Former two division world champion David Haye believes Anthony Joshua should rough up Oleksandr Usyk to the point of a near disqualification.

Haye has long believed that using physicality is the key to overcoming Usyk in the upcoming rematch.

Last September, Joshua was outboxed over twelve rounds by Usyk, who captured the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles.

They are set to collide for a second time on August 20th in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua is being prepared by his new trainer, Robert Garcia. 

According to Garcia, he is training Joshua to be more aggressive and more physical.

Haye predicted Joshua would win the first encounter and he feels the British superstar will come away with a win in the rematch.

“I’m going to go with Anthony Joshua again. I went with him in a big way in the first fight. He didn’t fight in the manner which I thought he was going to that I think would have given him the best chance of winning," Haye explained to reporter Gareth Davies.

“He applied probably the worst tactics you could do against a southpaw. Gave him range, was respectful inside, in close. There were no warnings from the ref about deducting points because he never imposed himself.

“He’s got a good team who’s gonna drill it into him that this is not a boxing match, this has got to be a dogfight from the first bell. He should be this close to getting a point deducted or disqualified, that’s how physical he needs to be because he’s a specimen like no other in the heavyweight division.

“He is physically the supreme heavyweight right now. He just needs to apply that into a style that’s useful and last time round it wasn’t very useful at all and this time around he really has to do it. And I believe he will do it.”