Former world heavyweight champion 

Anthony Joshua

 defeated American Jermaine Franklin in the main event of the night of boxing, which took place on the night of April 2 at the O2 arena in London.

AJ dominated the ring throughout the match, but was careful not to put himself at risk.

In turn, the American often tried to clinch, which also negatively affected the spectacle of this confrontation.

After the final gong, the British and the American had a fight - Joshua patted his opponent on the back of the head with his glove, which Franklin did not like.

The referee and teams of boxers had to intervene in the situation to quell the passions.


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In the end, the judges unanimously gave victory to Joshua: 118-111, 117-111 and 117-111.

Joshua - Franklin fight review

Let's add that this will be AJ's first fight after two consecutive defeats against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk.

In August of last year, Joshua 

lost to

 Usyk in a rematch and was unable to regain the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts, which he lost as a result of the first fight with the Ukrainian in September 2021.

  • 33-year-old Joshua has 25 wins (22 by knockout) and three losses.

    AJ lost for the first time in June 2019 to Andy Ruiz, but in December of the same year he defeated the Mexican in a rematch and regained the titles.

  • As for 29-year-old Franklin, he has 21 wins (14 by knockout) and two losses.

    In his previous fight, in November last year, the American lost to the British Dillian White by decision of the judges.

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