April 1 - Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin @02 (no PPV)

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by DramaShow, Jan 13, 2023.

  1. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Heard about your Blockbusters..
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  2. dannyboy147

    dannyboy147 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    Yeah You look like you’ve had a wank and a pot noodle
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    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    So essentially the bottom tier has about 50% of tickets left, this can't be what Matchroom had hoped.

    Also someone on twitter said, the stubhub relationship ends, so the FV of AJ tickets go up 50% and then the panic demand stops and tickets don't get sold. Shock horror.
  4. The G-Man

    The G-Man Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    Does this geezer Franklin have a chance?
  5. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    It will be sold out by fight night though. Nobody outside of big events are going to sell out quickly in this climate if at all. I think Eddie maybe nervous though that the proposed AJ-Whyte 2 this summer might be seen as abit of a dud (which it is really) as Dillian looks washed and the rivalry is over really.

    That’s why I believe they might not want to risk it and go after the Saudi money instead for a Wilder fight or something.
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  6. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    And stick Whyte on the Saudi undercard with a reasonably big name (Chisora 3!) to keep him happy...
  7. Beale

    Beale Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    Against any decent Champion or live contender - 2% at best
  8. roeknott

    roeknott Seen it all before. Full Member

    Jan 4, 2023
    Some will say i am crazy, but i say yes, it is AJ isn't it, delicate around the chin and vulnerable.
  9. Beale

    Beale Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    This is a very similar to the fight when Dubois won his 'World Title' v Trevor Bryan

    Both opponents are simply cannon fodder for any live fighter in the other corner and neither Whyte or Franklin can be considered as future World Champions in 10 lifetimes.

    Whyte and Franklin are a couple of plodding sluggers so Joshua should win by early stoppage assuming he is not finished himself after 3 defeats.
  10. nurological

    nurological Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Not a chance
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  11. Bfcad

    Bfcad Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2022
    Exactly my thoughts,it will sell out come fight night. Times are tough financially and its not a great opponent but the lack of initial demand must be alarming them. Based on this if they had plans for AJ vs Whyte 2 in a stadium like Wembley I wouldn't of thought it would come anywhere close to being full, the drop off on popularity for AJ is considerable and Whyte doesn't even draw the casuals anymore after a few defeats and not being promoted to the wider audience on sky sports news etc
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  12. londonboxingess

    londonboxingess Active Member Full Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    Actually amazed at how many left, I think the problem was Joshua was an influencer as much as a boxer and once you lose the glitz and glam, people move on with time too, he attracted the lads lads that wanted to be him and the girls that wanted to ride him, now Tommy Fury has almost taken that audience in the last few weeks
  13. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    Bloody good sales rep
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  14. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog The people doing the banning are idiots Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    I don’t buy that a boxer who has had 27 fights in the heavyweight division and has been stopped once has a delicate chin.
  15. 08Horacio08

    08Horacio08 Member banned Full Member

    Jan 20, 2023
    Both have one glaringly obvious thing in common
    How many times has he been hit clean and started wobbling? I count 5 boxers who have done it and every time he’s wobbled. Counting blokes like Cornish who couldn’t put their fist within two feet of him isn’t exactly relevant is it

    He’s finished. Had his big moment against 41 year old half finished Klitschko who’d already been stopped thrice by dossers without having been put down by him and much quicker too