talkSPORT has won the radio rights to former world boxing champion Anthony Joshua’s comeback fight against Jermaine Franklin at The O2 in London. Fight Night Coverage will start from 7.30pm on Saturday 1st April on talkSPORT 2, with the main event on talkSPORT from 9pm.
The commentary team includes former boxer Spencer Oliver, Adam Catterall, Gareth A Davies and match commentator Andy Clarke, who will deliver punch-by-punch commentary of every moment live from the O2 in London.
In addition talkSPORT mid-morning hosts Jim White and Simon Jordan will cover the press conference on Thursday 30th March, and come live from the weigh-in the following day.
The fight forms part of ‘Showdown Saturday’ on talkSPORT with exclusive radio coverage of Manchester City’s lunchtime clash with Liverpool, followed by another exclusive Premier League commentary at 3pm and then the Joshua v Franklin clash in the evening.
Head of talkSPORT, Liam Fisher said: “What a fight this promises to be. We had exclusive rights to AJ’s last bout and can’t wait to cover his ring return against Franklin. talkSPORT continues to prove that it’s the home of boxing, giving fans a close up of the action from our expert team of commentators and pundits across our radio and social channels plus our website.”
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