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Who won Joshua vs Franklin?
Anthony Joshua beat Jermaine Franklin by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 1st April 2023 at o2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 118-111, 117-111, 117-111 in favor of winner Anthony Joshua.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Galal Yafai was victorious over Moises Calleros, Fabio Wardley beat Michael Polite Coffie, Austin ‘Ammo’ Williams defeated River Wilson Bent and Campbell Hatton was victorious over Louis Fielding.
Joshua vs Franklin stats
Back in April 2023, Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Jermaine Franklin made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Anthony Joshua was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Joshua had a height advantage of 4 inches over Franklin. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Joshua & Jermaine Franklin fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joshua was 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 had fought 22 more professional rounds, 155 to Franklin's 133.
Anthony Joshua went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Joshua vs Franklin form
Joshua had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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 activity leading into the fight, Anthony Joshua had been fighting more than Jermaine Franklin.
Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 7 months and 12 days ago, while Jermaine Franklin's last outing had been 4 months and 6 days ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 10 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Franklin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Joshua vs Franklin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM BST at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:15 PM EST or 2:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Joshua vs Franklin?
Anthony Joshua was a 1/14 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Jermaine Franklin made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Anthony Joshua - KO||47.06%|
|Anthony Joshua - Decision||23.53%|
|Jermaine Franklin - KO||23.53%|
|Jermaine Franklin - Decision||5.88%|
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