Prospect Watch: Anthony Sims Jr. Dominates in Chicago

Super-Middleweight prospect 🇺🇸Anthony Sims Jr (20-0-0, 18KO) keeps climbing. The Indiana native who now calls Compton, California home, remains perfect after defeating ring veteran 🇺🇸Morgan Fitch (19-4-1, 8KO) on the Aleksandr Usyk- Chazz Witherspoon undercard at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

Donning an old school white robe and coming out to classic Motown, the 24 year old Sims put his charisma on full display and appeared carefree as he took the ring. As soon as the opening bell rang the switch flipped and he was in attack mode immediately making his way to Fitch, getting to work with stinging combinations.

A right hand from Sims popped Fitch square on his left eye causing a delayed reaction as the Pittsburgh native took a knee. After receiving the mandatory eight count Fitch was met with an even more aggressive Sims who clearly felt he had his man reeling and opened up on him once again backing him into the ropes before putting him down for a second time in the first round. Fitch rose and was warned by the referee that he had one more shot to show him something, and surprisingly, Fitch was able to survive the rest of the round.

A different approach was taken by Sims over the next four rounds as he chose to work behind his strong left jab and dominated in doing so. Sims knew Fitch couldn’t do anything with him as he held the advantage in speed, footwork, power and age. After displaying his skill-set to the TV audience and fans in attendance Sims closed the show on his opponent who had been broken but refused to quit, battering him into the ropes until the referee jumped in to save him in the sixth round.

Sims looks to be another prospect that’s about ready to contend with the top level guys and go for one of the titles out there. It should be noted that at the weigh ins he came in a half pound over the 168 pound limit, but with no titles on the line the show went on. Look for Sims to be back in action early 2020 with an outside chance of the end of 2019 with the little damage he took against Fitch.

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