JERMAINE FRANKLIN has urged Anthony Joshua to “give fans what they want” and sign on the dotted line.
The American is the front-runner to be the man opposite the former two-time unified heavyweight champion in his crucial April comeback fight.
Anthony Joshua is on course to return to the ring in April
Several names are in the running to face AJ in his crunch return bout
American Jermaine Franklin has publicly laid down the gauntlet to AJ
SunSport understands talks are progressing well but a deal has not yet been reached, which has prompted Franklin to take to social media to try get the fight over the line.
Along with a twinned picture of himself and AJ, the 29-year-old tweeted: “I’m ready.
“Time to give the fans what they want.
“Two great boxers who want to put the fans interest first, USA vs UK.
“#peoplechampvsformerchamp #anthonyjoshua @SalitaProm @matchroomboxing @DAZNBoxing.”
An official offer has yet to be tabled to Franklin, although that hasn’t dampened his excitement at potentially facing the golden boy of British boxing.
Promoter Dmirty Salita told Sky Sports: “”Yes, Jermaine is excited about the opportunity to once again show the British boxing fans that he is the best American heavyweight in the world.
“As you saw in the Whyte fight, Jermaine is not intimidated by a big name even if it’s thousands of miles away from home.
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“His mindset is to be the heavyweight champion of the world. Beat Joshua, beat Whyte in the rematch and fight the winner of Fury vs Usyk.”
Franklin suffered a controversial points defeat to Brixton Body Snatcher Dillian Whyte last November.
Joshua, meanwhile, endured a second successive decision defeat to pound-for-pound king Oleksandr Usyk last August.
Defeat to the Ukranian has put AJ on the periphery of the world title picture, so much so he can ill-afford another loss.
Promoter Eddie Hearn recently admitted “You go into that fight in April and you know that defeat, it’s all over, really.
“It would be a third back-to-back defeat and yet a great performance and a showroom knockout will get everyone saying, ‘We’re back, baby.’
“That’s what I can’t wait for because I love it when our backs are against the wall.
“I’m excited. I’m really excited. This is the most excited I’ve been in Joshua’s journey so far.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Boxing, exactly?
Boxing is a sport where two people try to knock out each other by hitting them in their head and faces. The object of boxing is to hit an opponent as hard as possible without hurting yourself. For this to happen, both boxers have to be able and willing to throw punches at a high rate of speed. They must also be able to coordinate their hand-eye movements.
How long do boxers train a day?
Boxing trainers typically train for at least four hours per day. They also study boxing techniques and learn new moves. Boxers can spar up to 10 times per week.
How many punches can one human take?
A punch is defined as “a blow delivered from a fist”. Only one punch can be sustained by a human. If someone hits you in your face, it is punching. You cannot hit someone’s back. This would be two punches.
How can I improve my defense in fighting?
Learning how to fight intelligently can help you improve your defense. You need to be able to defend yourself from all angles and counterattack if necessary.
You won’t be able to fight if you don’t know what fighting is. You’ll just get beaten up. But, if you are able to fight, you will be prepared for any situation.
These are some tips that will help you improve your defense.
- Be aware of where your opponent is attacking. This means you need to be attentive to your opponent’s body language. If your opponent appears nervous, it could mean that he’s about to attack again.
- Keep your cool. Don’t panic. Instead, remain calm and focused.
- Block with the arms of your armour. Blocking with your arms is an effective and simple way to defend against attacks.
- Counterattack. You should immediately counterattack your opponent if they are attacking you.
- Fight dirty. Fighting dirty is another way to defend yourself. You can kick your opponent back if he throws a kick at it.
Where can I find boxing equipment?
Many online stores sell boxing equipment. You can find equipment online at Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Target. You might also consider discount stores such as Ross and TJ Maxx if you are looking for low-cost boxing gear.
Warrior, Golden Glove, or Premier Boxing Champions are all good options if quality is your goal.
How to protect yourself
Always protect your head when being attacked. The goal is to avoid getting punched. To do so, you need to know how to block an incoming punch. Here are the steps:
- Be tall and square your shoulders.
- Keep your elbows near your sides.
- Block the incoming punch by using your forearm.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking the attacker until he runs away.
- Don’t give up on your defense.
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- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
How to box for training
How to Learn to Box for Exercise
The goal of learning boxing is to improve your physical fitness level and develop self confidence. Boxing has become a very popular sport. It requires strength and speed as well agility, coordination, balance, power, and accuracy.
Learning how to box is a great way to get fit and feel good about yourself. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll want more.
There are many types of boxing training programs. Some require you to train at home while others are done in gyms or health clubs. There are also online courses which allow you to study from anywhere in the world.
You should ensure that the program you select meets your lifestyle and goals. The best programs focus on exercises that increase muscle mass, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. They also promote overall well being.
It’s important to decide whether you prefer a beginner-level course or one that is more advanced. Beginner’s programs usually teach basic techniques and drills such as shadowboxing, sparring, mitt work, and punching combinations. Advanced programs offer more variety and more complex movements.
These programs are generally less expensive than $100 and last for eight weeks. These programs do not provide guidance about nutrition, weight, injury prevention or any other aspect of boxing training.
Advanced programs typically last six months and cost around $300. They often include nutritional advice, stretching routines, warm-up exercises, and instruction on proper technique. Some programs include resistance training, such as lifting weights, and aerobic conditioning, such as running.