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Anthony Joshua seems to have fully returned to boxing

Anthony Joshua seems to have fully returned to boxing

Anthony Joshua seems to have fully returned to boxing

Anthony Joshua seems to have fully returned to boxing

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  • Anthony Joshua will face Jermaine Franklin on April 1 at London’s O2 Arena.
  • He is aiming for his first triumph since 2020.
  • He travelled from Texas to London with his new coach, Derrick James.
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Heavyweight Anthony Joshua, who will face Jermaine Franklin on April 1 at London’s O2 Arena, asserted that he has fully returned to boxing.

The 33-year-old British man is aiming for his first triumph since 2020.

Joshua claimed that his commitment to his boxing career was greater than ever.

“I’ve always wanted to build an empire, but I made a conscious decision last year to focus solely on boxing. This is definitely the most serious I’ve taken it in my career “Joshua stated.

Joshua travelled from Texas to London with his new coach, Derrick James, to attend the press conference.

“I’m a serious individual, and I’m not there for anything else. I’m there to put my head down and prepare for battle. With Derrick here, he’s bound to have some surprises up his sleeve, and we’re looking forward to April “He stated.

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James, on the other hand, thinks his new warrior hasn’t yet displayed his best side to the public.

“The world hasn’t seen the best of Anthony Joshua,” James stated. “He can fight well. Excellent footwork, amazing athleticism, and above all, a highly intelligent person. He comprehends both the sport and the request I’m making of him.”

The two-time heavyweight world champion competes in the O2 Arena without having to defend a title for the first time in eight years. His most recent encounter there dates back to 2016.

Since his previous fight at the O2, Joshua has fought seven times, with the majority of those fights taking place in huge outdoor arenas.

Franklin, an American who is 29 years old and who fell to Dillian Whyte in December on points, is unquestionably the underdog.

Joshua’s career is now at a crossroads as a result of Oleksandr Usyk’s two demoralizing defeats.

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In August, Joshua was defeated by a split decision in his effort to recapture the united heavyweight championships from Usyk.

In 27 fights, the Watford fighter has lost three times, including a surprise defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019 that he later avenged.

Franklin, on the other hand, believes he is prepared to go to war despite losing a narrow majority decision to Dillian Whyte last November.

“I think I won the fight. This is the sport of boxing. I’m not going to break down. I’m full of confidence and believe I could beat anyone. I never have a second thought. If you have any doubts, you’re playing the wrong sport.

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