On Saturday night, Anthony Joshua will make his return to the ring against American slickster, Jermaine Franklin, and we’re telling you exactly how to watch the action.
With his career hanging in the balance, the former heavyweight champion will fight at the O2 Arena in London for the first time since 2016, in a bout that has piqued the interest of combat sports fans. While this contest will not have a title on the line, the masses are intrigued as to how the towering Brit will bounce back from two consecutive defeats to Oleksandr Usyk.
Despite boxing well in his collisions with the Ukrainian wizard, he simply couldn’t solve the puzzle in front of him. Subsequently, his star power took a hit, resulting in him having to go back to competing in 20,000-seaters rather than the 80,000 stadiums of the glory days.
Knowing the importance of a big performance, he’s hooked up with renowned trainer Derrick James, in the hope that the American can unlock his full potential.
In the early portion of his career, AJ resembled a wrecking ball, capable of knocking down even the sturdiest of buildings. However, in recent times, he’s opted to try and box his way to victory, and it’s been his undoing.
This weekend he collides with a master craftsman, capable of taking him to school if he’s not careful. While he came away from his bout with Dillian Whyte with a defeat on his record, many felt he deserved the victory. Therefore, he’s coming into this bout with a massive chip on his shoulder, giving the event all the ingredients of a not to miss affair.
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Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin: UK start time
Boxing enthusiasts can expect the bill taking place on April 1, to commence at 7 PM, with headline attraction estimated for 10 PM.
How to watch Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin
Those wanting to catch the action live can do so via DAZN. You can subscribe for £9.99 a month, here.
In addition, customers with an HD-enabled Sky box, can register to watch the bout on DAZN 1 HD on SKY channel, 429.
Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin: Full card
- Main event: 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
- Jordan Flynn vs Kane Barker
- Juergen Uldedaj vs Benoit Huber
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs Georgi Velichkov
- Peter Kadiru vs Alen Lauriolle
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