Jermaine Franklin lost to Dillian Whyte in what many consider to be an extremely close contest that could go either way.
This weekend held a lot of ‘firsts’ for ‘The 989 Assassins.’ It was his first time fighting outside the US, the first time he went all the way to 12 innings and the first loss on his record – although not according to him.
Franklin was a quality slightly unknown when he was announced as Whyte’s ‘return’ opponent.
Never defeated, but no real world level opponents. However, he proved himself to be the more capable, displaying quick hands, heart and good punching ability during the arduous competition.
It was not the return to the ring that Whyte wanted – that is, beyond victory. ‘The Bodysnatcher’ didn’t make too much of an impression until a huge left hook in the twelfth inning, and then said it was difficult due to working with new coach Buddy McGirt , for six weeks.
After the fight, the previously undefeated American boxer took to Twitter, unhappy with the result that decided the majority in favor of the host boxer.
I was robbed!!!!!!!!!! The decision is complete bullshit.
– Jermaine Franklin Jr (Official Pg) (@JermaineFrankl6) November 26, 2022
Undoubtedly, two out of three Whyte-biased scorecards (116-112) did not paint an accurate picture of the fight in terms of competition, however, many fans and pundits have judged. it’s close enough that they won’t be surprised if it happens. go one of two ways.
Franklin had previously been promised to fight Anthony Joshua in the new year if he won. Promoter Eddie Hearn has made it clear that it will be a seven-figure payday – it will be a hard pill to swallow for Americans given how he feels as the fight with Whyte unfolds.
Now, Whyte is moving towards that ‘AJ’ fight, although many fans felt that the Franklin fight was close enough to deserve a rematch.