Haye vs Fury Statement
Haye cut in sparring – forced to postpone Fury fight
Hayemaker Boxing regret to inform that David Haye has been forced to postpone his Saturday 28 September bout with Tyson Fury at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena 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 (19 September) 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. Ticketholders are advised to keep hold of their tickets until further notice.
The planned weigh-in at the venue on Friday 27 September has also been postponed.
“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.”
Any further announcements will be made via David Haye, Phones 4u Arena and our official channels.