A David Haye injury was sustained to his bicep last year that caused his rematch with Tony Bellew to be but back to this coming May. Consequently, Some fans are not holding their breath on it happening. Just yet.
In fairness to Haye, he’s had a number of injuries in his career which must be a mentally crippling thing to keep having to deal with.
Time and time again.
But it’s the notable, big fights that he’s pulled out of in the past that has earned the frustration venting of fight fans in recent years.
At this stage of his career while probably a bit removed from his prime now, in all honesty, even if he can still get back to 75% of the fighter he was – he’s still a force and contender.
More often than not (other than that Klitschko fight of course) his fights end in stoppages and can be entertaining.
He posted this update on his latest injury recovery at the moment but a lot of fans and people from the boxing world seem to be having none of it:
Here is a 6 weeks post operation update. 2018 is going to be the most exciting year of my life! Let's do this…😎👌🏾 pic.twitter.com/Seq89w2mwz
— David Haye (@mrdavidhaye) January 4, 2018
The inevitable “toe” jibes have come out. As to be expected really. Referring of course to the famous injury he pointed out to in his bout with Wladimir Klitschko.
Here’s some of the feeling and sentiment out there in the boxing world surrounding this latest injury recovery:
Hes only just going to pull out again the fucking toemaker
— Nashar Mehrban (@786Nashar) January 4, 2018
He’s a good boxer with no heart
— muhammad ali (@malijnr1996) January 4, 2018
Pulled out of how many fights? 🤷🤷not saying anything bad he’s made his money just probably don’t have the same motivation to get back in the ring so he keeps getting injured
— muhammad ali (@malijnr1996) January 5, 2018
Just trying to look for the chance this Bellew fight will happen bro pic.twitter.com/ZLhJtXjv1c
— Amir Khann (@deludedkhan) January 4, 2018
I bet he got injured filming this
— Bobby 😜 (@RobHancox2) January 4, 2018
Everyone knows you will pull out again
— J.J. Nesbitt (@jjnesbitt1986) January 4, 2018
I predict another injury around 2-3 weeks before your fight!!😉
— David Mellor (@davidpaulmellor) January 4, 2018