By Phil D. Jay

In a interview with ESPN, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has dismissed WBA champion David Haye as a threat to Wladimir Klitschko when he squares up to the WBO and IBF belt holder on Saturday night.

The 44 year-old, who dominated the division in the 1980’s, stated that the hard-hitting Ukrainian would take out the Briton early when they meet this weekend at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

Haye, 30, and 35 year-old Klitschko are both hoping to become the first heavyweight since Lennox Lewis to unify three world titles in Hamburg, Germany next month and Tyson believes it could be a short nights work for ‘Dr Steelhammer.’

“Haye shouldn’t last more than two rounds with Klitschko,” said Tyson.

"I like David Haye, but I think Wladimir Klitschko is too superior and too strong. I respect Haye as a human being, but he hasn't earned this fight.

"Klitschko should wipe him out. Klitschko's a great champion and I think Klitschko's going to beat him.

"I just don't think Haye can keep him off him. I could be wrong, but Wladimir should beat him."

Phil D. Jay covers the boxingscene for