Hearn Rejects Rumors of Haye Injury, Rematch Being in Doubt

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport has responded to the circulating rumors that David Haye suffered some form of injury that was severe enough to force his withdrawal from the Tony Bellew rematch, which is set for December 17th at the O2 Arena in London.

The scenario is almost a replica of what happened prior to the first meeting - where there was talk of Haye suffering a bad injury where the initial bout was said to be in doubt. During that time, Haye did confirm that a minor injury was suffered - but it wasn't severe enough to postpone the fight.

The first bout took place in March at the O2, and saw Bellew secure a huge upset win with an eleventh round stoppage of Haye - who suffered a ruptured Achilles during the fight, which made him a one-legged fighter.

haye-bellew-fight (13)_1

After the rumors of Haye (28-3, 26 KOs) suffering an injury broke out on the internet, a concerned Hearn began to hammer the phone lines to find out further information.

He believes the rumors were leaked out media outlets to play mind games with Bellew.

"I said to Tony Bellew – it’s probably they’ve leaked that, because that’s the sort of thing they do," Hearn told IFL TV. "When that broke I had spoken to a member of his team about the undercard about an hour before.

"I know he was training yesterday morning with a corporate day for Park Plaza, training fine. So I was a bit taken aback by it. So I spoke to the team and they said absolutely no problem."

Hearn also said Sky Sports conducted their own investigation and spoke to the fighter directly, and came up with the same result - that Haye was fine and ready to fight.

"Then Sky then spoke to David Haye and said – oh we’ve seen this and he said – absolutely not true. I’m 100 percent ready to go December 17th. It’s on," Hearn said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bluepete on 11-13-2017

Can just feel it coming, "I'm in the shape of my life" and then "oops, legs gone again, thanks for the money see ya later". My prediction for fight night.

Comment by thack on 11-13-2017

[QUOTE=alexguiness;18206660]Haye's body is like Khan's chin or Oscar's butt hole; Fragile and likely to cave in at any point.[/QUOTE] Lol....Don't forget Khan's marriage and 'boxing career'....!

Comment by FrankieBruno on 11-13-2017

It could be true, but even if it is Haye will still fight

Comment by EvanFields on 11-13-2017

Didn't he deny the rumors before too though ? These things never just come from nowhere

Comment by angkag on 11-13-2017

[QUOTE=Kiowhatta;18206486]I'm in agreement with all on here - he probably isn't 100% - and the excuse it was put out to de-stabilise Bellew and his camp? How? By making Bellew not train seriously? make him over-confident? He's surely smarter than…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Photos: Ishe Smith, Julian Williams Face To Face at Weigh-In Oscar Vasquez Hopes To Land a Major Fight in 2018 BJ Flores Sets Record Straight on Alexander Povetkin Fight Photos: Sullivan Barrera Grinds Hard - Ripped, Ready For Valera Amir Khan: I Embarrassed Myself By Making Joshua Accusation Chavez Jr. Return: Alfredo Angulo Now The Frontrunner Denis Shafikov vs. Rene Alvarado, HBO Latino, December 9 Wilder's Trainer: Deontay Wants To Be First Heavyweight at 50-0 Dejan Zlaticanin Returns on December 14, Broadway Boxing Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera Finalized - Dec. 15, PBC on FS1 Ricardo Mayorga Rules Out Retirement, Plans February Return Diego De La Hoya vs. Jose Salgado - Golden Boy on ESPN, Dec. 14 Bellew: It's Disgusting That Wilder Insinuated Joshua is on Steroids UK News: Tommy McCarthy, Lewis Crocker, Ricky Summers Miguel Cotto Career Special on HBO, November 25 Photo: Carl Frampton, Horacio Garcia Ready For War in Belfast Joseph Parker: I Have 'A Lot of Options' Other Than Joshua, Wilder Frampton: All The Big Fights Interest Me, The Best is Yet To Come Shawn Porter: Crawford Beats Horn Easy, Everybody is a Target! Teddy Atlas Explains Why He Favors Lomachenko Over Rigondeaux Ishe Smith: I Asked For Julian Williams, Confident I'll Get The Win Nathan Gorman Welcomes Daniel Dubois: He Knows Where I Am Alexander Povetkin vs. Christian Hammer - Full Card is Set Truax: I Have To Be at My Absolute Best To Beat James DeGale Jarrell Miller: I Would Stop Dillian Whyte in Four or Five Rounds Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Milan Melindo Unification Set, December 31 Wilder Would Agree to Fight Ortiz Again, Wants to 'Punish' Him Kovalev: The Pressure Will Be High To Fight Beterbiev, Bivol Roy Jones Jr. Brings WinnaVegas Casino Card To BeIN Sports Jamie Conlan Plans To Box Jerwin Ancajas, Not Go To War Jose Martinez Stops Jesus Martinez for NABO Championship Parker Says Forget Wilder Fight: I'm Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Vasyl Lomachenko: The Fight With Rigondeaux Will Be Historic Kellerman on De La Hoya-McGregor: It's Amazing Conor is Favored Photo: Giovani Santillan, Dodzi Kemeh Ready For Battle Photos: Anthony Dirrell, Denis Douglin - Nearly Brawl at Weighin Canelo-Golovkin Rematch: Update on Negotiations, Date, Venue Jarrell Miller: Muscles Won't Save Joshua - He Has a Glass Jaw Ferdie Pacheco - "The Fight Doctor" - Passes Away at 89 Naoya Inoue vs. Yoan Boyeaux on December 30

Latest Active Forum Threads