The Cobra spoke exclusively with Express Sport as Haye prepares to seek revenge upon 35-year-old Bellew following a shock defeat at London’s O2 Arena last March.
Bellew’s victory all but ended Haye’s hopes of a lucrative domestic heavyweight clash with Joshua, something he had been vocal in his pursuit of prior to coming unstuck in the 11th round against the heavy-handed Bomber.
Only a “miracle” performance this weekend would leave Haye any chance of setting up a fight with AJ, former unified super-middleweight champion Froch said.
“I think Joshua is too big for both of them,” he explained.
“The old David Haye would have given Anthony Joshua a hard fight, so if Haye can look like his former self – which I don’t think is possible but miracles do happen.
“Apparently, we’ve been to the moon in 1969, 1970. We’ve been there six times, I don’t believe a word of it. Some people do.
“Some people do believe it though and to me, that is a miracle. If David Haye says that he can go to the moon and rewind the clock and do it all again – for his own sake, I hope he can.
“But there is one thing that you can’t beat and that is Father Time. I know what it is like to be 38 years old and it is fine to go out running and do your cycling or whatever – I can probably outrun most people still now, cycle further, lift more weights – I’m not showing off but that is nothing [compared to fight camp].
“The pull-ups and the press-ups and the sit-ups and the volumes, the numbers. You’re starving to death. Starving to death and training like a lunatic for 12 weeks. F*** that.