Marcus Morrison (Middleweight contender)
It doesn’t curiosity me within the slightest and I wouldn’t be fussed if I missed it. I utterly perceive that he’s coming off back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk, however Joshua’s a former unified world champion who has persistently fought at world stage, and the Franklin combat simply isn’t adequate for the paying combat followers, particularly if he’s on the hunt to get his titles again. I’d a lot relatively see the Dillian Whyte rematch, and I feel a variety of the boxing world agree.
Gary Logan (Former Southern Space welterweight champion)
I’m pleased with it. AJ continues to be marketable and impressive. Dillian Whyte struggled with Franklin, so AJ having a possible emphatic win over Franklin units him up properly for future fights, significantly the Whyte rematch – if Whyte will get one other good win additionally.
Michael Conlan (Featherweight contender)
I prefer it. I feel it’s the suitable opponent for Joshua to come back again in opposition to. It’s not a straightforward combat however it’s one he ought to win. He’ll face a sport opponent in Franklin who will make him work for all the pieces. Good matchmaking.
Chris McKenna (Journalist)
It’s combat to come back again with given he’s on the again of two defeats and altering trainers – and the brand new coach didn’t need a southpaw. However he needs to be preventing Deontay Wilder in the summertime subsequent and never Dillian Whyte, who’s of an identical stage to Franklin.