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David Haye undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles tendon

David Haye “completely ruptured” his Achilles tendon during his loss to Tony Bellew.

David Haye vs Tony Bellew - Heavyweight Fight Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

In what should come as no big surprise to anyone who watched the fight, David Haye has undergone surgery after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in his Saturday loss to Tony Bellew, where Haye valiantly tried to fight several rounds with the injury before being stopped in the 11th round, when his corner threw in the towel.

Haye (28-3, 26 KO) and Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KO) were fighting on about even terms before the injury, after which Haye was largely a sitting duck, unable to move much. Still, Bellew took a while to get to Haye and put him away, which says a lot about the toughness and determination of Haye, something that has not always been his calling card, at least in terms of public perception.

The 36-year-old Haye may or may not wind up boxing again, but you’d have to figure he probably will. There will be money out there for him to do so — either in a rematch with Bellew or against someone else — and he knows how to sell just about any fight. He’s not so old that retiring is a given, and if nothing else he may get bored.

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