Boxing: Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Prediction, Vegas Odds & Preview (Apr 1)

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  • Must-win bout for Anthony Joshua scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Jermaine Franklin looking for an immediate response after suffering his first career defeat against Dillian Whyte

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A massive night of boxing action is set for the O2 Arena, London, as Anthony Joshua makes his long-awaited return to the ring. The former two-time world heavyweight champion was last seen last year when losing to Oleksandr Usyk, and there will be immense pressure on the Brit for this showdown against Jermaine Franklin.

Schedule and How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Where: O2 Arena, London, England
  • How To Watch: DAZN

Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Vegas Odds

BoxerVegas Odds
Anthony Joshua-1000
Jermaine Franklin+600
Total RoundsVegas Odds
Under 7.5TBA
Over 7.5TBA

Fight Preview

The weight of the world has appeared to be on the shoulders of Anthony Joshua throughout his career after winning gold at the 2012 Olympics. However, on April 1, the Brit faces a potentially career-defining bout against Jermaine Franklin. It’s fair to say that AJ’s career is at a crossroads, as he suffered back-to-back defeats against Oleksandr Usyk. The latest of those saw him lose by a split decision in Saudi Arabia.

Any hope that Joshua has of getting back into the packed heavyweight title picture will rely on him beating Franklin and beating him comfortably. Joshua’s last win was recorded nearly two years ago, as he beat Kubrat Pulev by KO in the ninth round. However, his record has now dipped to 24-3.

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Jermaine Franklin is certainly not an opponent that Joshua should be taken lightly. The American only lost his perfect professional record late last year with a majority decision loss against Dillian Whyte. Prior to that, Franklin had won all 21 previous bouts.

The heavyweight has been a knockout specialist throughout his career, claiming 14 of his 21 wins by that method. Franklin has already beaten some talented heavyweights throughout his career, with the standout win coming in 2019 with a unanimous decision win over Rydell Booker. His display against Whyte was encouraging, and he could have the tools to ensure a tricky evening for Joshua.

Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin: Prop Bet

The pressure will be on Joshua to win and win well against his American opponent on April 1. So often, AJ has proven to be too strong for the tier of heavyweights just below the elite, and we expect that to be the case once again in London. We could see the Brit scoring a KO win in the seventh.

Prop Bet SelectionVegas Odds
Anthony Joshua Round 7TBA

Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Predictions

Franklin has never been stopped in his professional career to date. However, we could see that changing in London. Joshua will need a statement win to be taken seriously in the heavyweight division again, and we could see him doing just that will a stoppage victory.

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