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Jermaine Franklin Cautions Anthony Joshua: “It’s My Time to Shock the World”

Published 02/08/2023, 3:30 PM EST

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The boxing world is gearing up for another mega-fight in April. After long days of hibernation and frequently changing coaches, Anthony Joshua is finally ready to come out of his shell and is ready to face Jermaine Franklin on April 1. Meanwhile, before every fight, the fighters start their customary social media beef, the Franklin-Joshua fight is not an exception.

The American heavyweight boxer, Franklin shared a new photo on Twitter, where he literally threatened AJ regarding the upcoming battle between these two biggies. He said that it is his time. After a long period of waiting, both the fighters will face each other on the prescribed date. It will be both the fighter’s first match in 2023.

Jermaine Franklin is pretty confident about his skills


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Jemaine Franklin suffered the first loss of his career last November against Dilian Whyte. However, he has an impressive record of 21-1-0 with a knockout ratio of 67%. It proves the fact that Franklin wants to win the match at any cost. However, Dilian Whyte thinks it is the ‘battle of fools’.



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On the other hand, there is Anthony Joshua. He is still considered among the best heavyweight boxers of this era despite hitting a rough patch in recent years. The last few years were not fruitful for him, as he lost his last two matches against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk. These losses put him on the back foot. To save his reputation, he is expected to display exceptional boxing skills apart from securing the victory against Franklin.

Meanwhile, a new photo from Franklin ahead of their fight has attracted fans’ attraction.

Jermaine Franklin warns Joshua

A new post from Jermaine Franklin is saying something different. He shared a photo on Twitter and it had the caption, “Joshua had his time. It’s my time to shock the world.” He also signed on the picture.


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Some boxing fans believe that Franklin will pose a considerable challenge to Joshua on April 1.

Meanwhile, Joshua was also on the back foot for another reason as he was changing his coach frequently, which also made a bad impact on his career. As per reports, he will be  training with Derick James for the upcoming fights.


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Soumyajit Karmakar

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Soumyajit is a boxing writer at EssentiallySports, an avid fan of combat sports. He completed his graduation in Biology and developed an interest in writing from the initial days. A tech enthusiast with interest in sports, music, finance, crypto, and stocks.

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