Former WBA (Super) · IBF · WBO · IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (33, England) broke a losing streak.
On the 2nd (Korean time), in a heavyweight match held at the O2 Arena in London, England, he defeated Jermaine Franklin (29, USA) with a 3-0 decision (118-111, 117-111, 117-111) in 12 rounds.
Joshua ended his two-game losing streak and won the match after 2 years and 5 months. He built up a cause to challenge for the title again. The record was 25 wins and 3 losses.
After losing by decision to Dylan White in November last year, Franklin lost to Joshua and fell into a losing streak. 21 wins and 2 losses.
Joshua, who had a 22-game undefeated streak, lost by TKO to Andy Lewis Jr. in September 2018, but in December 2019 won the return match with Lewis Jr. by decision and regained the WBA (Super) · IBF · WBO · IBO championship belt.
A more demanding nemesis awaited. He lost twice to Oleksandr Ushik (36, Ukraine). In September 2021 and in August of last year, he was defeated by decision and bowed his head.
Joshua, who absolutely needed a win to recover, chose stable game management. He didn’t take a chance against the slugger Franklin.메이저놀이터
Joshua, who is 198cm tall, did not come within the distance of 188cm Franklin. He locked his guard tightly and held Franklin in check with his left hand, his front hand. He threw a quick, clean jab, then mixed it up with his left hook and left uppercut.
Even when Franklin closed the distance and threw a hard punch, they did not collide. He either fell backwards or hugged and clinched.
Franklin was no slouch either. he had good eyes Undaunted by Joshua’s attack with his front hand, he boldly went in first and launched a series of punches. However, he struggled to follow up on Joshua’s clinch. In the 8th round, Joshua got annoyed when he continued to clinch.
Joshua had no intention of mixing with Franklin. A long-distance jab and follow-up with a right hand missed, and when Franklin approached, he undoubtedly grabbed the clinch.
After winning the victory, Joshua confessed frankly that “it was important to win,” and then he sent a message to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34, England).
“I fight for the fans. I know who the fans want to fight. They call out Tyson Fury. Now it’s his turn. It would be an honor to fight the WBC World Champion. Fury knows my promoter. We’ve negotiated before. We’ve done it. Let’s continue. We’re not getting younger.”
Fury is the WBC champion with an undefeated record of 33 wins and 1 draw. Until recently, a match was promoted with caries, but the match-up was not successful.
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