Anthony Joshua v Jermaine Franklin Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions: AJ To Get Back To Winning Ways

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Former world champion Anthony Joshua returns to the ring in April against Jermaine Franklin. Can AJ climb back to the top of the mountain, or is he past his best?

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Anthony Joshua v Jermaine Franklin Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions

April 1 sees AJ back in the ring for the first time since his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last August.

Joshua has a lot of critics at the moment with a lot of people thinking he is way past his best and he will never be at the top table with the likes of Usyk and Tyson Fury every again.

I have to admit I used to be a big Joshua fan when he first started, but over the years he was shoved down our throats and, in the end, I didn’t really care if he won or lost.

I never want to see anyone hurt or sink into depression, and I saw signs that things weren’t right before the first Usyk fight.

Hopefully, he is in a better place now and he will just focus on his boxing instead of trying to be a celebrity. AJ has not won a fight since he beat Kubrat Pulev in December 2020. If he fails to beat Franklin, I don’t know where he will go from here.

American fighter Franklin has. A professional record of 22 fights, 21 wins and just one defeat. His only defeat as against Dillian Whyte in his last fight. If he is to beat Joshua, he will need to be smart and try and frustrate the Brit.

Joshua will be looking to send out a statement. On paper, AJ should have no real problems, but he will be quite cautious to start off.

I am backing AJ to feel his way into the fight and get a late stoppage. Go with Joshua to claim a KO win in the 10th round.

Anthony Joshua v Jermaine Franklin Boxing Betting Tips & Predictions: Fighter’s Predictions

Anthony Joshua: “I am looking forward to stepping back into the ring on April 1st at The O2 London. Mentally and physically, I feel ready. I want to put on a show and impress my coach as he has high standards. Franklin has a good style and a great attitude, which he has shown in recent fights.

Jermaine Franklin: “I’m ready to show the world why it’s time for me to take my place at the top of the Heavyweight division. Joshua had his time.  It’s my time to shock the world! This fight isn’t going to the judge’s card. I will have win number 22 come April 1. That ain’t no April Fool’s joke.”

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