With DAZN, AJ begins his exclusive relationship.Anthony Joshua, a former heavyweight world champion who has won the title twice, will meet American dynamo Jermaine Franklin live on television on April 1 at The O2. The first fight of Joshua's new five-year deal with DAZN will be broadcast live, exclusively, and throughout the world on the platform for digital sports entertainment, which is quickly taking over as the uncontested Global Home of Boxing.For the first time in more than eight years, fans will not have to pay an additional pay-per-view price to see Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin since it is included of the £9.99 per month DAZN saving membership. DAZN is accessible outside of the UK in more than 200 countries. Being available on DAZN will make this the most accessible Joshua fight ever because it's easy to download as an app on Smart TVs, gaming consoles, tablets, and smartphones, and you can subscribe with just one click.Joshua has refocused and reset since losing against Oleksandr Uysk in August 2022. He is now on a quest to disprove his detractors with a single-minded and burning determination to restore his World Champion title. As the biggest boxing star in the country makes a triumphant comeback, all eyes in the UK and across the globe will be on DAZN.On April 1st at The O2 London, I'm eager to get back in the ring, stated Joshua. "I feel prepared, mentally and physically."I'm trying to impress my coach since he has high expectations. Franklin has a fantastic mentality and a good fighting style, as seen by his recent victories. It will be available worldwide on the platform, and this will be my first bout to be televised on DAZN in the UK. I want to thank DAZN for helping me and the boxing industry as a whole. Additionally, I want to thank Matchroom Boxing and the 258 staff.
Franklin declared, "I'm prepared to demonstrate to the world why it's time for me to take my spot at the top of the heavyweight class. "Joshua received his due. Now is my chance to surprise everyone! The judge's card will not be used in this contest. By April 1, I will have my 22nd victory. That is not an April 1st joke.Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn remarked, "What a tremendous year Matchroom and DAZN have in store for fight fans across the world—and this is just the beginning.""On April 1, Anthony Joshua, the biggest boxing celebrity in the UK, will make a comeback on television in an effort to restore his position as the world's best heavyweight. As he begins his exciting new relationship with DAZN, "AJ" has refocused and reset, and he is determined to disprove his detractors."In addition to Joshua vs. Franklin, DAZN and Matchroom have unveiled their most comprehensive schedule of content for the first half of 2023. This schedule features five additional premium fights, five additional legendary and up-and-coming boxers, and an ever-expanding roster of other sporting events.