Bermondsey Boxing Club had the pleasure of welcoming US heavyweight Jermaine Franklin to Bermondsey. Team Franklin were here putting together their final preparations ahead of the highly anticipated clash with Anthony Joshua on April 1st at the O2 London.
Franklin (21-1) who boxes out of Michigan USA, had been on the rise with an impressive winning streak. His first professional loss coming only recently from a closely contested fight with UK heavyweight Dillian Whyte.
Franklin showed himself to be one of AJ's most resilient opponents, coming out of the gate swinging and slowing AJ's work-rate from the get go. Although there were plenty of hard blows coming Franklin's way, he never faltered and powered through the 12-rounds, giving Joshua as good as he could give during heated exchanges!
Although he put up a great fight, Franklin missed out on the win as Joshua took the night by unanimous decision. No matter the outcome, Franklin is still a world-class contender, and we were honoured to have him in Bermondsey Boxing Club!