David Haye never truly became part of Tyson Fury's present, but he's now going to stay part of the big heavyweight's past. After postponing a September 28 due to a cut, Haye has now pulled out of the rescheduled February date after undergoing shoulder surgery, Tyson's uncle and trainer Peter Fury says they'll never deal with Haye again:
"It has stalled Tyson's career by a year. We're behind a year and we've lost some serious ranking points as well. We lost a mandatory for the IBF with Pulev, that all got put to one side, so to say the least we've got an ill feeling towards what has happened. ... David Haye's credentials as a fighter has never been in question; he's a world class fighter. As a human being and as a fighter in boxing we wish him all the best. But as with the conduct with his camp and business dealings that's another matter entirely. We're not going to do any business with that camp ever again regardless."
Fury (21-0, 15 KO) is looking to move on to another intriguing big fight, as he says he wants to face unbeaten KO artist Deontay Wilder:
Team fury will do every thing in r power to make @BronzeBomber fight happen. It's up to team bomber now. I'm the best heavyweight on earth!— Tyson Fury (@Tyson_Fury) November 19, 2013
Wilder (30-0, 30 KO) last fought on October 26, knocking out Nicolai Firtha in four rounds. Fury also beat Firtha, stopping him in five rounds back in 2011. It's definitely an interesting fight if it can be made. Team Fury has stated (before Haye officially canceled) that he will fight on February 8 regardless, so there's time for it to get made.