David Haye backs Tony Bellew to exploit Oleksandr Usyk’s weaknesses


Bellew is the underdog towards Usyk (Photograph: Getty)

David Haye believes if any fighter can expose Oleksandr Usyk in the ring, it is his outdated rival Tony Bellew.

The Hayemaker dropped again-to-back encounters with Bellew at heavyweight, and the Bomber now ways up yet again in course to consider on four-belt cruiserweight king, Usyk.

Bellew is a large underdog for the fight, as he was in his two fights with Haye, but is promising when again to shock the planet.

Haye thinks Bellew has the equipment to exploit Usyk’s weaknesses, and dished out some tips to his previous opponent.

‘If it was me heading into the ring towards Usyk, a tough southpaw, I would not push the combat that a lot, I’d glimpse for the motion,’ Haye informed Betfair.

‘I would shoot to his physique as I’ve found him hurt a few years in the past with this method. A physique assault could be extremely practical in the early rounds.

TOPSHOT - British boxer Tony Bellew (L) delivers a straight left against countryman David Haye (R) during their heavyweight rematch at the O2 Arena in London on May 5, 2018. Bellew appeared to have all but ended David Haye's career with a fifth-round stoppage win over his rival British heavyweight in their grudge re-match in London. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Haye shed 2 times to Bellew (Image: AFP)

‘Hopefully, by rounds 7-12 you’d be putting the pressure and heat on him, if you get caught with a shot early, you are not likely to leave your self open up to it once again.

‘Make him consider and counter, and then counter that.’

He additional: ‘The 1 thing you want to know with Tony Bellew is he doesn’t look good aesthetically, but by some means, he finds a way to acquire.

Boxing - Oleksandr Usyk & Tony Bellew Press Conference - Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Manchester, Britain - September 24, 2018 Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew go head to head Action Images via fansci/Lee Smith
(Photo: fansci)

‘He finds your weaknesses and exploits them. So as unbeatable as Usyk seems to be physically, if everyone is likely to conquer him it is going to be Bellew.’

Usyk will make his debut on English soil in Manchester this weekend, with the Ukrainian holding one eye on Anthony Joshua.

AJ has already admitted he wants to fight Usyk, and his likely long run opponent designs to go up to heavyweight after his come across with Bellew.

Bellew can become the initially British fighter in record to hold all 4 main planet titles in a division should really he upset the odds on Saturday night.

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