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David Haye Explains The Injury To His Hand, Withdrawal

By David "Hayemaker" Haye

Just a quick message to again express how sorry I am for postponing my return to the ring because of injury. It was a tough decision to make, as I didn't want to let anybody down, but was one made easier by the pain I experienced. In the end, I had no choice but to postpone the fight.

The injury occurred on Sunday evening, when I was hitting the heavy bag as ferociously as I always do. After landing a punch, I instantly felt a shooting pain in my left wrist. The pain never stopped.

I went and got it checked out immediately and was told I'd suffered a subluxation of the wrist, and that the pain in the wrist was due to the intercarpal ligaments around the capitate being damaged. The specialist then told me the wrist would take a minimum of four weeks to heal and that I should avoid punching, of any kind, during this period.

As you can imagine, I was totally gutted. After hearing the diagnosis, I knew it was going to be extremely difficult to train the way I wanted to. And, by the time it healed, I would have been way behind schedule. My timing and sharpness would be non-existent come fight night on June 29, as not being able to punch before a boxing match is far from ideal.

Injuries in training happen more often than you think, and I've had to overcome plenty of them in the past. Sometimes you can get around them and fight through the pain. But other times, they just get the better of you. That is what happened to me on Sunday.

It's devastating and has put me back a few steps, but I made the only choice available to me. There was absolutely no way I could take at least a month off from punching and then expect to turn up and beat any world-class heavyweight.

All I can do now is wait for it to heal and get back into the swing of things. I'll keep my weight down, continue eating healthy food, and then, when the time is right, step up the punching side of my training. The wait will be frustrating, both for me and my fans, but as soon as I'm in a position to announce another fight date, my fans will be the first to know. I won't make you wait very long.

For those looking to refund tickets, the best thing to do is contact the point of sale. I've been told Eventim are offering full refunds on all tickets sold, which is great news. Again, so sorry for any inconvenience caused.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FloydvsPac on 05-16-2013

TOE-GATE...THE SEQUEL!! What a douche!! How does this guy still have fans???

Comment by vxrandall on 05-16-2013

Reeks of fakery! Never seen anyone write an apology note before....natural born bullsh1tt3r is that one

Comment by ElAbad on 05-15-2013

David Haye you need to invest in some winning boxing gloves!

Comment by yoz on 05-15-2013

LOL, so Charr's a 'world-class' heavyweight now? 200 billion that Haye announces a Fury or Vitali fight in the next month. Anyone want it?

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