Tyson Fury’s uncle and trainer has confirmed his nephew will never fight David Haye after their much-publicised heavyweight bout was cancelled.
Haye announced on Saturday morning that a cut sustained over his left eyebrow which required six stitches had forced him to postpone the contest against Fury a week before they were due to meet.
While the Londoner said he was hopeful of rearranging the clash, Peter Fury has other plans. He told World Boxing News: “We move on from Haye now and look to better things. This has put a bad taste in our mouths so we’re moving on and the fight will not be rearranged on our side.”
Despite posting a picture of his injury on social networking sites, Haye’s pull-out has angered Fury, who lashed out at his rival.
“There only would have been one winner and that was me. An army couldn’t have stopped me on Saturday night because I’d prepared mentally, physically, everything,” said Fury.
“I couldn’t have done any more in training. I’m in the shape of my life, I just couldn’t wait to show everyone what I was going to do and had up my sleeve. There’s no excuses ever out of me. You never hear me say excuses. If I had two broken hands I would still go in there and fight on Saturday night.”
Haye said: “I know injuries and cuts are part and parcel of our sport, but this doesn’t change the feeling of disappointment and sadness I’m experiencing right now.”
Scott Quigg’s WBA super-bantamweight title clash with Yoandris Salinas, which was scheduled to be on the Haye-Fury undercard, has been rescheduled for October 5 at the O2 Arena.
Meanwhile, Dereck Chisora moved a step closer to securing a fight with one of the Klitschko brothers when he defeated Edmund Gerber to become European heavyweight champion.