Haye vs. Fury Postponed – Will it be Cancelled Completely?
Hayemaker Boxing announced on Saturday that David Haye suffered a deep cut during the final spar of training camp. As a result, his planned September 28 bout in Manchester against Tyson Fury has been postponed. But there’s already talk that Haye vs. Fury will be cancelled completely with no rescheduled date in the future.
The cut above his left eyebrow occurred in round two of a sparring session on Friday night 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 apologize 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.”
However, while Team Haye seems to be moving in the direction of postponement and rescheduling the fight, Team Fury may not be no board.
Peter Fury, trainer and uncle of Tyson, says that they are “moving on” and that the fight will not be rescheduled. We’ll have to wait and see if that holds true, or if Haye vs. Fury comes back on the schedule for later year. Either way, it’s a disappointment for the sport, and for the heavyweight division and British fight fans in particular.