Paired up with another new trainer in Derrick James out in Dallas, the career-heaviest AJ needs to bounce back convincingly as he continues to eye the blockbuster showdowns in boxing’s blue-ribbon division – with talks of a summer bout with Tyson Fury being floated once more.
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Franklin returns to the UK as a significant underdog, but he demonstrated in his narrow points defeat by Dillian Whyte back in November that he is fully capable at this level and should not be underestimated.
Joshua vs Franklin Fight history
This weekend, Anthony Joshua faces Jermaine Franklin in his comeback bout, where Anthony hopes to make a statement.
This weekend, Anthony Joshua returns to the ring in London against American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin.
Following two catastrophic losses against Oleksandr Usyk, and more than two years since his last triumph, over Kubrat Pulev in 2020, Anthony hopes to regain his footing.
It will be Joshua’s first fight since firing trainer Robert Garcia and hiring new trainer Derrick James, and he has pledged to bring a better version of himself to the ring, with the official poster for the bout bearing the slogan “New Dawn”.
Jermaine fights in London for the second time in a row, having lost to Dillian Whyte on points in a bout many believed he won in November of last year.
What time does AJ vs Franklin fight on TV?
The main card is set to follow at 7 pm BST (11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET), and ring walks for the main event between Joshua and Franklin are due at 10.40pm BST (2.40pm PT, 4.40 pm CT, 5.40pm ET).
- Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin; Heavyweights
- Fabio Wardley vs. Michael Polite-Coffie; Heavyweights
- Matteo Signani vs. Felix Cash; Middleweights
- Austin Williams vs. River Wilson-Bent; Middleweights
- Campbell Hatton vs. Louis Fielding; Super Lightweights
AJ vs Franklin tale of the tape:
Born: Oct. 15, 1989
Reach: 82 inches
Total fights: 27
Record: 24-3 with 22 wins via knockout
Born: October 21, 1993
Reach: 77 inches
Total fights: 22
Record: 21-1 with 14 wins via knockout
AJ vs Franklin Fight Odds
According to Caesars, Anthony Joshua is the favorite at -1100, while Jermaine Franklin is the +700 underdog.
According to Sports Interaction, in Canada Anthony Joshua is the favorite at -1221 while Jermaine Franklin is the +591 underdog.
Where I can watch (AJ) Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin PPV on DAZN?
Unfortunately, the boxing fan can’t watch the Joshua vs Franklin fight for free. The PPV match officially covers DAZN.
Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin’s full card can be watched online or through DAZN. Here comes the subscription info.
DAZN monthly subscription:
- $19.99 on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month in the USA
- $24.99 per month in Canada
- £9.99 in the UK on a 12-month contract or £19.99 month-to-month
Note that, DZAN is accessible only from a few parts of the world. There is a live streaming service that you can access easily to watch Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin if you are unable to subscribe to DZAN. To access the streaming site just check out FitePassPPV and start watching heavyweight rivals from anywhere.