Anthony Joshua Vs Jermaine Franklin: Everything You Need To Know

We've got you covered ahead of a big night of boxing in the capital this weekend
07:00, 27 Mar 2023

Two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua returns to the ring this weekend looking to get back to winning ways following back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk.

Stepping into the opposite corner is America’s Jermaine Franklin who pushed Dillian Whyte all the way in his last fight and was perhaps unlucky to find himself on the wrong end of the judge’s scorecards. 

Here’s everything you need to know about a hard-hitting night of boxing in the capital. 

Where: O2 Arena, London

When: Saturday 1st April, 2023 

How To Watch: DAZN. The undercard is set to begin at 6pm UK time with ring walks for the main fight expected at 10.30pm. 

Tale Of The Tape:


Place Of Birth: Watford, Hertfordshire

Age: 33

Alias: AJ

Record: 24-3 (22) 

Height: 6’6’’

Reach: 82’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Joshua was beaten by split decision in his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk last August in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Place Of Birth: Saginaw, Michigan 

Age: 29

Alias: 989 Assassin 

Record: 21-1 (14)

Height: 6’2’’

Reach: 77’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Franklin gave Dillian Whyte a gruelling contest at Wembley Arena in November but ultimately lost by majority decision.

Joshua: “I am looking forward to stepping back into the ring on April 1st at the O2 Arena London.” 

“Mentally and physically I feel ready. I want to put on a show and impress my coach as he has high standards. Franklin has a good style and great attitude, which he has shown in recent fights.”

Franklin: “I’m ready to show the world why it’s time for me to take my place at the top of the Heavyweight division. 

“Joshua had his time. It’s my time to shock the world! This fight isn’t going to the judge’s card. I will have win number 22 come April 1. That ain’t no April Fool’s joke.” 

Full Fight Card:

Anthony Joshua v Jermaine Franklin, heavyweight

Matteo Signani v Felix Cash, EBU European middleweight title

Fabio Wardley v Michael Polite Coffie, heavyweight

Austin Williams v River Wilson-Bent, middleweight 

Campbell Hatton v Louis Fielding, lightweight

John Hedges v Daniel Bocianski, light heavyweight

Ziyad Almaayouf v TBA

Peter Kadiru v TBA

Juergen Uldedaj v TBA

Betfred Odds:

Joshua: 1/12

Franklin: 6/1

Draw: 25/1

Anthony Joshua to win between rounds 10 and 12 - 5/1

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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