By Daniel Davis For Mailonline
Published: 15:50 GMT, 4 December 2019 | Updated: 16:09 GMT, 4 December 2019
Former world champion David Haye has claimed that a 'new and improved' Anthony Joshua will be fully prepared for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday.
Haye also believes that the British heavyweight, who was dethroned by Ruiz in the pair's first showdown in New York, is capable of gaining revenge over his opponent with a victory on points.
But the 39-year-old tipped Ruiz to approach the showdown with confidence having benefited from a greater period of time to prepare for the clash.
David Haye claims that a 'new and improved' Anthony Joshua will be prepared for Andy Ruiz Jr
With Joshua also having worked to tighten his defence before the highly-anticipated bout, Haye predicts that his countryman will reap the rewards in Saudi Arabia.
He told Betfair: 'Questions have been asked over whether Anthony Joshua has had enough time between the two fights with Andy Ruiz Jr to make the improvements needed to win the rematch.
'Judging by his performance back in June, AJ has had plenty to work on, but I believe he has had time on his side. A fighter can change significantly during a 12-week training camp. In fact, it has been much longer than that as this fight would have dominated the thinking of Joshua since the summer.
'Anthony would have been thinking non-stop about the rematch, about what he could have done better first time out, if given the opportunity. We will see the fruits of that hard work on Saturday. Word around the