David Haye: Joshua will KO Usyk with a jab

Former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion David Haye has given his prediction on the upcoming bout between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk. The Brit will be defending his three world belts on September 25 againt the WBO mandatory challenger.

Usyk, a former undisputed cruiserweight champ of the world, will try to be the first heavyweight king who came up from the lower division since Haye himself.

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“Hayemaker” was ringside for last October’s fight between Usyk and Derek Chisora and knows pretty well what the Ukrainian is capable of. Still, according to the veteran, Usyk doesn’t have what it takes to dethrone “AJ”.

“I think his style might be very effective if AJ was 6’2″ and 14st,” Haye told Sky Sports.

“But AJ isn’t. AJ is 6’6” and he’s an absolute specimen, and he’s one of the best athletes ever in the heavyweight division. That just spells knockout defeat for Usyk. If Usyk was the future of the heavyweight division and he’s going to be good enough to beat AJ, he should have at least stopped Derek Chisora or won by a landslide.

“But he didn’t. He wasn’t able to keep the heavier man off him. He didn’t have the firepower. I just don’t see AJ having any problems. I’ll tell you exactly what punch it’s going to be – a jab, right hand and then a straight jab again. The jab will knock out Usyk. He will knock Usyk out with a jab.

“He may have as much skill as I have, he may have more skill than me. But he just doesn’t punch hard enough to keep the big men at bay. You can be as fast as you want, but the speed isn’t bothering the big guy. Usyk’s power and speed didn’t bother Chisora. To beat the big men, the big monsters at heavyweight, you have to have a big punch to get their respect, keep them off you. He doesn’t have the firepower to keep the big men off him, so the big men are going to be on him when they choose to.”

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