o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Joshua vs Franklin?
Anthony Joshua could take on Jermaine Franklin in Saturday 1st April 2023 at o2 Arena in London.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Joshua vs Franklin stats
Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jermaine Franklin would make his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Joshua would have a large advantage in power over Franklin, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Franklin's 67%.
Anthony Joshua is the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Joshua has a height advantage of 4 inches over Franklin. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Joshua & Jermaine Franklin fight out of an orthodox stance.
Joshua is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Franklin, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 25 more professional rounds, 136 to Franklin's 111.
Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 5 by the IBF and 3 by the RING at heavyweight.
Joshua vs Franklin form
Joshua has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
He had lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Franklin has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Dillian Whyte on 26th November 2022 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Jerry Forrest on 12th July 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Emerald Queen Casino, Washington, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Rydell Booker on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had won against Craig Lewis on 13th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Motor City Casino, Michigan.
He had defeated Ed Fountain on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Hollywood Casino, Ohio.
In terms of recent activity, Anthony Joshua has been fighting more than Jermaine Franklin.
Anthony Joshua last fought 5 months and 7 days ago, while Jermaine Franklin's last outing was 2 months and 1 day ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Franklin's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Joshua vs Franklin?
Anthony Joshua is currently 2/25 (-1200) to win the clash outright, while you can get 6/1 (+600) on Jermaine Franklin if you fancy the massive upset.
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