Franklin’s promoter stated, “My fighter did what Joshua couldn’t.” Then he had to explain


Promoter Dmitry Salita (Salita Boxing) at yesterday’s press conference began to praise his fighter – American heavyweight Jermain Franklin (21-1, 14 KOs).

On April 1, he will hold the second fight in a row in London (England) – he will fight with the local ex-world champion Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs). In November last year, he was remembered in the confrontation with the ex-applicant from Britain Dillian Whyte (29-3, 19 KOs) – he lost by the decision of the majority of the judges in a fight in which he could have been safely awarded the victory.

words Salita, “Jermain did in the fight with White what Joshua had not done before – he proved that he can box thousands of miles from home and win in front of an audience that is opposed to him. Let me remind you that on June 1 in New York, Joshua failed to do this – he lost by knockout to Andy Ruiz.

Salita added that “in this fight, the audience will see two different trajectories. What I mean? The fact that Joshua’s trajectory moves from top to bottom, and Jermain’s trajectory moves from bottom to top. No disrespect, I like Joshua. I consider him a fantastic fighter. But, as for me, he no longer has what he used to have – there is no former hunger.

Interestingly, Joshua himself does not hide this. Yesterday he admitted that he is motivated in boxing – everything is prosaic.

An interesting moment occurred immediately after the press conference. Salita approached Joshua and confessed to the ex-champion, “I just want you to know. No disrespect. I even feel bad about everything I said. But I only did it to help promote the fight. You know… I don’t have anything against you, man. After all, you are a really cool and positive man. But be prepared for the fact that there will be a little more trash talk from my side. We are still on opposite sides of the barricades … “

Joshua accepted the apology – they even started talking about the boxing industry, business and finance. Yesterday, the ex-champion named his best fight of his career. It turns out that this is not a victory over Klitschko.