Former unified Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua faces Jermaine Franklin this afternoon (Sat, April 1, 2023) in London, England, hoping to prove he still belongs among the best despite suffering two painful losses to Oleksandr Usyk.
At 18, Joshua, now 33, entered the boxing ring. He is a two-time heavyweight champion who has lost two of his last three bouts, both to Oleksandr Usyk. A victory may put Watford’s own Joshua back in the running for the undisputed title bout between Tyson Fury and Usyk.
Joshua has brought on a new trainer for this bout, making it his third trainer in as many bouts. Joshua thinks that Derrick James, who trains welterweight king Errol Spence Jr., is the missing link in his development.
How to watch Joshua vs Franklin fight in Canada?
- Date: Saturday, April 1 | Sunday, April 2
- Start time: 2 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. GMT. | 5 a.m. AEDT
- Main event: 5:30 p.m. ET | 9:30 p.m. GMT | 8:30 a.m. AEDT
- Venue: O2 Arena in Greenwich, London.
- Stream: FITEPASS PPV
On April 1, Joshua will face Franklin in a boxing match. At 2 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. GMT / 5 a.m. AEDT, the main card will begin. Depending on the length of the undercard fights, Joshua and Franklin might take the ring as early as 8:30 a.m. AEDT (which is 5:30 p.m. ET, 9:30 p.m. GMT, and 11:30 a.m. AKST).
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Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin fight card
- Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin; Heavyweights
- Fabio Wardley vs. Michael Polite-Coffie; Heavyweights
- Galal Yafai vs. Moises Calleros; Flyweights
- Austin Williams vs. River Wilson-Bent; Middleweights
- Campbell Hatton vs. Louis Fielding; Super Lightweights
Before The Bell Preliminary Card
Light heavyweight: John Hedges vs Daniel Bocianski
Super featherweight: Ziyad Almaayouf vs Georgi Velichkov
Super featherweight: Jordan Flynn vs Kane Baker
Cruiserweight: Benoit Huber vs Juergen Uldedaj
Heavyweight: Peter Kadiru vs Alen Lauriolle
|AJ vs Franklin tale of the tape|
|Anthony Joshua||Jermaine Franklin|
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
Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin Odds & Prediction
Joshua – 1/10
Franklin – 6/1
Draw – 22/1
Anthony Joshua, a two-time former heavyweight champion, will return to London on Saturday to take on Jermaine Franklin in the main event in a bout that will be broadcast on DAZN. Joshua is currently riding a two-fight losing streak.
Can Joshua (24-3, 22 KO) gain major results from his efforts with his new trainer Derrick James, or will Franklin (21-1, 14 KO) be able to pull off a major upset and earn himself a top name in the heavyweight ranks following his own close loss to Dillian Whyte in November?