DAVID HAYE has named the one boxer he believes would beat Anthony Joshua… and it isn’t Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury.
The WBO, IBF and WBA champion defended his unbeaten file with a seventh-round stoppage of Russian star Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on Saturday evening.
The 22-Zero fighter has now set his sights on WBC holder Wilder, who’s taking up Fury in December.
However former heavyweight world champion Haye is definite that British star Joe Joyce, 33, is the person for the job.
Chatting with The Each day Star, Haye stated: “There are some good potential opponents.
“Clearly, a man I promote in Joe ‘The Juggernaut’ Joyce has one thing particular.
“He’s a giant man, he’s somebody who can sneak below the radar.
“He used to spar so much with Anthony Joshua.
“I might throw him within the ring with anybody proper.
“Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder – possibly a number of extra fights till he will get to that stage.
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“But everyone else in the world scene, he’s better than.
“Once he fine-tunes and harnesses the skills and gets a little bit more experience going a few more rounds, I definitely think he’ll be ready for the big boys.”
Joe Joyce, who boasts a 5-0 record, faces a tough test against Iago Kiladze on September 30 in America.