Carl Frampton Hopes Anthony Joshua KO’s Jermaine Franklin Early, Calls Out Tyson Fury

Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton hopes Anthony Joshua makes quick work of Jermaine Franklin on Saturday.

Joshua is looking to return to the win column on Saturday and it’s a crucial fight for his career. If he loses to Franklin, his time as a title contender is likely over, and his career could be too. With that, Frampton thinks Joshua can’t just beat Franklin but needs to beat him in style.

“Anthony Joshua has to not only beat Jermaine Franklin at the O2 Arena on Saturday, he has to win in style. A points win is not good enough. I want to see him get rid of Franklin early, stand in the ring and call out Tyson Fury. Fury-Joshua is still huge. A massive fight not just for British boxing but also on a global stage,” Frampton wrote in his BBC Sport article.

If Anthony Joshua does KO Jermaine Franklin as Carl Frampton hopes, he says he hopes Joshua calls out Tyson Fury. It is a massive fight and after a highlight-reel KO win, the timing would make sense.

But, in order for any of that to happen, Joshua needs to beat Franklin first. However, Frampton is confident this is the perfect style matchup for Joshua to win.

“This is the perfect type of fight for Joshua to come back to – an opponent who is credible enough. I actually thought Franklin beat Dillian Whyte in his last fight, although he didn’t get the decision. But in terms of a heavyweight boxer, he’s got 22 fights with 14 knockouts,” Frampton said. “It’s a nice ratio for a featherweight, but not necessarily for a heavyweight. Linking up with Derrick James and basing his training camp in Texas is a good move for Joshua, and perhaps one he should have done before now. Get away from the UK and from home comforts – have that camp mentality and not so many yes men around you.”

Who do you think will win, Anthony Joshua or Jermaine Franklin?

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