DAVID HAYE has explained how Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury can all be beaten – giving different gameplans for each.
With three unbeaten heavyweight kings actively competing, boxing fans should be living in a golden era in the division.
However, rival promoters, TV networks and overall business infringements has left Joshua yet to face off with either rival and Wilder and Fury seeing their rematch canned.
With understudy opponents finding themselves slotted in while promoters continue to squabble, former heavyweight champ Haye has revealed how to upset the applecart.
Having once targeted a showdown with domestic rival Joshua before, only to be beaten by Tony Bellew in March 2017, Haye believes activity and body shots will cause AJ to fall.
“To beat Joshua you need to have 12 rounds in the tank; you can’t get tired at any stage because he’s very fit and athletic.
“You have to use a lot of angles and feints in order to force him to keep his hands up – and a big body assault would be the way to beat him.
“Dillian Whyte hurt him to the body when they fought and a few shots from Carlos Takam also looked to affect him.
“I’d try that in the early stages and attempt to counter-punch him; he has quick hands so you would have to time your punches well.
“There is no margin for error, you have to time your slips to perfection as he is so heavy-handed.”
Once a sparring partner of Haye’s, the former cruiserweight king revealed beating the puncher to the punch is the way to dethrone the WBC champ.
Haye said: “The best way to beat Wilder is to punch when he punches. He’s much more physically durable than people give him credit for and his chin is also a lot better. His legs do buckle from time to time but he always comes back to get the knockout.
“The mistake people make is that they think they just have to clip him once but you actually have to hit him with three, four or five punches to get him out of there.
“Luis Ortiz had him reeling at one stage but couldn’t keep his foot on the gas.
“You may have to play possum and pretend you’re hurt and wait for him to come in milling – and then counter-punch.
“I would take a shot, pretend it hurt me and stagger back to the ropes before throwing my response.”
Haye twice prepared to face Fury, in 2013 and 2014 but pulled out on both occasions with injury – and Haymaker says feints and the occasional barrage of punches in close would be the Gypsy King’s kriptnyte.
Haye said: “To out-box a boxer is something that is rarely done. Fury is a master boxer but I would use my superior skills in terms of movement and feinting – and waiting until he does his thing.
“When he misses as he is coming into range, hit him hard and then get out of the way.
“Standing at a traditional boxing range with a man whose arms are so long would see him win all day long.
“You have to stand out of range, feint and rush in, throw your shots, and get out again.
“When he gets frustrated and wants to have a tear-up that’s when you can capitalise.”