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Breaking News!!! Haye vs. Fury Postponed Due to Injury

By. BrotherJR

Originally reported by Rob Day of RINGNEWS24

September 21, 2013


The big Heavyweight clash in Manchester, on September 28th, has been called off due to a training injury to David Haye.

For the second fight, in a row, David Haye has suffered a training injury. His June 29th fight, with Manuel Charr, was cancelled due to a hand injury. Fans got their money back, that time, though it looks like this fight will be pushed back for about 6 weeks.

He was training with sparring partner Filip Hrgovic – a 6ft 6″ Croatian – when he was cut, and the wound required six stitches.

Here is a full statement from Hayemaker Boxing:

Hayemaker Boxing regret to inform that David Haye has been forced to postpone his September 28 bout with Tyson Fury due to a deep cut suffered during the final spar of training camp.

The cut above his left eyebrow occurred in round two of sparring on Friday night (September 19) and required six stitches by a plastic surgeon at St. Thomas’ hospital. Because of the gravity of the cut, these stitches will now remain in place for five to seven days.

Unfortunately, after being properly assessed, Haye was left with no choice but to postpone his fight with Fury, scheduled for next Saturday night in Manchester. He is currently waiting on further medical assessment to determine the extent of the postponement.

“Gutted isn’t even the word,” said a crestfallen Haye. “Mentally, I’m on the floor at the moment. I’m devastated most of all for my loyal fans, my family and my team, as well as Tyson Fury and his team.

“I know injuries and cuts are part and parcel of our sport, but this doesn’t change the feeling of disappointment and sadness I’m experiencing right now. To everyone who has bought tickets, booked hotels, and followed this fight since it was announced, there is absolutely nothing I can do except apologise from the very bottom of my heart.

“Even when everything seems to be right on track, sometimes life throws you a curveball. I will somehow have to try and make the best of this horrible situation. But, right now, I’m in bits about what has happened.”

Now I must admit that I’m disappointed that this fight is now postponed. It was fight that I was really looking forward to.  Early rumors claim that Fury is moving on and seeking a possible bout against Deontay Wilder. I’ll believe that when there is an announcement made. Besides, tickets have been sold for Haye – Fury and Haye would lose a lot of money if he were to let someone step in and fight Fury.  Look for this fight to be rescheduled, possibly as early as Nov. 9 at the same venue. If the fight doesn’t happen this year, look for Haye and Fury to square off early in 2014.


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