Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine franklin: collision between the great
by ARYAN LAKHANI | VIEW 248
One of the most interesting boxing matches of the year is less than a few days away; Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin is going to be a competitive knock. It is a must-win for both these fighters, especially Anthony Joshua, who is on a daunting two-match losing streak.
The match will take place on Saturday, 1st April; the heavyweight clash is scheduled for 12 rounds at the O2 arena in London. Anthony Joshua reacted bitterly after his defeat against Oleksandr Usyk, and never before has the former heavyweight champion been on a losing streak, so he must be desperate for a victory here.
Conversely, Jermain franklin came off the very first loss in his career and must seek not to repeat the same mistakes. Both the fighters have a lot to gain and lose from this match, but it looks like a must-win for Joshua and franklin.
Anthony Joshua shares his thoughts
Both the fighters have fantastic boxing records, 24-3 (22 KO’s) for Anthony Joshua and 21-1 (14 KO’s) for Jermaine franklin. Anthony Joshua speaks to talkSPORT about his upcoming match and what exactly is running through his mind.
“You can’t really say that, I’ll be lying to you if I was like, ‘I’m going to do this, I’m going to come out southpaw” said Joshua to talkSPORT. “It’s all bulls***, I’m going to go in there and do what the f*** I do, and I’m going to get this win.
That’s what I’m focusing on”. “Let me go in there and do my job. I’m going to do my best, I’m not going to make it over complicated. I’m a good fighter. I’ve got a f****** good jab, good defence, good right hand, good uppercut, and I’ll find the gaps needed to break my opponent down”.
Anthony Joshua seems to be pretty confident ahead of his upcoming match on Saturday. It will be very interesting to see the outcome of this event since both the fighters are coming out of a loss, and a victory can make a significant difference in their professional careers.