It’s Franklin who came out fighting first. He landed a series of body shots and pushed Joshua back.
Joshua went for the uppercut to take Franklin out but the American ducked and grabbed the 33-year-old to prevent getting hit.
Things also got heated between the two with AJ and Franklin squaring up to each other in the ring. The ref was forced to push them apart.
Joshua landed another deadly uppercut to wobble the American. He followed it up with a right hand before in with his left. Franklin grabbed Joshua to prevent getting hurt further.
The bell goes with seven seconds left and it’s ALL KICKING OFF!!
That’s it, the final bell sounds, Franklin survived and doesn’t get knocked out!
RESULTS ARE IN!
Anthony Joshua beats Jermaine Franklin by unanimous decision; 118-111, 117-111, 117-111.
The two-time champion doesn’t celebrate a lot, perhaps already focused on the next step to becoming three-time world champion.