Anthony Joshua’s Return to the Ring: Everything You Need to Know about the Upcoming Fight against Jermaine Franklin in London.

Big Fight Night: AJ vs Jermaine Franklin

Anthony Joshua is set to return to the ring this spring for the first time since his back-to-back losses against Oleksandr Usyk. The former two-time heavyweight world champion will take on American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin in April in his search for his first win since 2020.

Date and Venue:

  • Joshua vs Franklin will take place on Saturday, April 1st at The O2 Arena in London.
  • The start time for the card is yet to be announced, but the main event can be expected at around 10:30 pm GMT.

Live Coverage:

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  • Details about the undercard are yet to be announced. (More news to follow)

Promoter’s Message:

  • Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has sent a warning to AJ’s doubters ahead of his proposed return to the ring.
  • Hearn stated, “Get ready for the return of Anthony Joshua. He comes off the back of one good fight with Usyk and one where he was dominated, he’s fought the pound-for-pound number one back-to-back. The disrespect on this man’s name is unbelievable.”

Franklin’s Last Fight:

  • Jermaine Franklin is coming off the back of a controversial defeat to Dillian Whyte, with the American claiming he was “robbed” by the judges.
  • This will be Franklin’s second English bout, and he is set to take on the former two-time heavyweight world champion Joshua.

What to Expect:

  • Anthony Joshua will be hoping to repair his reputation and get back to his best against Franklin.
  • Joshua has a 7-0 record at The O2 Arena in London, where the fight will take place.
  • Franklin will be looking to prove himself against Joshua after claiming he was “robbed” in his last fight.

In conclusion, the upcoming fight between Anthony Joshua and Jermaine Franklin promises to be an exciting showdown between two talented heavyweights. With the return of Joshua to the ring and Franklin’s controversial defeat in his last fight, the stakes are high for both fighters. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the sport or a casual observer, make sure to tune in on April 1st to catch all the action live.

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