Just when we thought we were in for one of the biggest heavyweight fights of the year on Saturday, things took a turn for right now.
David Haye was sparring when he received a cut over his left eyebrow which led to rescheduling the fight. With this Saturday’s fight cancelled, a date has already been selected for the two to finally go toe to toe in the squared circle.
The fight will occur on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at Manchester’s Phones 4u Arena. Both of these fighters are looking to get a shot at Wladimir Klitschko and his heavyweight title. If Haye is victorious over Tyson, it will be his second opportunity to toe up against one of the greatest heavyweight fighters we have seen in a long time.
Although he suffered this cut, he should have no problem staying in shape as he continues to prepare for February’s show down with Fury. Fury on the other hand has a kickboxing match that was scheduled a month after the fight that was supposed to happen on Saturday.
Between now and February I expect a lot of trash talk to occur between these two fighters. This gives promoters to build up this event in hopes of high pay per view sales. It’s not the fight of the century or anything, but it’s definitely not a heavyweight bout you want to miss.
Between both of these two power house heavyweights, there is sure to be an early knock out.
— Eurosport.com EN (@EurosportCom_EN) September 21, 2013