David Haye has predicted that Anthony Joshua will knock Oleksandr Usyk out in ‘devastating’ fashion next Saturday.
Britain’s heavyweight champion is set to defend his belts against the Ukrainian former cruiserweight king on September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Haye has close-up experience watching Usyk as he managed Derek Chisora for their bout last year.
Although Chisora was able to use his size to give the undefeated star some early problems, he ultimately found his rhythm and won on points.
When asked how much trouble he expects Usyk to cause AJ, Haye told iFL TV: “Not much, I don’t think.
“If Anthony Joshua decides to have a tit-for-tat boxing match – just jabbing and trying to score points – then he’d have some trouble, but he’s not stupid enough to do that.
“He’s just gonna use his beautiful jab, use his height and reach advantage, use his size and weight advantage and his punch power advantage.
“His physical athletic advantage, his advantage of being able to receive punches from big heavyweights.
“He’s just better all-round and it’s just gonna be pretty devastating.”
Haye even went as far as to map out how he expects the finish to come about.
He explained: “I’ve seen it in my head, he’s gonna hit him with a one-two.
“It might not even land, the one-two, but he’s gonna come across with the left cross/jab and put him down or out.”
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