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Haye's 'big plans' dashed

Haye tells fans he didn't think the shoulder injury was so bad initially Credit: David Haye/twitter

In a statement on his website, David Haye said:

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

I'm truly gutted for my fans, says Haye

David Haye 'truly gutted' for fans Credit: David Haye/twitter

The boxer from Bermondsey tweeted this picture of him in a hospital bed last night with the message, 'I am truly gutted for my loyal fans'.

Haye's promoters say he had five hours of surgery in Germany last Thursday to reconstruct his right shoulder and in a statement say:

'[Haye] has since been told to seriously consider ending his glittering 11-year professional boxing career.

The operation was to the right subscapularis and bicep tendon attachments, both of which were ruptured.'

David Haye pulls out of heavyweight showdown due to injury

Heavyweight David Haye was forced to pull out of the bout due to an injury Credit: Nick Potts/ PA Wire

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye has had to postpone a Sept. 28 bout with fellow Briton Tyson Fury in Manchester after suffering a cut over his left eyebrow in training.

Londoner Haye was sparring with Croatian Filip Hrgovic on Friday when he suffered the wound that needed six stitches.

Promoters Hayemaker Boxing said in a statement that the stitches would have to remain in place for between five and seven days. No date was set for any rescheduled fight.

"Even when everything seems to be right on track, sometimes life throws you a curveball," said the 32-year-old Haye. "I will somehow have to try and make the best of this horrible situation. But, right now, I'm in bits about what has happened."

Haye's previous planned fight, against Germany's Manuel Charr, was cancelled in June when the Briton suffered a hand injury. He has not fought since July 2012, when he beat Dereck Chisora.

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Boxing fans are counting the days until one of the most anticipated grudge matches in history - in a battle between north and south. David Haye versus Tyson Fury.

They'll have to wait until the end of the month to see if the Londoner can take his heavyweight Mancunian opponent.

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