The build-up is only getting more intense for the long-awaited comeback of Anthony Joshua, as he gets back into the ring for the first time in 2023.
The two-time world heavyweight champion will face American fighter Jermaine Franklin on April 1, shown live on DAZN.
There's a huge undercard on offer as well for the clash, and viewers can now sign up for DAZN on Sky in the UK, as can existing DAZN subscribers.
Here's everything you need to know about the Joshua vs. Franklin card, and how to watch the clash on DAZN via your Sky box on channel 429.
Joshua vs. Franklin fight date, full card start time
Before the Bell timings
- Date: Saturday, April 1
- Time: 3:30 p.m. BST / 10:30 a.m. ET
- First fight ringwalks (approx): 3:40 p.m. BST / 10:40 a.m. ET
The ringwalks for the first fight on Before the Bell are scheduled for 3:40 p.m. BST / 10:40 a.m. ET.
Main Card timings
- Date: Saturday, April 1
- Time: 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:41 p.m. BST / 5:41 p.m. ET
The main card for Joshua vs. Franklin is set to get underway at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10:41 p.m. BST / 5:41 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Can I watch Joshua vs. Franklin on DAZN?
The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe (except Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Armenia and Vietnam). You can sign up for a subscription here.
However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
|Mobile Devices||TV & Streaming Devices||Game Consoles|
|iPhone, iPad||Amazon Fire TV||PlayStation 4|
|Android phones, tablets||Amazon Fire TV Stick||PlayStation 5|
|Amazon Fire tablet||Android TV||XBox One|
|Apple TV||XBox Series X | S|
|LG Smart TV, Smartcast|
|Panasonic Smart TV|
|Samsung Smart TV|
|Sony Smart TV|
How to sign up for DAZN on Sky if you are a new subscriber
· Visit this URL: www.dazn.com/skyuk and follow the steps listed or call our contact centre:
o UK - 0870 248 0000 - Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge
o ROI - +353 1 55 66 555
· Once signed up DAZN 1 HD, you will also have access to the DAZN app
· More details can be found here: https://www.dazn.com/en-GB/help/articles/sky-uk-non-subscribers
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- Existing subscribers will not automatically have access to DAZN 1 HD, channel 429 on Sky
- Please visit https://www.dazn.com/en-GB/help/articles/sky-uk-existing-subscribers for more information
In the UK & Ire DAZN is available as a Monthly Saver (x12) at £9.99, an Annual Super Saver priced at £99.99 and a Flexible Monthly Pass priced at £19.99.
Where is the Joshua vs. Franklin fight?
The fight takes place at the O2 Arena in London.
Joshua vs. Franklin fight card
Before the Bell
- Peter Kadiru vs. Hueseyin Akdemir; Heavyweight
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs. TBA; Welterweight
- Juergen Uldedaj vs. Michael Webster; Cruiserweight
- Jordan Flynn vs. Kane Barker; Lightweight
- John Hedges vs. Daniel Bocianski; Light heavyweight
- Campbell Hatton vs. Louis Fielding; Super lightweight
- Austin Williams vs. River Wilson-Brent; Middleweight
- Matteo Signani vs. Felix Cash; For Signani's EBU European middleweight title
- Fabio Wardley vs. Michael Polite Coffie; Heavyweight
- Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin; Heavyweight