Joshua vs Franklin: Preview, Date & Time, Livestream, Fight Cards

Anthony Joshua and Jermaine Franklin are getting ready to face one another at the upcoming professional boxing event “New Dawn”, in England this April 1st. Read the article to learn the most up-to-date information on the upcoming high-voltage event.


The upcoming boxing event featuring Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin is officially billed as New Dawn. It is a professional boxing event promoted by Matchroom boxing. The event will feature a total of 10 professional bouts, 5 in the main card and the rest under the preliminary card.

This Saturday night event’s main spectacle will be the main card bout between Anthony Joshua and Jermaine Franklin. This will be their first face-off against each other. Additionally, Fabio Wardley vs Michale Polite Coffie heavyweight class fight will be featured as a co-main card fight.

Anthony Joshua is the former two-time unified world heavyweight champion. The 33 years old has already achieved unforeseen success with his impressive 24-3 career record. However, Joshua’s performance dropped significantly in recent years. In 2019, he lost his unified WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles to Andy Ruiz Jr. but took them back pretty quickly in only 11 months. However, he once again lost the title to Oleksandr Usyk in 2021 and failed to take them back a second time in 2022.

Jermaine Franklin aka “989 Assassin” is another successful heavyweight-class boxing professional. The American boxer currently has a professional record of 22-1. He most recently faced his career-first loss to Dillian Whyte via a majority decision in November of 2022. Before this, Franklin kept an undefeated win streak of 22 wins. His most recent win was against Rodney Moore in May of the same year.

When will be Joshua vs Franklin held?

  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Time: 02:00 p.m. ET
  • Cage Walk: 05:41 p.m. ET

The Joshua vs Franklin New Dawn event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The event will begin at 02:00 p.m. ET with the preliminary card fights. Ring walk for the main event starts at 05:41 p.m. ET.

­How to Watch Joshua vs Franklin on TV?

Joshua vs Franklin is announced as an online-exclusive event. As such, none of the tv channels will provide a live stream of any bouts from the upcoming boxing event.

How to Livestream Joshua vs Franklin?

  • DAZN
  • Matchroom YouTube

DAZN is the official distribution partner for Joshua vs Franklin: New Dawn event. With a $24.99 / £9.99 subscription, fan will get access to all the main card fight from the event online on DAZN. Additionally, Matchroom’s official YouTube account will live stream the preliminary card fights internationally for free of charge.

Where will the event be held?

  • Venue: O2 Arena
  • Location: Greenwich, London

Joshua vs Franklin is scheduled to take place at O2 Arena. It is a Greenwich-based world-renowned venue for hosting major sporting events and has a seating capacity of 20,000-spectators. The venue is located in London, UK.

Fight Cards:

The complete fight card list of upcoming London-based boxing events featuring Anthony Joshua and Jermaine Franklin is listed below –

Main Card:

  • Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin
  • Fabio Wardley vs Michael Polite Coffie
  • Galal Yafai vs Moises Calleros
  • Campbell Hatton vs Louis Fielding
  • Austin Williams vs River Wiston-Bent

Preliminary Card:

  • John Hedges vs Daniel Bocianski
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs Georgi Velichkov
  • Jordan Flynn vs Kane ZBaker
  • Juergen Uldedaj vs Benoit Huber
  • Peter Kadiru vs Alen Lauriolle

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