Tyson Fury’s British heavyweight superfight with David Haye has been dramatically postponed after the former WBA heavyweight champion suffered a cut in training.
Haye’s camp announced on Saturday that the 32-year-old had sustained a nasty gash above his left eye in his final sparring session on Friday, meaning the clash with Morecambe’s Fury at the Manchester Arena on September 28 was off - at least for the time being.
The injury required six stitches which are set to remain in place for upto a week, ruling the two-weight world champion out of the fight with the undefeated resort giant.
In a statement, Haye said: “Gutted isn’t even the word.
“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.”
Further announcements are expected about the rearrangement of one of the biggest fights of the year.