Frampton vs Santa Cruz II: Anthony Joshua picks Carl Frampton to beat Leo Santa Cruz again

Carl Frampton has received the backing of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua ahead of Saturday night’s rematch against Leo Santa Cruz.

The Northern Irishman aims to repeat his first victory over Santa Cruz when he defends the WBA 'Super' featherweight title in Las Vegas, live on Sky Sports from 1am.

"These guys are phenomenal," Joshua told Sky Sports News HQ. "You've got the heavyweights – big guys, bruisers, beating each other up. But these guys are technically gifted.

They're quick, and they know how to fight, they're going toe-to-toe. This is the rematch, and it was very close in the first fight, so it will be interesting to see.

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"They have to make weight, which is a struggle in itself, so I give them a lot of credit for that.

"They're quick, and they know how to fight, they're going toe-to-toe. This is the rematch, and it was very close in the first fight, so it will be interesting to see.