Anthony Joshua is back for his first fight of the year 2023 facing up against challenger Jermaine Franklin, the fight has been scheduled for the 1st of April at the 02 and is bound to be backed up with an impressive card full of talented fighters. Anthony Joshua the former two-time former unified world heavyweight champion is coming into this match on back-to-back losses against boxing fans P4P number one Usyk. Many boxing experts and fans have dubbed this match-up as a tune-up fight for Joshua and one he should easily win as he can’t afford to lose here against Jermaine Franklin.
In heavyweight boxing, it is very rare that fighters go their whole career undefeated given the nature of the sport. Joshua currently has three losses on his record one against Andy Ruiz Jr which he later avenged with a victory and two losses against the talented Usyk where he was outboxed. A defeat here though against Jermaine Franklin who is not of the quality of the other two fighters will leave a massive doubt about whether his career is over or not.
Jermaine Franklin has experience fighting British fighters as he took on Dillian Whyte where he lost on a split decision, a fighter that Anthony Joshua has knocked out in the past. We all know the massive quality that AJ possesses in a boxing ring and has defeated fighters such as Klitschko in the past. You do not become a two-time unified world heavyweight champion by luck.
This is bound to be a must not miss match-up with an expected sold-out arena to watch Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin.
Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Prediction
Anthony Joshua is one of Britain’s golden boy fighters with thousands of loyal fans who support him regardless of who he faces off against. He is going to have huge support during this fight with many people backing him to get the win. On paper, AJ is the much better fighter with a stronger pedigree on the big stage with the heavyweight division, you always have a puncher’s chance but Jermaine Franklin is going to find it hard to hit Anthony Joshua with a clean shot. Jermaine Franklin was unable to beat Dillian Whyte, a fighter that Joshua was easily able to beat in his career.
We predict Anthony Joshua to win by KO/TKO.
We are going with an Anthony Joshua victory by KO/TKO, AJ needs to revive his career after suffering two losses on the bounce in massive bouts against Usyk and this fight has been made for him to secure an easy win. Much respect for Jermaine Franklin for taking this fight but it is obvious that it’s a case of ‘lambs being led to slaughter’ AJ needs a win by any means necessary and a fight to keep him active as 2023 is a big year for the fighter. He is highly capable of producing KO/TKO victories with 22 of his 24 victories coming by way of KO/TKO.
Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Betting Tips
*odds correct at the time of publishing, subject to change.
Anthony Joshua To Win In Rounds 7-12
The first few rounds will be about Joshua getting back into his rhythm and he’ll most likely play it safe keeping his distance and working the jab. He’ll most likely grow into this fight and stop Franklin during the later rounds as he starts to get fatigued and overwhelmed by AJ’s ability. He stopped Pulev in round 9 of one of his title defences and Pulev is arguably a better fighter than Franklin.
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