David Haye Believes Oleksandr Usyk Has Nearly No Probability In opposition to Anthony Joshua: “It’s Going To Be Fairly Devastating”

Posted on 08/18/2021

By: Hans Themistode

A lot are cut up down the center when it comes to how they view the heavyweight conflict between unified champion Anthony Joshua and former undisputed cruiserweight king, Oleksandr Usyk.

With Usyk’s potential to outbox and outthink his opponents, slightly than outmuscle them, there’s a perception that irrespective of how massive Joshua’s hulking muscle tissue are, he’ll have a troublesome time touchdown one thing vital.

Whilst Joshua is presently the betting favourite, a straightforward evening on the workplace isn’t broadly anticipated. That’s, except you ask former heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, David Haye.

“Not a lot,” mentioned Haye when requested how a lot hassle Usyk can provide Joshua on September twenty fifth throughout an interview with IFL TV. “I feel if Anthony Joshua decides to have a tit for tat boxing match like simply jabbing and making an attempt to attain factors, then he’d have some hassle however he’s not silly sufficient to try this.”

Joshua, 31, has seldom tried to win his contests on the decide’s scorecards. Having worn out 22 of his 25 profession opponents earlier than the ultimate bell has rung, the British native has a propensity to depart nothing to likelihood.

In his most up-to-date ring look, Joshua positioned extra of his killer mindset on show. In December of 2020, the British native took on then obligatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev. Regardless of claiming that Joshua’s title reign was going to finish in brutal vogue, it was Pulev who was on the unsuitable finish of a one-sided beating. The Bulgarian would hit the mat a complete of thrice earlier than being stopped within the ninth spherical.

Whereas Joshua impressed a populous crowd at Wembley Area, Usyk, 34, was unafraid of what lies forward.

After selecting up each world title within the cruiserweight division, Usyk’s time as a heavyweight hasn’t been as profitable.

Having watched Usyk wrestle with a lot greater and stronger opponents in Chazz Witherspoon and extra lately, Dereck Chisora, Haye isn’t solely satisfied that Joshua goes to choose him aside however he additionally envisions precisely the way it’ll occur.

“He’s going to make use of his lovely jab, his top and attain benefit, dimension, and weight benefit, and his punch energy benefit. He’s simply higher throughout. It’s going to be fairly devastating.”

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