By James Slater
David Haye and Tyson Fury will now meet on February 8th of next year, various media reports have confirmed. The fight, postponed due to Haye suffering a cut eye in sparring, will still take place at The Phones 4U Arena in Manchester.
Haye is delighted with the news:
“I was absolutely devastated this weekend, and felt as though I’d let a lot of people down. But now, with this new date, I couldn’t be happier,” Haye said. “My fans will still get the chance to see what they all wanted to see this weekend – they’ll get to see Tyson Fury sparked out in spectacular fashion. Fury might start to get brave now that he’s received a stay of execution – and he might call me names and accuse me of ducking him – but that will all be short-lived, I can promise you.
“The cut will heal, the fight will happen next year and the fans will go home happy. The only difference now is that Tyson Fury gets an even nastier beat-down than he would have received first time round.”
Fury, too is sure to be happy with the news of a new date. It remains to be see whether or not Fury will go ahead with his plan of having an interim, or “warm up” fight before next February.