Former two-division world champion Carl Frampton believes Anthony Joshua needs to win with a statement making performance against Jermaine Frankin.

Joshua's career is at stake, after suffering back to back defeats at the hands of unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.

He will now collide with Franklin this Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.

Frampton wants to see Joshua close the show with a knockout - and then openly call for a fight with WBC world champion Tyson Fury.

"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 told BBC Sport.

Frampton likes the selection of Franklin as the opponent - and he agrees with Joshua's decision to cross the pond to the United States and work with veteran trainer Derrick James.

He felt Franklin did more than enough to win against veteran contender Dillian Whyte last year. Franklin would end up losing by way of majority decision.

"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," Frampton explained.

"But in terms of a heavyweight boxer, he's got 22 fights with 14 knockouts. 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."