David Haye and Tyson Fury will now clash in Manchester on February 8, 2014. Haye and Fury were scheduled to fight this Saturday night(Sept 28) but Haye sustained a two inch cut above his left eye on the last day of sparring on Friday, causing a postponement.
"My fans will still get the chance to see what they all wanted to see this weekend - they’ll get to see Tyson Fury sparked out in a spectacular fashion."said David Haye.
"News of the date in February is music to my ears," said Haye. "I was absolutely devastated this weekend, and felt as though I’d let a lot of people down. But now, with this new date, I couldn’t be happier.
Haye had suffered much criticism from the media, Team Fury and the public for allowing himself to get cut so near the fight, jeopardising the lucrative pay per view event.
"Sparring eight days before a fight is nothing new or unusual," said Haye. "I’ve done this before fights in the past and never had an issue.
"Also, look at the history books. George Foreman sparred and got cut eight days before his ’Rumble in the Jungle’ with Muhammad Ali - causing a six-week postponement - and Sugar Ray Leonard sparred and got knocked down five days before his fight with Marvin Hagler, but still managed to go on and win.
"These things sometimes happen in training, and to suggest I decided against wearing a head-guard, or that the cut was premeditated, shows a clear lack of knowledge and understanding."
September 24, 2013