Haye v Fury in doubt yet again after shoulder surgery

Haye1The eagerly awaited heavyweight clash between David Haye and Tyson Fury scheduled for Feb 8 in Manchester has been thrown into doubt yuet again after Haye underwent a 5 hour shoulder op earlier today in German, making retirement rather than big fight the near certain option for the former heavyweight champion of the world.

The fight will now at best be postponed yet again.

“I genuinely believed the shoulder injury wasn’t that bad,” Haye told DAILY SPORT Boxing. “But the doctor sent me for a detailed MRI scan and within 24 hours I was told the full extent of the damage. Twenty-four hours after that I was in the operating theatre.

“It’s a crushing blow for me. I had big plans for next year and the ultimate goal was to win back the world heavyweight title, something my amazing fans deserve. What I didn’t anticipate was that this year would be the unluckiest of my career and that a number of injuries would disrupt my plans so much. Perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be. The boxing Gods keep hinting that maybe enough is enough and that it’s time to finally hang up my gloves.”

So what next now for Fury? Maybe a fight with Deontay Wilder the hard hitting unbeaten American of a similar size, a possible fight was an option earlier in 2013 after Wilder stopped Audley Harrison in Sheffield in under 90 seconds.

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