The former unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua returns to the ring on April 1st against American Jermaine Franklin in a 12-round main event live from The O2 Arena in London, England. The fighters will meet one last time at the pre-fight press conference.
Joshua is the biggest star in British boxing and coming off back to back defeats against former Cruiserweight champion and now unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Uysk.
Uysk utilized his ring savvy and southpaw stance to outbox Joshua. The elusive and shorter champion proved the first fight was no fluke and won on the scorecards in the rematch.
Joshua was emotional after the defeat and he even hired trainer Robert Garcia for the rematch only to fire him after one fight and go with American trainer Derrick James for his fight with Franklin.
At the age of 33 he is in his prime and has already accomplished great feats from winning the Gold Medal at the Olympic games in 2012 to winning multiple heavyweight titles in boxing. Now Joshua said he is fighting for the money because he has already accomplished a great legacy.
The underdog Jermaine Franklin is hungry to beat a name like Joshua and sees this as the perfect opportunity for him to make his name known in the boxing world by upsetting the British star in his backyard.
At the Press Conference the fighters and their teams will have one last say and address the media in attendance before the square off on Saturday night. The live stream will be available on the YouTube channels of DAZN Boxing and Matchroom Boxing.
Heavyweight – Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin
Middleweight – Matteo Signani vs. Felix Cash
Heavyweight – Fabio Wardley vs. Michael Polite Coffie
Middleweight – Austin Williams vs. River Wilson-Bent
Lightweight – Campbell Hatton vs. Louis Fielding
Light Heavyweight – John Hedges vs. Daniel Bocianski
Super Featherweight – Jordan Flynn vs. Kane Baker
Cruiserweight – Juergen Uldedaj vs. Benoit Huber
Super Lightweight – Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Georgi Velichkov
Heavyweight – Peter Kadiru vs. Alen Lauriolle
Watch the Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin Final Fight Week Pre-Fight Press Conference Live Stream on 8:00 AM ET / 5:00 AM PT on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.