Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET
Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:41 p.m. BST / 5:41 p.m. ET
TV : DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe
Place : The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London, England.
According to former British fighter and current commentator, Jonathan Davies, Anthony Joshua will look like he’s a brutal fighter when he takes on former champion, Jermaine Franklin, this Saturday.
In October 2017, Joshua fought Carlos Takam and weighed in at a heavy 254 pounds. He showed signs of being a heavy fighter, and he lacked the explosive combinations that he had prior to adding muscle mass.
It was initially believed that Joshua would lose his massive physique after he started working with Derrick James, his new trainer. James is a former boxer who doesn’t focus on boxing and instead trains his fighters by hitting the weight room.
Anthony Joshua Record And Bio :
- Nationality: British
- Date of birth: October 15, 1989
- Height: 6′ 6″
- Reach: 82″
- Total fights: 27
- Record: 24-3 (22 KOs)
Jermaine Franklin Record And Bio :
- Nationality: American
- Date of birth: October 21, 1993
- Height: 6′ 2″
- Reach: 77″
- Total fights: 22
- Record: 21-1 (14 KOs)
Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin Fight Card :
- Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin; Heavyweight
- Fabio Wardley vs. Michael Polite Coffie; Heavyweight
- Galal Yafai vs. Moises Calleros; Flyweight
- Austin Williams vs. River Wilson-Bent; Middleweight
- Campbell Hatton vs. Louis Fielding; Super lightweight
- John Hedges vs. Daniel Bocianski; Light heavyweight
- Jordan Flynn vs. Kane Barker; Super featherweight
- Juergen Uldedaj vs. Benoit Huber; Cruiserweight
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Georgi Velichkov; Super lightweight
- Peter Kadiru vs. Alen Lauriolle; Heavyweight
Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin Fight Prediction
It shows that Joshua is serious about making another run at a world title and knows that doing things the right way is vital to achieving that goal. At the weigh-in, he was at a career-high 255 pounds and looked incredibly ripped.
For a reason, Franklin is the opponent for this fight. He’s a talented fighter, but he’s not as competitive as he should be if he shows up ready to fight. In his last fight, he showed tremendous effort to get a win over a struggling Dillian Whyte, who is a vastly inferior fighter to Joshua. The real question for Joshua is whether he’ll show up and prove a point, or if he’ll stay the distance.