Heavyweight contender Jermaine Franklin is going to aim for a knockout victory when he faces former two-time world champion Anthony Joshua.

Franklin will face Joshua on April 1 at the O2 Arena in London.

Last November, Franklin lost a close twelve round decision to Dillian Whyte at Wembley Arena.

There were many observers who felt Franklin had done enough to pull out a win or at the very least earn a draw.

Now facing a much bigger name than Whyte, Franklin is not looking to take any chances by allowing the bout with Joshua to reach the judges.

"I'm trying to knock AJ out. I know I'm probably not going to get no fair shake over here. That's our mentality, kill. I don't want to sh!t on nobody, but we've already kind of been through that. We kind of just got through that situation," Franklin told IFL TV.

"Honestly, because I won the last fight on points. The CompuBox numbers say I outpunched him in almost every round, by four rounds and they gave him the fight. I feel like I'm in a position where I have to knock him out or dominate the whole fight, extremely dominate the whole fight.

"I watched [the Whyte fight] probably like two-three times, I felt like I won. There was a lot of cheating going on in that damn fight. I was like, 'Damn, I just need a bit of fairness.' I kept getting clubbed, low-blows, headbutted, all types of sh!t. But as soon as I did something, the ref was on me. I was like, 'Yeah, all I asked for was a fair shake.' I know I ain't gonna get a fair shake on everything but at least keep me protected in the ring. That was the biggest thing I took from it, besides that I thought I easily won the fight 7-5."