It’s a difference from Chicago. ”
Anderson appreciate everything he learned from the amateur system, as he eyes his eventual pro debut.
“The amateur experience is like a beginning experience getting you into the sport,” said Anderson. “It’s like being around a different breed of athletes. You really get the taste of working hard that many people don’t know about. ”
There is no shortage of belief with Anderson, either, as he is aiming for legendary status in the sport.
“What I’m trying to accomplish is, I’m trying to be the best in the sport,” said Anderson bluntly. “Many people are built into the spotlight at an early age and are hyped up over nothing. I want to show people my work ethic and my determination [that] I bring into the sport, and show people I have what it takes to become the next Floyd Mayweather or even better then Floyd.
“My goals for when I leave this sport, is to be known as one of the greatest of my era,” Anderson added. “I want to win belts in multiple weight classes, and I want to sit right beside Floyd and become the next prince of the throne. So right there next to the king.”
Stay tuned for more on Dashaun Anderson and his journey into the boxing field. In the meantime, please follow him on Instagram for more updates.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com