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Peter Fury: I said all along Haye v Tyson wouldn’t happen

Phil Jay 17/11/2013

The trainer and uncle of undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury has given his initial reaction to the news that David Haye is out of their scheduled February 8 clash and faces retirement from the sport.

Peter Fury, who has overseen his nephew’s rise to the brink of a world title shot, stated that he isn’t shocked by the news as the fight was already postponed once due to cut suffered by former WBA title holder Haye.

“It’s no surprise to me as I said all along this fight is not going go happen,” said Fury. “Let’s get the show back on the road with a real heavyweight fight.”

Fury, 25, has already been out of action since April having originally scheduled to fight Haye in September and is already being linked to a possible bout with big-hitting American Deontay Wilder.

For Haye though, this news comes as a massive blow and could spell the end of his career.

The shoulder injury that has scuppered their rearranged date was operated on for five hours by doctors, who advised the two-weight world champion to first of all cancel that Fury clash, and more worryingly to take stock of whether he intends to fight again.

Team Fury can now begin work on securing their next move after a frustrating few months tied up with the ‘Hayemaker’ in a fight that disappointingly won’t be taking place.

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