Carl Framptonm is hoping and praying that Tyson Fury prevails in Germany on Saturday night - but fears he may come up short in his quest to be heavyweight world champion.
Giant Fury takes on Wladimir Klitschko for the Ukranian’s WBA, IBF and WBO World titles and IBF Super-bantamweight champ Frampton fears Fury will come up short.
“I really hope he does win the fight. He is a charcter and boxing needs guys like him to spice things up a bit.
“Fury is a talented boxer but I just think Klitschko will have too much for him on the night.
“Wladimir hits very hard and he has not been beaten since 2004 and you don’t do that if you are a mug.
“And how many times has he defended his titles? He knows how to get the job done and I just think he will stop Fury at some stage.
“But I want Fury to win and hopefully he can pull it out of the bag,” he added.
And Frampton says his preparation for his World title showdown against Scott Quigg in the Manchester Arena on February 27 are going well.
“I did seven rounds of sparring this week to see where my fitness is at and things are looking good. we are still a long way out but I am feeling good. This is a huge fight and I cannot wait for February 27 and putting the record straight.
“I have wanted this fight for ages and it’s nearly here.”