Why Franklin will beat AJ

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by VOXDEI, Mar 31, 2023.


    VOXDEI Member Full Member

    May 17, 2021
    Source: It was revealed to me in a dream

    To be clear, there is NO REASON on paper to assume that Franklin wins this fight.

    But everyone in AJ's camp just looks so bloody nervous.

    AJ in the presser saying he trusts in the Lord and 'What will be will be', talking about 'securing the bag' rather than about taking Franklin's head off. Always looking to talk about AFTER the fight, 'secure the bag, move on with my life', note he doesn't even say WIN and move on with his life, he gets paid win or lose. Saying Derrick James is always giving him medium-term goals that he responds well to, but again this seems to indicate a desire to look past this fight and into the future.

    Derrick J saying he would be happy with an AJ points win and was non-committal over saying he expected a KO, which to me tells me he doesn't want to put pressure on his fighter. Despite AJs physique suggesting that that is exactly the plan.

    Even Hearn looked nervous, and even admitted as much, in a post-weigh-in interview.

    I believe Franklin when he says he saw nerves in AJ's eyes.

    I have a hunch (and that is literally all this is) that AJ's fragile psychology is bleeding through to the rest of his team.

    With AJ being a stone heavier than for the Usyk fight; if he fails to get Franklin out of there by the mid-rounds I suspect there is a not-inconsiderable chance that his tank will empty, his confidence will go, and Franklin will have an opportunity to come on strong late, particularly as he appears to be in better shape than he was for the Whyte fight.

    This is a shame because I suspect Franklin is a bum, and we'll have to endure watching him get beaten-up by decent fighters for the next couple of years if he wins here. But, he is a bum catching AJ at a very precarious time.

    Going bold on this one:

    Franklin by late stoppage.
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  2. OldSchoolBoxing

    OldSchoolBoxing Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2021
    I have a feeling they may have paid Franklin to take a dive and make AJ look good again. Because AJ is the greatest money maker in boxing business today, despite his losses to Andy Ruiz Jr and Usyk.

    We've all seen they couldn't gather enough money to make Usyk vs Fury fight. Because neither of them are as popular and interesting as AJ, despite their success in the sport.

    Boxing needs AJ back.
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    VOXDEI Member Full Member

    May 17, 2021
    Very possibly. But then, why would Hearn be so nervous?
  4. Omega74

    Omega74 Member Full Member

    Apr 27, 2021
    And why would Franklin come in 23lbs lighter, than he was against Whyte?
  5. senpai

    senpai Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    Longer this fight will last, better chance of winning Fraklin will have.
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  6. serioussam

    serioussam Active Member Full Member

    Oct 14, 2021
    Franklin couldn't KO a worse Whyte or even a Pavel Sour, so he won't KO nor win a decision against Joshua.

    Maybe AJ's team is nervous, there is a big pressure on AJ, if he looses this, his carreer is over, he can retire.

    But guys are forgetting that AJ is still a top fighter, he need to recover mentally, yes. But he improved his skills during Ruiz and Usyk fights, he's still one of the best powerpunchers & will probably knock Franklin out in late rounds and have a bigger fight later this year.

    Comfy game for AJ
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    VOXDEI Member Full Member

    May 17, 2021

    VOXDEI Member Full Member

    May 17, 2021
    On paper he absolutely is a superior fighter and it should be comfy, which makes his teams disposition all the more concerning.

    When it comes to pressure there are few Heavies more poorly equipped to deal with it than him on current evidence.
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  9. 08Horacio08

    08Horacio08 Member banned Full Member

    Jan 20, 2023
    he couldn't KO Pavel Sour? oh dear ... that really hits home.
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  10. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    If Franklin wins after boxing Whyte to a draw then it will have to be by KO and you if get KO'd by Franklin you've got a glass chin.

    AJ will land on Franklin and finish him in classic AJ fashion.

    Franklin might be able to pull a Joe Parker and fight scared to survive 12

    Even if he boxed like a god then the Eddie judges will give it to AJ anyway
  11. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    If Franklin thinks he can beat Joshua, then he is badly mistaken, Franklin failed to knock out the glass chin Pavel Sour, who has 11 of his 15 defeats by knockout...
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  12. chico g

    chico g Come with me.. puny posters.. haha Full Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    Expecting a Takam type fight, and a premature stoppage. When the bodybuilder throws a flurry that hits thin air!
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  13. _Scott_

    _Scott_ Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    Why do people think this will be competitive? Joshua stops him in 5.
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  14. DaRealJT

    DaRealJT 33ā€“0ā€“1 Full Member

    Sep 26, 2021
    Exactly how Iā€™m seeing this fight too. It will just be Takam Part 2, pretty low-key affair which will end with a typical early British stoppage
  15. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Franklin is the level of opponent that AJ faced prior to picking up the easy first "world title" strap from Charles Martin when he turned up in a nappy and laid down like a baby. I cannot see this one lasting more than 6-7 rounds.
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