Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury has expressed his dismay at hearing the news that his fight with David Haye will not be going ahead on September 28 in Manchester as previously scheduled.
The 25 year-old, who has a perfect 21-fight record, was gearing up for the biggest and most lucrative fight of his career next week when he learned today that Haye had suffered a deep cut in sparring on Friday and was out of the contest.
Fury has now apologised to all those affected by the collapse of the pay-per-view contest as trainer and uncle Peter categorically rules out negotiating with the ‘Hayemaker’ to find another date for the domestic blockbuster.
“Sorry for everyone who bought tickets and hotels,” Fury said on his Twitter account before adding: “Haye (and his) excuses are boring, he don’t want to fight me.”
The whole situation is a big blow to both sides as both harboured hopes of a possible world title clash in 2014 against either of the Klitschko brothers, with Fury set to seek out an alternative opponent for a return later in the year.
Haye, 32, had stitches in the cut that will remain in place for five to seven days, after which the former WBA champion can contemplate his next move.