Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin: start time, undercard, TV channel, streaming info and fight prediction
Anthony Joshua will get back in the ring as he aims to put successive losses to Oleksandr Usyk behind him. The Brit will take on Jermaine Franklin, a man with just one loss in his career to date and there is likely to be a lot of pressure on Joshua’s shoulders in this one, knowing he needs to get back to winning ways if he is to remain a contender in the heavyweight division.
WHO IS ON THE UNDERCARD?
Not many bouts have been added to the undercard yet with just a couple to go at. More will be confirmed nearer to fight night:
Matteo Signani vs Felix Cash (EBU European middleweight title)
Craig Richards vs Ricards Bolotniks (WBA Intercontinental light heavyweight title)
WHERE IS THE FIGHT TAKING PLACE?
The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London, UK.
WHEN IS THE FIGHT?
Joshua vs Franklin takes place on Saturday 1st April, with the main event set to take place at around 10:30pm GMT (5:30pm ET).
WHEN IS THE RING WALK?
The ring walks for the main event should take place any time from 10:00pm GMT (5pm ET) but will depend on how the undercard plays out, with the event set to start at 7:00pm GMT (2pm ET).
WHAT TV CHANNEL IS SHOWING ANTHONY JOSHUA VS JERMAINE FRANKLIN?
The fight will not be shown live on TV in either the UK or US.
WHAT ABOUT LIVE STREAMING?
The fight can be streamed live via DAZN in both the UK and US.
WHAT ARE THEIR FIGHT RECORDS?
Anthony Joshua has won 24 of his 27 bouts, 22 by way of KO. He has suffered three defeats with only one coming before the final bell. Jermaine Franklin has only lost one of his 22 fights with 14 coming via stoppage while he is yet to be stopped himself.
Anthony Joshua needs to put in a performance here if he wishes to remain among the elite fighters in the heavyweight division. A third straight loss would be devastating for the Brit and he will need to be wary here as he takes on a potentially dangerous Jermaine Franklin. The American has lost just one bout in his career which came in his last fight with Dillian Whyte. Franklin lost out on the scorecards in that one and will need to be better but has the quality to cause Joshua some problems. However, with so much riding on this, Joshua should be able to make a statement and condemn his rival to a first KO loss of his career.
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