EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Eddie Hearn insists Jermaine Franklin will be ‘litter, faster and more agile’ in his fight with Anthony Joshua on Saturday after going 23 pounds lighter than his loss to Dillian White in November
- Jermaine Franklin weighs 234 lbs due to his fight with Anthony Joshua
- Eddie Hearn told Sportsmail he would be “faster” than he was against Dillian White
- The American lost to White in November after weighing 23 pounds heavier
Eddie Hearn says Jermaine Franklin’s weight loss will make him fitter, faster and more agile during his bout with Anthony Joshua.
Franklin – who trained alongside Tyson Fury ahead of his November 2022 bout with Dillian White – will take on AJ at the O2 tomorrow night.
Franklin weighed 23 pounds lighter than Versus White, while Joshua entered a career heavier at 255.4 pounds.
Jermaine’s weight loss will make him fitter and faster, Hearn said — claiming Joshua should shut down The American Man early Saturday night.
Speaking exclusively to Sportsmail, Hearn said: ‘I don’t know how that’s going to affect (Jermaine Franklin’s weight) in his mind.
Jermaine Franklin was 23 pounds lighter than Dillian White tipping the scales at 234 pounds
Eddie Hearn felt the American would be “fitter, faster and more agile” than in his last fight
But can Franklin still stand up to Anthony Joshua’s artillery? Jermaine will move better, he will be fitter, he will be faster.
It’s all things you never want to hear, but of course he’s going to up his game against Anthony Joshua.
This is his career opportunity. He has a lot of confidence after the Dillian White fight.
If AJ allowed him to trust this fight, it would be a very tough fight. He needs to impose himself early.
Hearn finished by saying, “I expect Jermaine Franklin to be the absolute best tomorrow night.”
Anthony Joshua weighed in at 255.4 pounds for his career before Saturday’s showdown
(tags to translate) The Daily Mail