- American Heavyweight Contender Has 1 Fight With Matchroom As Part Of His Anthony Joshua Deal
- Jermaine Franklin Next Fight Set For The Baumgardner vs Linardatou Undercard
- Franklin Will Face 20-4 Junior Anthony Wright On July 15, Live On DAZN
NoSmokeSport.com has learnt that Jermaine Franklin and Junior Anthony Wright are finalizing a deal to meet on the Alycia Baumgardner-Christina Linardatou undercard on July 15th at the Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Boog Williams (LDUBB Boxing) was first with the news of Franklin’s return.
The card topped by the undisputed super featherweight championship will stream live on DAZN. Amateur sensation Andy Cruz makes his professional debut on the show. Richardson Hitchins and Montana Love were supposed to meet in the co-feature but Love has withdrawn from the contest.
Franklin will look to get back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats at the hands of Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua.
The 29-year-old Michigan native managed to extend both Whyte and Joshua the twelve-round distance with many feeling that he should’ve got the nod in his November bout with the ‘Bodysnatcher’.
AJ’s in was more conclusive but the former unified Heavyweight champion also failed to impress against the awkward Franklin.
36-year-old Wright formerly challenged Beibut Shumenov for the WBA world Cruiserweight title and has campaigned at the 200-pound limit for the majority of his career,
Wright stopped Brian Howard (15-5) in the opening round in his last contest in April.
Jermaine Franklin Next Fight Contractually Under Matchroom As Part of AJ Deal
The American Heavyweight contender owes one fight to Matchroom Boxing as part of his deal to face Joshua in April.
However, if he is victorious against Junior Anthony Wright, he may continue to battle under the promotional roster which is home to Fillip Hrgovic, Demsey McKean, Fabio Wardley and Joe Cusumano amongst others.
Jermaine Franklin Image Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing