AJ v Franklin.

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Oreet Cha!, Mar 27, 2023.

  1. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! I know what I like and I like what I know. Full Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    Onto this weekend and it is AJ v Jermaine Franklin.

    AJ will KO the guy if he lets his hands go but Franklin was, imo and that of many others, extremely unlucky to lose back in Nov to Whyte via Points, I felt that he outworked the plodding Whyte.

    However, there are levels for a reason and an average Franklin, who shows heart, will 100% be getting chin checked.

    It will be a case of when, not if, Franklin topples over.

    Lastly, can the trolls who'll mention Fury within their opening lines bore off. Not interested.

    This thread is purely about AJ and Franklin. Cheers.
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  2. GDM74

    GDM74 Member Full Member

    Apr 19, 2021
    AJ to KO Franklin in rounds 1 to 4 - Odds are 10/3 - that seems value to me. Whyte made Franklin look better than he was...
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  3. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Active Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    Franklin is still very much an unknown, the Whyte fight was the first proper look I've had of him and I agree he was unfortunate to not come away with a draw....think I had Franklin winning by a round but there were a few hard ones to score.

    A fit healthy sharp AJ would KO Franklin 9 times out of 10 but then again I would've said the same about Okolie Light.
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  4. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Active Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    I think after the back of 2 defeats AJ will take the first half of the fight to figure out Franklin, if anything I see it going the same way as AJ's last KO win with it coming between 9-12.
  5. nurological

    nurological Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    I think Frankin will do better than expected. He a decent boxer and actually moves his head and feet, something that is kryptonite to AJ. Obviously Joshua is a clear favourite but don't be surprised if Franklin nicks a few rounds early.
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    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    The Whyte fight was more a steer to how **** Dillian is, not how good Franklin is.

    AJ in the middle round
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  7. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    AJ will knock him out in 4-6.

    Looks like he’s been on the eggs again.
  8. roeknott

    roeknott Active Member Full Member

    Jan 4, 2023
    Wouldn't surprise me if Franklin chins him.
  9. Beale

    Beale Active Member Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    Easy fight against very limited opponent and I expect a KO before the end of 6 rounds.

    Franklin may have looked decent against Whyte, however, Whyte has always been a very mediocre fighter and was totally washed up after the Fury schooling in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley (higher than Froch v Groves) and millions watching on TV around the world.

    A one sided fight for me with only one outcome.
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  10. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Active Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    Be honest, it would.
  11. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    AJ stoppage in the 9th
  12. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    You wouldn't be surprised?? I know it's heavyweight boxing and all it takes is one punch but what power does Franklin have that makes you think he can knock Joshua out?
  13. Beale

    Beale Active Member Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    The Cash fight is off
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  14. DramaShow

    DramaShow Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    Being replaced with Galal Yafai which isn't bad. Maybe that means Cash Williams won't happen in June as was being planned. Yafai has moved really quickly so far. I reckon he could be close to a World Title depending on the opponent by the end of the year / 2024.
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  15. djfonti

    djfonti Active Member banned Full Member

    Jun 25, 2005
    This is just well paid sparring. If it goes longer than six it's because Joshua wanted it to.

    People keep going on about Franklin maybe beating Whyte as though that's some amazing accomplishment. All I took from that fight was him landing solid combinations on Whyte and still being casually walked down at times. If Whyte is doing that it doesn't say much for his chances against Joshua.
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