Anthony Joshua has shared his last few words before making his ring comeback against Jermaine Franklin as the two heavyweights are scheduled to square off next week.
In Joshua’s last two fights, Oleksandr Usyk defeated the Brit twice in a row, and AJ is now eager to regain his glory. In the O2 Arena in London, UK, on April 1st, the British boxer will return to the ring with fresh energy.
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How does Anthony Joshua view his next opponent Jermaine Franklin?
Joshua needed to pick a fight that he could stay confident that he will win since his professional future depends on it. Thus, many boxing promoters believe that the best bet for AJ right now is a matchup with Jermaine Franklin. In an interview with DAZN Boxing, the 33-year-old boxer shared what he thinks about his next opponent.
“Here we have my next opponent Jermaine Franklin, who I’ll be facing April 1st. I think it’s good that he’s getting an opportunity because every fighter deserves an opportunity,” said Joshua.
— Jermaine Franklin Jr (Official Pg) (@JermaineFrankl6) March 22, 2023
Jermaine also suffered a defeat in his last bout against Dillian Whyte. So it is quite obvious that the American fighter is also looking to get back on the winning track. Franklin has been boxing since he was 11 years old. With such a long ring experience, the 989 Assassin can do anything to anyone.
“I don’t look at him like he’s a comeback fight for AJ. I think that’s what the media and the narrative that has been created around his next, but I don’t think he’s looking at himself as a comeback fighter. Joshua added.
— Jermaine Franklin Jr (Official Pg) (@JermaineFrankl6) March 20, 2023
Jermaine, on the other hand, has a 21-1-0 record since going pro in 2015 and hasn’t lost since last November.
What are Anthony Joshua’s plans for the future?
AJ debuted on the professional boxing scene in 2013, and as of right now, he has a 24-3-0 record. The British boxer went six years without losing before losing to Andy Ruiz, ending his unbeaten streak. With a victory against Jermaine, AJ is hopeful to go for Tyson Fury in the future.
“I hope I’m victorious on April 1st because apparently, if I lose against him, my career is done, and that means no one will let me fight by the sound of things. So all these narratives that they create. I just need to make sure I live in my own realms.” Joshua further added.
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) March 26, 2023
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