Anthony Joshua to Fight Jermaine Franklin in Return to the Ring
Joshua Hopes to Rebuild Reputation with Franklin Fight
Former world champion Anthony Joshua will face off against American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin in a much-anticipated fight in London on Saturday. With three defeats in his last five fights and the loss of his world titles, Joshua will be looking to rebuild his reputation in the ring. Although Franklin was beaten by Dillian Whyte in his last fight, Joshua’s 29-year-old opponent is expected to provide a confidence-building outing for the 33-year-old former champion. A win against Franklin may not result in an immediate world title shot for Joshua, but it would prove that he still has what it takes to earn such a fight later on.
Undercard Includes Hatton vs Fielding and Wardley vs Polite Coffie
The undercard for the Joshua-Franklin fight also includes interesting matchups. Campbell Hatton faces off against Louis Fielding with his recent win against Michel Gonxhe fresh in viewers’ memory. Meanwhile, Fabio Wardley and Michael Polite Coffie highlight the event in their British title fight.
Fight Set for April 1st at London’s O2 Arena
The fight is set to take place on April 1st at London’s O2 Arena, with the main event expected to start at 10:41 pm. The fight will be broadcast live on DAZN, with no pay-per-view fees – an unusual move from the streaming platform.
DAZN Packages Available for Viewing
While some last-minute tickets are still available, fans can also purchase a package from DAZN to watch the fight from the comfort of their own homes. Package prices have recently increased, with a rolling monthly rate of £19.99 and a yearly rate of £99.99. Those interested can view the DAZN packages and sign up on the platform’s website.
Joshua Hopes to Secure the Bag and Move On
Joshua spoke at a recent press conference about the match, saying, “I dream big and want bigger and better things in my life.” He hopes to move on from his recent defeats and secure a victory against Franklin.
Franklin Ready to Fight and Confident in Himself
Franklin also spoke at the press conference, saying that he is just excited to be in the UK for the fight. He has recently undergone a health journey and feels more ready and in shape than ever before. Franklin is confident in his abilities and believes that anything is possible in the sport of boxing.