Jermaine Franklin makes harsh assessment of Anthony Joshua's resume ahead of heavyweight showdown

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Jermaine Franklin isn't too impressed with Anthony Joshua's resume ahead of their fight on April 1. 

After losing to Dillian Whyte last November on a split decision, Franklin showed that he can mix it with some of the world's best heavyweights, but Joshua will prove a much tougher test. 

But while Joshua has fought a number of big names including Wladimir Klitschko and Oleksandr Usyk, Franklin isn't impressed by some of the performances that form his 27-fight career. 

"I ain’t going to say they ducked Wilder, but it was kind of strange when that Wilder situation was going on and then he hasn’t fought Fury," Franklin told The DAZN Boxing Show when asked to give his thoughts on AJ's resume. 

"Boxing is a lot more business savvy than a lot of people think, there’s more to it than just ‘We’re going to fight’.

"AJ does have a tough resume, but there are a few questionable fights on there earlier on."

Franklin then went onto breakdown some of Joshua's past fights including the epic clash with Klitschko which the American marks with an asterix. 

"The Klitschko fight, you beat up an older Klitschko, against a younger Klitschko I don’t think that fight would have went the way that it did," Franklin said.

"The Usyk fight was questionable even though he lost it, but it was just the way he was fighting, I’ve seen better performances from him."

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