News | Nov 14 2017

David Haye injury fears dismissed

Despite David Haye injury rumours, the fight with Tony Bellew is on course for December 17
David Haye
Tony Bellew & David Haye Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

FEARS that David Haye is carrying an injury have been dismissed. A spokesman for Matchroom, who will promote Haye’s rematch with Tony Bellew, confirmed the fight is on course for December 17 as originally planned, calming concerns over a David Haye injury.

Haye has a litany of injuries and pull outs in his past. He withdrew from a scheduled bout with Wladimir Klitschko citing a back injury and complained of a damaged toe after his 2011 contest with Klitschko. Two proposed bouts with Tyson Fury had to be cancelled, after Haye suffered a cut in sparring and then when he needed surgery to reconstruct his shoulder that kept him out of the sport for years.

Rumours had swirled before his first fight with Bellew, when he appeared in Germany to require some treatment. Famously during the bout itself earlier this year he snapped his Achilles tendon before Bellew ultimately halted him.

 

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