- Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin goes Saturday, April 1st at 2 PM EST
- Joshua is an enormous favorite heading into this heavyweight affair
- Check out the Joshua vs Franklin odds, analysis, and predictions, below
Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin goes down at the O2 Arena in London, and broadcasts on DAZN. The former is favored over the latter in the Joshua vs Franklin betting odds, priced at -1200.
Let’s analyze the Joshua vs Franklin odds as we provide our best bet for this bout.
Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Odds
Joshua is a favorite in the boxing odds at -1200, meaning the boxer has 92.3% implied win probability.
This contest is quite meaningful for how the heavyweight contendership picture looks for this year and for several years to come.
Odds as of March 27th at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Anthony Joshua’s Betting Outlook vs Franklin
Joshua aims to rebound from consecutive losses to the current unified heavyweight world heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk.
This is Joshua’s first fight since December 2015 where a world title isn’t on the line and is an all-important, career crossroads contest.
The former two-time unified world champion will be the partisan favorite (for the first time since 2016) as he clashes with the hulking American heavyweight contender, Franklin.
Joshua is 7-0 fighting in this venue and looks to extend that localized unbeaten streak in this London return.
Joshua vs Franklin Recent Fights
|Oleksandr Usyk, loss via SD||Fight 1||Dillian Whyte, loss via MD|
|Oleksandr Usyk, loss via UD||Fight 2||Rodney Moore, win via TKO|
|Kubrat Pulev, win via KO||Fight 3||Pavel Sour, win via UD|
|Andy Ruiz, win via UD||Fight 4||Jerry Forrest, win via SD|
This is a key fight for Joshua to renew aspects of his image that were tarnished a touch when he went on an odd post-rant rant that had a certain bitterness to it.
Also, to reaffirm the idea that the 2012 Olympic gold medalist is still a key player in that world title scene.
Jermaine Franklin’s Betting Outlook vs Joshua
Franklin is looking to rebound from his first professional loss as a pugilist in an outing against former WBC title challenger Dillian Whyte in a competitive outing.
A contest where a certain segment of the sweet science community felt like Franklin should have got the nod on points as opposed to Whyte. Franklin feels like he can only win this fight via knockout since the British boxer is such a massive star and the American is looking to silence the crowd by way of turning out AJ’s lights.
Joshua has a few edges on paper leading into this fight including five inches of reach and a deeper combative resume overall.
Also, Franklin has a sixty-six percent finishing rate compared to 92% of Joshua’s bouts stoppages.
Joshua vs Franklin Tale of the Tape
Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin Prediction
This prizefight is slated for twelve rounds but I do not see this one going to the judges’ scorecards.
There’s a reason why the prop bet on this fight not going the distance is positioned at -450, which I ultimately think has good value.
Also for perspective bettors, a prop bet on Joshua winning via KO or TKO (-330) presents good value in my estimation as well.
Pick: Anthony Joshua (-1200)