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Haye fight may never happen - Fury
Tyson Fury says he is not convinced his heavyweight showdown with David Haye will ever take place after the Londoner announced his withdrawal from their September 28 fight due to injury.
Haye said he was "devastated" after sustaining a bad cut above his left eyebrow which required six stitches during his final sparring session for the bout on Friday night.
But despite posting a picture of his injury on social networking sites, Haye's pull-out has angered Fury, who clearly believes it provided Haye with a convenient excuse to avoid the contest.
Fury posted on Twitter: "Sorry for everyone who bought tickets & hotels. Haye excuses r boring. He don't want to fight me!"
It remains unclear if and when the bout will be re-scheduled as doctors work to determine how long Haye will be sidelined with the injury.
It had been hoped the winner of next Saturday's showdown would put themselves in pole position for a crack at world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who is due to defend his title against Alexander Povetkin in Moscow next month.
A statement from Hayemaker Boxing said: "Hayemaker Boxing regret to inform that David Haye has been forced to postpone his September 28 bout with Tyson Fury due to a deep cut suffered during the final spar of training camp.
"The cut above his left eyebrow occurred in round two of sparring on Friday night (September 19) and required six stitches by a plastic surgeon at St Thomas' hospital. Because of the gravity of the cut, these stitches will now remain in place for five to seven days.
"Unfortunately, after being properly assessed, Haye was left with no choice but to postpone his fight with Fury, scheduled for next Saturday night in Manchester.
"He is currently waiting on further medical assessment to determine the extent of the postponement."
The clash between Haye and Fury had promised to be one of the most eagerly-awaited domestic contests in years, with tickets selling out within hours of going on sale last month.
Haye had been hoping to use the fight to re-establish his world-class credentials after his disappointing points defeat to Wladimir Klitschko in July 2011.
Meanwhile, victory for Fury would have lifted him further into contention on the back of a career-best seventh round stoppage of American veteran Steve Cunningham in April.
Haye said: "Gutted isn't even the word.
"Mentally, I'm on the floor at the moment. I'm devastated most of all for my loyal fans, my family and my team, as well as Tyson Fury and his team.
"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. To everyone who has bought tickets, booked hotels, and followed this fight since it was announced, there is absolutely nothing I can do except apologise from the very bottom of my heart.
"Even when everything seems to be right on track, sometimes life throws you a curveball. 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."
Fury's promoters Hennessy Sports refused to comment.