David Haye’s Hayemaker Promotions released a statement Sunday afternoon informing fight fans that the February 8th bout with Tyson Fury was cancelled due to complications from shoulder surgery Haye underwent last week. On the advice of doctors, Haye must now seriously contemplate hanging up the gloves for good:
Hayemaker Boxing regret to inform that former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David Haye underwent five hours of surgery in Germany on Thursday morning (14 November) to reconstruct his right shoulder, and has since been told to seriously consider ending his glittering 11-year professional boxing career.
David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye (26-2) retired once before, only to return and defeat Derek Chisora by 5th rd TKO in July 2012. Haye-Fury was originally scheduled for September 28th, 2013 at the Manchester Arena only to be postponed to February 8th 2014 after Haye required stitches to mend a cut just days before the fight. Hailing from London, Haye was a former unified world cruiserweight champion, holding the WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring cruiserweight titles. Haye was also a silver medalist at the 2001 World Amateur Championships in Belfast.