LONDON - David Haye has been forced to postpone his heavyweight clash with Tyson Fury due to a deep cut sustained in training, his promoter Hayemaker Boxing announced on Saturday.
Former WBA heavyweight champion Haye sustained the injury during a training camp sparring session ahead of the sell-out bout, which was due to take place at Manchester's MEN Arena on September 28.
The 32-year-old's cut above his left eyebrow needed six stitches, which will have to stay in place for five to seven days, and he is awaiting further medical tests before setting a new date for the Manchester bout.
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."
Haye admitted he was devastated to have to pull out just a week before the fight.
"Gutted isn't even the word," he said. "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.