HAYE DEFIANT DESPITE FIGHT POSTPONEMENT
Fri, 05 Jun 2009
LOS ANGELES (June 4, 2009) - Despite yesterday's announcement that the June 20th World Heavyweight Championship bout between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye has been called off due to a back injury Haye suffered during training camp, a disappointed Haye is seeking a postponement rather than a cancellation.
Adam Booth, Haye's trainer and manager described the news as "the most disappointing and devastating that David has ever had to deliver".
He continued, "Unfortunately David has sustained a back injury which means he is unable to continue training for a short period. We're heading back to the UK for some aggressive physiotherapy."
"It looks like there will be only a three week delay from the original fight date with respect to David's readiness, which hopefully means that Wladimir will only postpone the fight, rather than cancel it."
David Haye commented, "I'm sorry to disappoint all my fans across the world and I hope that once I have had the sufficient treatment, I will be able to start training again and we can get the fight on as soon as possible. I know this is the fight the fans want and I will do everything to make sure it happens."
"We are disappointed that David will be unable to fight for the World Heavyweight Championship on June 20th, but we want to make sure that he is in top condition when he fights Wladimir," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "We hope David makes a fast recovery and we can reschedule the fight as soon as possible."
Further announcements will be made soon.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
Magsayo aims to cut down Vargas
By Joaquin Henson, , Tue, 05 Jul 2022MASAM SPORTS 64: MARK MAGSAYO IS PREPARING FOR A STRONG MEXICAN FIGHTER IN REY VARGAS
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Tue, 05 Jul 2022Robbery in Monterrey
By Joaquin Henson, , Tue, 05 Jul 2022Eagle of the Mountain slated Aug. 20-21 in Davao
By Lito delos Reyes, , Tue, 05 Jul 2022Mulatto bags 1st runner-up in PFDA
By Lito delos Reyes, , Mon, 04 Jul 2022Andres Campos continues march up the world ratings, wants Sunny Edwards clash
, Mon, 04 Jul 2022GM candidate Dableo, grandmasters to pit brains in WFM Lomibao-Beltran Rapid Open chess tournament
By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 04 Jul 2022WBO Sponsors Gathering of World Champions in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
, Mon, 04 Jul 2022Thrilla In Manila: Paano ito nagsimula?
By Eddie Alinea, , Mon, 04 Jul 2022Cuarto cries foul
By Joaquin Henson, , Sun, 03 Jul 2022MASAM SPORTS 63: ANOTHER FILIPINO CHAMPION FALLS, RENE MARK CUARTO LOSES IBF MINIMUMWEIGHT TITLE TO DANIEL VALLADARES
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sun, 03 Jul 2022Barriga mulls retirement
By Joaquin Henson, , Sun, 03 Jul 2022Quiñonero fights Verdadero in Resbak 2
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 03 Jul 2022CUARTO LOSES IBF TITLE BY SPLIT DECISION TO VALLADARES IN MEXICO
By Dong Secuya, , Sat, 02 Jul 2022MASAM SPORTS 62: MARK MAGSAYO'S FIRST TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST REY VARGAS
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sat, 02 Jul 2022Cu rules Under 13 Open National Youth & Schools Chess Championship Semi-Finals
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 02 Jul 2022MASAM SPORTS 61: THE RUMORED MANNY PACQUIAO EXHIBITION
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Fri, 01 Jul 2022Arquero captures Marikina chess title
By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 01 Jul 2022Jason Moloney hits number 1 in the WBC & WBO, eyes Butler clash, willing to fight on the moon
, Fri, 01 Jul 2022Saturday: Mairis Briedis-Jai Opetaia & Joe Joyce-Christian Hammer Main Events Highlight Boxing Marathon on ESPN+
, Fri, 01 Jul 2022RYAN GARCIA VIRTUAL MEDIA ROUNDTABLE QUOTES
, Fri, 01 Jul 2022Kaunlaran ng Philippine sports, pag-uukulan ng pansin ng administgrasyon ni Pangulong BBM
By Eddie Alinea, , Fri, 01 Jul 2022RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS Returns July 14th to Yakima Legends Casino
, Fri, 01 Jul 2022Rise of Hot Prospect Ernesto Mercado Continues with Sixth Consecutive Knockout to Start Career
, Fri, 01 Jul 2022July 9: German Heavyweight Christian Thun Set to Return in Co-Main Event of Francis-Beltran on ProBox TV
, Thu, 30 Jun 2022