Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin reportedly agreed for April 1st

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  1. iii

    iii Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    May 3, 2016 don't see Joshua complaining ...
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  2. Leeroy84

    Leeroy84 Active Member Full Member

    May 7, 2016
    Just. By a midges willy at most.
  3. MixedMartialLaw

    MixedMartialLaw Pugilistic linguistic Full Member

    Jun 30, 2021
    Lol guys not even notable enough to warrant a wikipedia page.
  4. KiwiMan

    KiwiMan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 28, 2016
    Whyte is shot and to be honest was a bit overrated too.
  5. KiwiMan

    KiwiMan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 28, 2016
    In my view, he's a bit better than McKean. A shot Whyte is still a level above some of the domestic heavies McKean has struggled against, and I'd expect Franklin to outbox McKean if they fought.

    Still, do you think otherwise? Would be interested to hear your take.
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  6. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    Nobody believed that before he fought Fury and Wallin’s hype is based on Fury have an “off night”, Wallin haven’t done anything else of note.
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  7. _Scott_

    _Scott_ Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    Horrible horrible fight
  8. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    The only way I see this fight making any sense (not sense as in its justifiable, sense as in... what was anyone thinking making this) is if AJ told Hearn he flat out isnt going to give Whyte the payday, and is fighting the loser just to rub it in Whytes face, out of pure spite. Because its obvious that before those remarks, they were all angling for an AJ vs Whyte fight. And AJ vs Whyte is one of the few fights that actually make sense for AJ at this stage, unfortunately.

    So, thats the only way this fight makes sense to me.

    I seen Whyte make some insulting remarks about AJ a couple weeks back and AJ must have taken them personally and wants to freeze Whyte out of a payday.
  9. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    I'd maybe get it if he actually beat Whyte. Does Massey get the winner?
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2023
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  10. DanielDimov

    DanielDimov Jabbing all night Full Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    What a good April's fool joke
  11. OldSchoolBoxing

    OldSchoolBoxing Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2021
    It's the most important fight in Franklin's career. I doubt he will ever get another chance to fight a big name like AJ again. Thus, Franklin will be extra motivated and train accordingly. I think Franklin will win by KO.
  12. Redbeard7

    Redbeard7 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 9, 2022
    Ruiz is extremely limited; he scraped past a 43 year old Ortiz with 2 KO defeats and was outboxed by Parker of all people. Wallin would take Ruiz to school.

    Whyte clearly believes that Wallin would beat him: he's ducked him twice now (6 months pre-Fury and recently to fight Franklin) despite having home and A-side advantage.

    Povetkin went 50-50 over 10 rounds with Takam, got an A-side decision against a considerably lighter Huck and went into survival mode against Wlad. The one AJ fought was coming off a war with David Price and would have a highly competitive fight with Hughie next.

    Wallin's best win is Breazeale but he showed a higher level against Fury and Povetkin's best win is arguably Whyte, who thus far won't even fight Wallin.
  13. Redbeard7

    Redbeard7 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 9, 2022
    Breazeale is AJ's 8th best opponent beaten, took AJ 7 rounds in the days when he had maximum confidence and Wallin schooled Breazeale. Whyte blatantly ducked Wallin despite having home and A-side advantage. Nobody had much idea of Wallin's level before he fought Fury as he hadn't had the opportunity to step up, so how is it surprising that he wasn't rated highly? Fury may have had an off night but even on an off-night, I reckon he wouldn't have had nearly as much trouble with a Ruiz, Chisora, Whyte etc.
  14. Redbeard7

    Redbeard7 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 9, 2022
    McKean is a bit more dangerous than Franklin because he's much taller and harder punching and a southpaw. McKean would probably lose to Franklin but he has a better chance of upsetting AJ than Franklin does. This isn't to say that McKean is an especially big puncher (he's certainly not) but he did stop the reasonably durable journeyman Jonnie Rice whereas Franklin couldn't stop uber glass chinned journeyman Pavel Sour over 10 rounds.
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  15. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009