‘The Hayemaker’ thinks Anthony Joshua ‘may be the most devastating heavyweight on the planet.’ Although the keyword is possible, as the former boxer said he was doing it the ‘wrong way’ just now.
David Haye faced off and defeated a 7ft tall ‘goliath’ at Nikolai Valuev to win the 2009 WBA Heavyweight belt. With that in mind, the man who knows how to fight plans to compete against a bigger opponent. .
Perhaps this experience prompted his latest advice to Anthony Joshua – namely, do things differently. Haye spoke to Boxing Social and shared what ‘AJ’ had to change for a hit hit against current WBC champion, Tyson Fury.
“He [should] talks about it in a completely different way than he talks about his last two battles against Oleksandr Usyk. About the movement, the repetition, the way he does all the things he does – it needs to change. And it’s changeable, he’s very adaptable, and he adapts to the style that people have told him to do. It’s all about style, not because he found his flow in style but because someone said ‘okay, put your hand in here, put your foot there, poke in there, roll under this thing. and then do this.’
He was taught to do what he did. So if he is taught to do what he does… he can be taught to punch in a way that is more effective against someone with longer arms than you, and with rhythm and balance. by Tyson Fury.
I think he’s the only one who has the ability [to beat Fury.] I think Deontay Wilder did, but Deontay Wilder didn’t.”
Joshua switched coaches before the final match – the second decisive loss in a row to Oleksandr Usyk. It is unacceptable to say that he may need more time with his new coach, Robert Garcia, before any major changes are properly represented in the ring.
Perhaps the changes Haye wants to see is something the team is working on. However, they will soon happen, given the progress of negotiations with Fury’s team. The pair are scheduled to face off in Cardiff on December 3.