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Anthony Joshua could face Jermaine Franklin if undefeated American beats Dillian Whyte in next fight

JERMAINE FRANKLIN could earn himself a multimillion pound fight with Anthony Joshua by beating Dillian Whyte.

The undefeated American travels to London’s Wembley Arena on November 26 to face Whyte, returning for the first time since defeat to Tyson Fury.

Jermaine Franklin could earn himself a fight with Anthony Joshua by beating Dillian Whyte
Anthony Joshua is set to make his boxing return next year

On iFL TV, Eddie Hearn told Franklin: “Of course, it’s all about the main event, Dillian Whyte returning to the ring against Jermaine Franklin.

“He’s got a chance to change his life. If Jermaine Franklin beats Dillian Whyte he’s pretty much nailed on to fight Anthony Joshua and make millions and millions of dollars.

“You do realize that if you win the fight, your bank account will go out of control, don’t you?

“He’s coming off a defeat, he’s an elite heavyweight. You’re looking to change your life. You have the opportunity.”

Franklin, 29, replied: “Stay tuned and watch for the fireworks. It’s going down. Hopefully, I knock him down, and he stays down.

“This is a staying down fight. I’m here to snatch the torch, and I’m here to prove why I was called for this fight.

“I’m here to prove my skills in the ring and prove my abilities and show the world why I should be up there with the top fighters.

“I feel like I’ve got the skills to compete against the top guys, and I’m going to shock the world with why I need to be up there and why I deserve to be up there.”


Joshua, 33, is coming off consecutive points losses to unified champion Oleksandr Usyk, 35.

And the British superstar is taking time off to recover mentally from the setback.

Promoter Hearn has lined up Whyte, 34, and AJ for a rematch next year, eight years after Joshua’s knockout win.

But Franklin could punch his way into the mix by upsetting the odds in the capital this month.

Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte could rematch next year

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