Anthony Joshua’s Value Drops As British Boxer Fails to Sell Bout Tickets

Anthony Joshua’s Value Drops As British Boxer Fails to Sell Bout Tickets

  • Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin is slated for April 1, but there are concerns over fans turning up
  • Latest reports have it that several seating sections are still available, with barely a month before the fight
  • Tickets for the fight at the O2 Arena venue are still available as the boxers struggle to sell them

Fans seem not interested in the Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin fight as tickets have not been selling as expected.

Reports have it that thousands of tickets are still available, meaning the contest might be uninteresting to boxing fans.

A look at the O2 Arena website shows several sections of the available seating barely a month before the explosive encounter.

Anthony Joshua, AJ, Jermaine Franklin, O2 Arena
Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin tickets are still very much available. Photo: Zac Goodwin
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Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin is slated for April 1, and recall that AJ lost three out of his last four fights and will need to rebuild his boxing career.

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The former two-time world champion will rebuild some momentum against the American who last fought in November.

If all goes well, Dillian Whyte has also been lined up for AJ and the bout could take place in June before a possible blockbuster fight with Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder to close out the year, Punch reports.

It however seems fans are not so excited for AJ’s return as there are still plenty of seats still without buyers to watch the fight in person.

AJ fighting for money

Joshua has stated that money is his major motivation for fighting in the ring ahead of his big battle against Jermaine Franklin.

Six months after being beaten for the second time by Oleksandr Usyk, Joshua eventually appeared publicly as he spoke to the press ahead of his next duel in April.

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Joshua and Franklin both attended the press conference in London on Thursday evening, 9 February, where the 33-year-old confirmed his readiness for the encounter.

Nigerian actor called out Joshua

Sports Brief earlier reported that Popular Nigerian actor, Jigan Baba Oja has hilariously taken to social media to call out British boxer, Anthony Joshua for a fight in the United Kingdom, claiming he has been looking for the former champion.

In a video which has gone viral, the Yoruba movie star was spotted saying that he has been in London for the past two weeks and Joshua has been nowhere to be found.

Jigan added that he actually spoke with the boxer before he left Nigeria, but Joshua decided to hide for fear of being beaten.