Haye-Klitschko Postponed

The nature of Haye's injury is unknown, but I imagine it's something like a decapitation. via The Daily Mail


According to Setanta Sports, David Haye has pulled out of his upcoming fight with Wladimir Klitschko due to an injury.  The nature of the injury has not been specified.  According to the report:

The British hope suffered the problem in training ahead of the eagerly-anticipated bout, which is to be screened live on Setanta.

It will be a heartbreaking blow for Haye, who championed long and hard for the opportunity to shake up the division by taking on the best in the business.

His controversial tactics in goading the Klitschko brothers into action caused a stir but, ultimately, it secured him his crack at Wladimir on June 20. 

An independent verification of the injury is required before a decision on the future of the fight can be confirmed and a new date fixed for the Schalke showdown.

 A late pullout is always a big blow to a promotional team, but this one especially hurts.  Not only is this probably the most anticipated heavyweight fight since Lennox Lewis retired, but over 60,000 tickets had been sold for the event.  Hopefully the injury isn't so bad that the fight can't be rescheduled quickly.

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