Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin; Former champion Anthony Joshua faces off against rising star Jermaine Franklin in a heavyweight battle that has captured the attention of fight fans everywhere. The two will be the main event of a 10-bout show promoted by Matchroom Boxing. For the first time in his career, two-division heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is peering in from the outside. On April 1, AJ will meet American contender Jermaine Franklin for the first time under the guidance of his new manager, but in the comfortable confines of London’s O2 Arena. Dazn will merely stream the main event and all undercard bouts for the full 12 rounds.
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Date and time of Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Fight
- Date: 1 April, Saturday
- Event Starting Time: 2:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. BST
- Main Event Ringwalks (approx): 10:41 p.m. BST | 5:41 p.m. ET
The major event will begin at 7 o’clock. BST/2:00 p.m. The major event ring walks are at 10:41 p.m. ET (BST) or 5:41 p.m. ET (ET), contingent upon the length of the preliminary bouts.
Where is Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Fight held?
The O2 Arena in London is the setting for the Joshua vs. Franklin fight. The stadium has a capacity of 20,000
The O2 Arena was the site of Joshua’s first professional fight, and he competed there again in 2016.
Preview and Predictions for the Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin fight
Both Joshua and Franklin enter this fight with losses. Franklin fell to Dillian Whyte in November, and the former champion lost to Oleksandr Usyk in a repeat. This weekend, both Joshua and Franklin will be working to improve their respective marks.
Joshua won the IBF heavyweight championship with a 2016 victory over Charles Martin. Joshua won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. He had his first taste of world championship glory, but he would have many more. He won the vacated titles of the WBA and WBO by defeating Wladimir Klitschko and Joseph Parker, respectively.
However, in 2019, Joshua’s record dropped to 2-3 in his last five bouts. He dropped the titles against Andy Ruiz Jr., but later that year, he defeated an uninspired Ruiz. After beating Kubrat Pulev, Joshua dropped the titles again to Oleksandr Usyk, the previous undefeated cruiserweight champion. After losing again in August’s rematch, Joshua threw the belts to the ground and went on a tirade.
Since losing to Ruiz, Joshua has been working with different coaches. Now he’ll be training with renowned coach Derrick James and getting “back to the basics” before the battle.
In 2015, Franklin left college and entered the professional league. A 2019 majority decision victory over Rydell Booker was his most notable fight up until very recently. Franklin was defeated by Dillian Whyte, a previous contender for the world championship, in a contentious majority decision back in November. Even though Team Franklin was let down by the performance, they were aware that this would encourage more major bouts in the future.
Joshua is 6 feet tall and can throw punches that travel 81.9 inches. Franklin has a 6’2″ height and a 7’2″ reach in the ring. Therefore, Joshua benefits from bodily advantages. However, they both employ traditional fighting styles.
When we analyze their statistics, we find that they are very close to one another. Both Joshua and Franklin have impressive records: 24-3 and 21-1, respectively. In contrast to Franklin’s 14 knockdown victories, Joshua has 22 in his 24 victories. As a result, the previous winner had a higher percentage of knockouts.
We think Anthony Joshua will win by TKO over Jermaine Franklin.
Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Fight Card
- Heavyweights Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin
- It’s a heavyweight bout between Fabio Wardley and Michael Polite Coffie.
- Flyweights Galal Yafai and Moises Calleros
- Middleweight bout: Austin Williams vs. River Wilson-Bent
- Super lightweights Campbell Hatton and Louis Fielding.
- Lightweight heavyweight John Hedges takes on Daniel Bocianski.
- Super featherweights Jordan Flynn and Kane Barker
- Cruiserweight: Benoit Huber vs. Juergen Uldedaj
- Super lightweights Ziyad Almaayouf and Georgi Velichkov
- Alen Lauriolle vs. Peter Kadiru, heavyweight