Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua fight is a probable opponent for Jermaine Franklin next fight in early 2023 after his glowing overall performance closing Saturday night in opposition to Dillian Whyte in London.
Last weekend in London, Dillian Whyte lower back to the boxing ring for the first time on the grounds that losing to Tyson Fury at Wembley. He squared off with Jermaine Franklin and the expectation, for the maximum element, become that he’d get lower back to prevailing methods – and that he may additionally even achieve this emphatically.
Alas, there wasn’t anything that emphatic approximately it with Franklin proving that he could hang with a number of the excellent boxing heavyweights in the global.
Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Fight Preview
The two went to a decision and despite the fact that Franklin wasn’t glad approximately it, Whyte did control to get the nod from the judges to stop his opponent’s unbeaten record as a professional.
It’ll reflect badly on Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) and Hearn if Whyte is selected as his next opponent due to the fact there’s an excessive amount of taint that is following him within the aftermath of what fanatics sense was a native land selection over Franklin.
It could look good on Hearn’s component if he did the right issue with the aid of giving Franklin the chance to get existence-changing cash in opposition to Joshua in place of permitting the already financially rich Whyte to get the shot at AJ following his debatable win.
There’s been a super backlash from fans over the results of the Whyte-Franklin combat, with many human beings feeling that Franklin (21-1, 14 KOs) deserved the victory, now not the place of origin fighter Whyte (29-three, 19 KOs), who was beaten to the punch the complete combat.
Despite Hearn’s excellent efforts to whitewash the outcomes of the combat by saying that Whyte swept the championship rounds, boxing lovers trust that Franklin became outright robbed by means of the judges and must have had his hand raised.
Hearn gave the impression of a damaged report, again and again speaking about how if there has been any other minute left within the twelfth, Whyte might have knocked out Franklin. That kind of magical wondering didn’t exchange what passed off within the ring, unfortunately. The truth is, Whyte regarded VERY vintage and was ruled by way of a more youthful, faster, and technically superior Franklin.
Joshua shoots for a return
Anthony Joshua has got some work to do if he wants to get back in the good books of professional boxing fans, especially in the United Kingdom.
‘AJ’ has suffered consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk and in the latter of those two defeats, he went on an impromptu rant on the microphone when speaking to the crowd in Saudi Arabia.
He’s [Joshua] searching at Dillian and Franklin as potential subsequent warring parties, stated Eddie Hearn to Behind The Gloves after Dillian Whyte’s questionable victory over Jermaine Franklin ultimate Saturday night.
“Even Jermaine Franklin might be inside the hat after that overall performance,” said Hearn about a capacity opponent for Joshua’s subsequent fight. “Otto Wallin. Dmitri [Salita] is trying to get me to fight him.
He starts to approach camp in January now and starts to look at a fight date, Hearn continued about Anthony Joshua. AJ wants to try different trainers. He wants to learn. He may not work with one trainer for the rest of his career. I don’t think he wants to make big changes.
He’s got his style. He’s got to refine it, and he’s got to be confident with it. Whether that’s Roy Jones, I don’t know.