Joshua vs Franklin! Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin fight how to watch live online stream around the world? Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin: Date, UK start time, live stream, TV channel, undercard for AJ’s HUGE O2 comeback.
Former two-time unified Heavyweight Champion of the World Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) fights at The O2 in London for the first time since 2016 as he begins life under the tutelage of new head trainer Derrick James. ‘AJ’ returns to the scene of his first World Title win over Charles Martin to face another American contender in Jermain Franklin (21-1, 14 KOs). Saginaw’s ‘989 Assassin’ pushed Dillian Whyte all the way in a close points loss at Wembley’s OVO Arena last November and is relishing his shot against one of the biggest names in the sport.
Joshua vs Franklin: Date and start time
This 12-round heavyweight bout will take place on Saturday, April 1.
It is being held at The O2 Arena in London, a venue that Joshua has a 7-0 record at.
The early bouts will get going from 4pm on the night with the main undercard starting at 7pm.
Ringwalks for Joshua v Franklin can then be expected at around 10:15pm.
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Hoping to bounce back from these defeats, Joshua will take on America’s Jermaine Franklin on April 1, who is best known for his recent controversial loss against former AJ foe, Dillian Whyte.
The fight is set to take place at the O2 Arena in London, which has a capacity of 20,000, and despite the fight being less than a month away, there are still thousands of unsold tickets.
This comes as a surprise given that earlier in Joshua’s career he sold out Wembley Stadium twice with a capacity of 90,000 and the Principality Stadium in Cardiff twice with a capacity of 74,500.
Joshua vs Franklin: talkSPORT coverage
talkSPORT will have live coverage of the fight.
Our team includes former boxer Spencer Oliver, Adam Catterall, Gareth A Davies and match commentator Andy Clarke, who will deliver punch-by-punch commentary of every moment live from London.
Coverage of the undercard will begin at 7pm on talkSPORT 2 before switching over to talkSPORT for the main event at 9pm.
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The former heavyweight champ is looking to get back into title contention, however, and is starting things off with a tasty clash against Franklin.
The Michigan-born fighter lost a narrow decision to Dillian Whyte at the tail-end of 2022, but most thought he did enough to win the fight.
Should Joshua beat Franklin, a rematch with Whyte, who he knocked out in 2015, would be well on the cards.
Joshua’s career is effectively on the line, however, so he can’t take Franklin lightly.
Franklin, 29, will be looking to catapult himself into the heavyweight title picture himself, and a win over Joshua would give him some newfound fame in the US.
Robert Garcia is no longer Joshua’s trainer, with the Brit set to partner up with Derrick James out in Texas.
Joshua will be hoping some fresh eyes in his corner can reignite his career, with future super-fights against Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder still on his mind.
First things first – win emphatically against Franklin and those huge match-ups will be back on.
Former two-time unified heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua fights at The O2 in London for the first time since 2016 as he begins life under the tutelage of new head trainer Derrick James. (photos by Mark Robinson)
‘AJ’ returns to the scene of his first World Title win over Charles Martin to face another American contender in Jermain Franklin.
Fabio Wardley is riding high after claiming the vacant British Title in November with a third round stoppage over Nathan Gormley at Wembley Arena in London, and the Ipswich ace returns to the capital for his fourth straight fight and third in that run at The O2, and meets American Michael Polite-Coffie in his first fight of 2023.
[Photos Collect From boxingscene.com]