Who is Jermaine Franklin? Background, record, championships, biggest wins of Anthony Joshua's next opponent

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Jermaine Franklin returns to the UK on Saturday night when he takes on Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight contest live on DAZN

As expected, most of the attention is on Joshua as he looks to get his first win following two back-to-back losses to unified world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. 

However, Franklin will be looking to provide a tough test and produce what would be a huge upset at the O2 Arena. 

The American showed that he can mix with some of the heavyweight division's biggest names when he went the distance with Dillian Whyte last November in a fight which he lost by majority decision. 

Now Franklin will be looking to prove once again that he is a legitimate heavyweight contender when he takes on the former two-time world heavyweight champion this weekend. 

DAZN takes a look at the career of Franklin ahead of his meeting with Joshua. 

What is Jermaine Franklin's professional record? 

Jermaine Franklin boasts a 21-1 professional record with 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout. 


Jermaine Franklin is yet to win or challenge for a world title. 

Biggest wins 

Dillian Whyte is the biggest name on Jermaine Franklin's resume but it is a fight which the American failed to win, but he might point to a 2019 win over Jerry Forrest as his best victory.

If Franklin is able to beat Anthony Joshua on Saturday night, it will be by far the biggest win of his career.

Joshua vs. Franklin fight date, start time tonight

  • 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 event 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, Macedonia, 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.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, fans can also subscribe to DAZN via Sky channel 429. Find out more here.

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
  Google Chromecast  
  LG Smart TV, Smartcast  
  Panasonic Smart TV  
  Samsung Smart TV  
  Sony Smart TV  

Where is the Joshua vs. Franklin fight tonight?

The fight will take place at the O2 Arena in London, England. 

Anthony Joshua record and bio

  • Nationality: British  
  • Date of birth: October 15, 1989
  • Height: 6' 6"   
  • Reach: 82"  
  • Total fights: 27  
  • Record: 24-3 (22 KOs)  

Jermaine Franklin record and bio

  • Nationality: American  
  • Date of birth: October 21, 1993
  • Height: 6' 2"  
  • Reach: 77"  
  • Total fights: 22  
  • Record: 21-1 (14 KOs)  

Joshua vs. Franklin fight card

  • Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin; Heavyweight
  • Fabio Wardley vs.  Michael Polite Coffie; Heavyweight
  • Galal Yafai vs. Moises Calleros; Flyweight
  • Austin Williams vs. River Wilson-Bent; Middleweight
  • Campbell Hatton vs. Louis Fielding; Super lightweight
  • John Hedges vs. Daniel Bocianski; Light heavyweight
  • Jordan Flynn vs. Kane Barker; Super featherweight
  • Juergen Uldedaj vs. Benoit Huber; Cruiserweight
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Georgi Velichkov; Super lightweight
  • Peter Kadiru vs. Alen Lauriolle; Heavyweight

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