DAZN/Matchroom will start Anthony Joshua's comeback from his two defeats to Oleksandr Usyk from London Saturday afternoon and it's not a squash match as Joshua meets once-beaten American Jermaine Franklin.
Franklin suffered his first loss in his last fight against Dillian Whyte via a majority decision ( I scored the fight even) that saw Franklin badly hurt Whyte in round nine.
Joshua certainly is a solid favorite but Franklin isn't a soft touch and should Joshua take Franklin lightly, Franklin is capable of giving Joshua a rough evening.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma on ESPN+/Top Rank will broadcast two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner Robiesy Ramirez in his first world title fight as Ramirez tackles former WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe for the WBO featherweight belt vacated by Emmanuel Navarrete.
Ramirez was upset in his career debut but hasn't been beaten since and looked very sharp in his two recent knockout wins over Abraham Nova and Jose Romero while Dogboe has rebounded from his two losses to Emmanuel Navarrete with four wins in a row, including an exciting split decision win over Joet Gonzalez in his last appearance to earn him this shot.
I'd think this fight suits Ramirez perfectly but Dogboe never stops charging forward and if Ramirez shows up with an uninspired effort, I could see Dogboe winning this one on pure aggression.
The co-feature will pair Joet Gonzalez and Jose Vivas in a crossroads featherweight battle.
Gonzalez lost that aforementioned split decision to Isaac Dogboe or he'd be fighting for the WBO title while Vivas has lost against his best two opponents in Ruben Villa and Eduardo Baez and I'm not sure either are the level of Gonzalez.
The winner stays around the top ten of the division and the loser will take a major step back in status.