Jermaine Franklin has reacted to the news that tickets for his fight with Anthony Joshua is still not sold out less than two weeks from the fight.
Tickets were reported to have been slashed last week in an attempt to fill the 16,000-seater, but there are still roughly 1,000 left as fight night approaches.
Over the years, Joshua has consistently filled the O2 in a matter of days but has struggled to shift tickets for his comeback fight as many believe this is a sign that the public has grown tired of him while others put it down to the cost-of-living crisis.
Franklin speculates that the poor sales could be down to a dip in Joshua’s pulling power and claims the fight would have sold better if it was staged in the United States.
He says if they fought in America, he is pretty sure there will be more turns out and claims that people maybe tired of Joshua.
He further says that it is boxing and anyone can be a world champion for ten years, lose the next day and will later be called trash.
Meanwhile, British boxing promoter Eddy Hearn has declared that the event will be full on April 1st and that the importance of the fight is for Joshua’s career.
Hearn says a win against Franklin will open doors to blockbuster showdowns for Joshua against the upper echelons of the division while a loss could spell the end of his time at the top.
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