But Haye, who has fought as a heavyweight only three times, said Valuev would be "too clumsy" and technically deficient to defeat him.
"He doesn't have the technical ability to beat someone as fast and as experienced as me," said Haye, who has 21 wins from 22 professional fights.
"There are certain aspects of his game that are very effective, he's got a very good and fast jab, a double jab, he throws a nice upper cut. But he's going to need a lot more than those three shots to beat me.
"He's an ugly type of fighter, he tries to lean on you, tries to brawl and comes out with a really hairy chest that gets matted and is disgusting.
"I've never been a big fan of the matted hair in my face. The size I am, I sort of come up to his chest and apparently the word around the campfire is that he doesn't smell too sweet.
Hopefully someone hoses him down outside before he comes in
David Haye on Nikolay Valuev
"I've talked to a few guys that have been in the ring with him and they say that's the first thing they notice, just the stench.
"Hopefully he runs a cold tap over himself or someone hoses him down outside before he comes in."
Haye would be Britain's first heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis retired six years ago were he to beat the 36-year-old Valuev.
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