Who is Jermaine Franklin? Background, record, championships, biggest wins of Dillian Whyte’s next opponent

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American heavyweight Jermaine Franklin makes the journey across the Atlantic Ocean to take on Dillian Whyte at London's OVO Arena Wembley live on DAZN

For Whyte, this is a chance to bounce back from being knocked out by WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury earlier this year and put him in position for a rematch with Anthony Joshua in 2023. 

But while this will be Franklin's biggest test to date, he has been spending time with Fury who will have the inside track on how to overcome 'The Bodysnatcher' 

DAZN takes a look at the career of Franklin ahead of Saturday's fight below. 

What is Jermaine Franklin's professional record? 

Jermaine Franklin boasts a 21-0 professional record with 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout. 


Jermaine Franklin is yet to fight for a world title. 

Biggest wins

Jermaine Franklin is yet to beat anyone of note, but a win against Dillian Whyte would be his biggest win in his professional career. 

Whyte vs. Franklin fight date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, November 26
  • Time: 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET 
  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:53 p.m. GMT / 5:53 p.m. ET

The main card is set to get underway at 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10:53 p.m. GMT / 5:53 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

Can I watch Whyte vs. Franklin on DAZN?

The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. 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 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 Whyte vs. Franklin fight?

The fight will take place at the OVO Arena Wembley in London.

Dillian Whyte record and bio

  • Nationality: British  
  • Date of birth: April 11, 1988 
  • Height: 6' 4"   
  • Reach: 78"  
  • Total fights: 31
  • Record: 28-3 (19 KOs)  

Jermaine Franklin record and bio

  • Nationality: American  
  • Date of birth: October 21, 1993   
  • Height: 6' 2"  
  • Reach: 77"  
  • Total fights: 21
  • Record: 21-0 (14 KOs)  

Whyte vs. Franklin fight card

Main Card

  • Dillian Whyte vs. Jermaine Franklin; Heavyweight
  • Fabio Wardley vs. Nathan Gorman; For the vacant British heavyweight title
  • Pat McCormack vs. Christian Nicols Andino; Welterweight
  • Sandy Ryan vs. Anahi Ester Sanchez; Women's super lightweight
  • Cheavon Clarke vs. Jose Gregorio Ulrich; Cruiserweight
  • Mark Dickinson vs. Gideon Onyenani; Middleweight

Before the Bell

  • George Liddard vs. Nikola Matic; Middleweight
  • Thomas Carty vs. Pavio Krolenko; Heavyweight

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