Boxing Results: Anthony Joshua Defeats Franklin In London

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By Ken Hissner: At the O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, UK, Saturday implicit DAZN promoter Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing) presented erstwhile satellite heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua winning a deficiency luster lopsided determination implicit Jermaine “989 Assassin” Franklin successful 12 rounds.

In the Main Event Anthony “AJ” Joshua, 25-3 (22), #255 ¼, of Watford, UK, defeated Jermaine “989 Assassin” Franklin, 21-2 (14), #234 ½, of Saginaw, MI, implicit 12 rounds.

In the archetypal circular Franklin drew humor from the chemoreceptor of Joshua with a coagulated close manus halfway done the round. At the extremity of the circular Joshua landed a coagulated close connected the chin of Franklin astatine the bell. In the 3rd circular they exchanged rights to the chin of 1 different midway done the round. Joshua landed the last punch of the circular a close connected the chin of Franklin.

In the 4th circular the enactment accrued arsenic some Joshua and Franklin were throwing powerfulness punches though Joshua’s jab was the difference. In the seventh circular Joshua continued utilizing his jab. They had words aft the circular earlier the Referee Marcus McDowell separated them.

In the eighth circular determination were excessively galore clinches arsenic Franklin was getting warned respective times. In the ninth rounds last 30 seconds Franklin landed the champion punch of the combat coming retired of a crouch an overhand close connected the chin of Joshua.

In the tenth circular Joshua was allowed to clasp down the caput of Franklin with his near and onshore his close connected the chin for the archetypal minute. Halfway done the circular with humor stained trunks Joshua teed disconnected with a pb close connected the chin but Franklin ne'er moved. Joshua had a bully round.

In the eleventh circular aft a infinitesimal Joshua landed a hard close connected the chin of Franklin. In the last infinitesimal Joshua utilized a treble jab to support Franklin connected the defense. Franklin landed a close transverse to the chin of Joshua successful the last seconds taking the round.

In the twelfth and last circular Joshua landed a hard uppercut to the chin of a infinitesimal into the round. The wrestling continued to the bell. As Franklin walked distant Joshua deed Franklin successful the backmost of the caput arsenic some had words afterwards arsenic information entered the ring. Referee

Scores were Steve Gray 118-111, Fabian Guggenheim and Alex Levin each 117-111 arsenic did this writer.

2021 Olympic Gold Medalist Flyweight southpaw Galal Yafai, 4-0 (3), #113 ½, of Birmingham, UK, stopped Moises “Taz” Calleros, 36-11-1 (19), #114 ¼, of Monterrey, MEX, astatine 0:44 of the 4th circular of a 10.

In the archetypal 2 rounds were precise competitive. In the 3rd rounds midway constituent southpaw Yafai rocked Calleros with a pb near connected the chin. In the 4th circular a operation from Yafai connected the chin of Calleros dropped him for an 8-count from Referee Kieran McCann who called a halt.

WBA Int’l Middle champ southpaw Austin “Ammo” Williams, 14-0 (10), #162 ½, of Houston, TX, stopped River Wilson-Bent, 14-3-1 (6), #162 ½, of Coventry, UK, astatine 1:01 of the eighth circular of a 10.

In the archetypal 2 rounds Williams landing a pb near to the assemblage of Wilson-Bent who does excessively overmuch holding. In the 3rd round’s archetypal infinitesimal Wilson-Bent landed a coagulated close connected the chin of Williams. In the past 20 seconds Williams landed a coagulated near connected the chin of Wilson-Bent.

In the 4th circular a clash of heads caused chopped implicit the close oculus of Wilson-Bent. In the 5th and sixth rounds Wilson-Bent came backmost good from the chopped and did capable to instrumentality the rounds. In the seventh circular a pb near from Williams connected the chin and down went Wilson-Bent for an 8-count from Referee Howard Foster a infinitesimal into the round. He spit his mouthpiece retired to get clip to past the round.

In the eighth circular aft a infinitesimal Williams was landing without instrumentality arsenic the towel from the Wilson-Bent country came into the ringing stopping the fight.

Fabio Wardley, 16-0 (15), #242 ½, of Ipswich, UK, stopped Michael Polite Coffie, 13-4 (10), #269 ¼, of Orlando, FL, by mode of Brooklyn, NY, for the vacant WBA Continental Heavy title, astatine 0:45 of the 4th circular of a 10.

In the archetypal circular aft 20 seconds Wardley rocked Coffie with a close connected the chin driving him to the ropes. Coffie was southpaw and instantly returned to orthodox. Coffie fought backmost capable to past the round. In the 2nd circular Coffie with his near to his broadside utilized an effectual jab. In the last seconds Wardley missed 3 rights.

In the 4th circular Wardley landed a twelve unanswered punches having Coffie against the ropes erstwhile Referee Howard Foster stepped successful calling a halt arsenic Coffie complained of the stoppage and didn’t look wounded but didn’t instrumentality a azygous punch.

Light Campbell “The Hurricane” Hatton, 11-0 (4), #139 ¾, of Hyde, Cheshire, UK, knocked retired Louis “Flash” Fielding, 10-8 (1), #138 ½, of Tamworth, UK, astatine 1:29 of the archetypal circular of an 8.

In the archetypal circular slipping a punch a near hook from Hatton to the liver and down went Fielding for the number from Referee Kieran McCann.

Referee Kieran McCann scored 80-72.

Ring Announcer David Diamante

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