Anthony Joshua next fight: Date, UK start time, undercard, live stream– AJ to face Jermaine Franklin in London

Joshua vs Franklin Date, UK start time, undercard, live stream

Former two-time unified Heavyweight Champion of the World Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) fights at The O2 in London for the first time since 2016 as he begins life under the tutelage of new head trainer Derrick James. ‘AJ’ returns to the scene of his first World Title win over Charles Martin to face another American contender in Jermain Franklin (21-1, 14 KOs). Saginaw’s ‘989 Assassin’ pushed Dillian Whyte all the way in a close points loss at Wembley’s OVO Arena last November and is relishing his shot against one of the biggest names in the sport.Joshua vs Franklin

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Anthony Joshua Details

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer who currently holds the WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles. He was born on October 15, 1989, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, and began boxing at the age of 18. Joshua won a gold medal in the super-heavyweight category at the 2012 Olympics in London, which helped to launch his professional career.Joshua vs Franklin

Joshua has a professional record of 24 wins, 1 loss, and 22 knockouts. He is known for his impressive physical strength and punching power, which has led him to victories over many notable opponents, including Wladimir Klitschko, Joseph Parker, and Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Jermaine Franklin Details

Jermaine Franklin is a professional boxer from the United States. He was born on May 11, 1994, in Saginaw, Michigan. Franklin started boxing at a young age and had a successful amateur career, winning multiple national titles.

In 2015, Franklin turned professional and quickly established himself as a rising star in the heavyweight division. He has an impressive record of 20 wins and 0 losses, with 13 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Some of his notable victories include wins over Jerry Forrest, Rydell Booker, and Pavel Sour.Joshua vs Franklin

He is trained by his father, who has been his coach since he was a child. Franklin is also known for his dedication to his community and his efforts to inspire young people to pursue their dreams.

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Joshua vs Franklin: Date and start time

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua’s comeback fight against Jermaine Franklin will be broadcast on sporterworld Live on Saturday, 1 April.

Joshua, 33, will be looking for his first win since 2020 following two consecutive defeats by unified champion Oleksandr Usyk.

Jeanette Kwakye will present coverage of the fight at London’s O2 Arena.

Live commentary of the bout will also be available on sporterworld and the sporterworld website.

Commentary will be led by Ronald McIntosh, who will be alongside Steve Bunce and Carl Froch to cover the bout.

Joshua will be fighting for the first time at the O2 Arena since 2016 against American Franklin, who recently lost to Dillian Whyte on points.

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Who is on the undercard?

  • Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin
  • Fabio Wardley vs Michael Polite Coffie
  • Matteo Signani vs Felix Cash
  • Austin Williams vs River Wilson-Bent
  • Campbell Hatton vs Louis Fielding
  • John Hedges vs Daniel Bocianski
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs TBA
  • Peter Kadiru vs TBA
  • Juergen Uldedaj vs TBA

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Joshua vs Franklin Date, UK start time

Joshua vs Franklin: How can I watch it?

The bout will air live on sporterworld exclusively, as part of the streaming service’s monthly subscription package. It is Joshua’s first fight in over eight years not to air on pay-per-view in the UK.

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How can I get tickets?

The latest information from Matchroom, who will promote the event, is this:

“Tickets are available to O2 and Virgin Media customers via Priority now.

“Tickets are available via The O2 venue presale and AXS presale from midday on Wednesday 8 February.


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