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Haye Advised To Retire After Surgery, Fury Fight Off

By Terence Dooley

David Haye and Eddie Hearn have confirmed that the "Hayemaker" will not face Tyson Fury at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester on February 8 after undergoing a five hour shoulder surgery in Germany on Thursday to repair a ruptured right subscapularis and bicep tendon attachments.  Haye had his shoulder reconstructed, according to his official website, and has been advised to consider drawing a line under his professional boxing career.

“I genuinely believed the shoulder injury wasn't that bad,” said Haye. “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.”

“The surgery and subsequent results are a bitter pill to swallow because I truly felt I had a lot more to offer and was looking forward to paying back my loyal fans with some great fights in 2014,” said Haye. “But I've been boxing for 23 years now, amateur and pro, and this has clearly taken its toll on my body. “I can only offer my sincerest apologies to all those fans who have followed me over the years and, like me, wanted to finish on a real high. This wasn't how I wanted to end 2013.

“If I'm now destined to have won the European Championship, the Unified World Cruiserweight Championship and the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the world - with a record of 28 fights, 26 wins, 24 victories coming via knockout and only two defeats - then so be it. I'm proud of these achievements and consider my boxing career a huge success.”

*** All fans with tickets to Haye vs. Fury on February 8 should go to their point of sale for a refund. Hayemaker Boxing apologise for the inconvenience caused ***

It now leaves Tyson Fury, 21-0 (15), without an immediate opponent and in need of a fight as soon as possible so that he can kick on with his own career.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Superflo777 on 11-18-2013

It would be really sad if we wouldn't see Haye as a professional boxer anymore. He's a very entertaining person.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 11-18-2013

[QUOTE=joe strong;13939932]why am I an idiot? the guy had reconstructive surgery on his shoulder & won't be in the ring for at least a year if ever again. I believe him. i'm not a fan of his but surgery likely…

Comment by nacho daddy on 11-18-2013

that type of injury can be linked to PED's just like wards shoulder. ward refusing the vada test adds fuel to the fire

Comment by joe strong on 11-18-2013

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;13939719]Only an idiot who buy everything that Team Hayemaker is selling.[/QUOTE] why am I an idiot? the guy had reconstructive surgery on his shoulder & won't be in the ring for at least a year if ever again.…

Comment by joe strong on 11-18-2013

[QUOTE=dan_cov;13938896]Absolute grade A sh1thouse! Second time he has pulled out, once against Charr, some other bum, Wladimir at least once, Vitali twice. David ''Excuse maker'' Haye is a diva, an actor. I don't care if his injury is legit, it…

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