Former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion, David Haye, has reacted to the ironic news of Tyson Fury’s cut, which has caused him to pull out of his clash with Oleksandr Usyk, admitting that he hoped for this scenario after the torment he received from Fury in the past.
Haye and Fury were scheduled to go toe-to-toe back in 2013 in an all-British heavyweight showdown, until ‘The Hayemaker’ suffered a cut just one week before the clash and was forced to withdraw, receiving endless abuse from his outspoken opponent as a result.
Now the shoe is on the other foot, as Fury has received a debilitating cut himself, and Haye spoke out on Instagram, revealing that there was a time where he hoped for such karma to occur.
“I know that pain all too well. Remember in 2013, when I was scheduled to fight Tyson Fury, I myself suffered a cut the week before the fight and I didn’t hear the end of it from him. Even to this day, I still hear that ‘I only got cut because I didn’t want to fight him, I was scared.’ I was the big favourite, just like he is the big favourite in this fight and sometimes s**t just happens and that is just part of the sport.
“I actually remember at the time thinking ‘I hope one day, before one of his big fights, he has to suffer this’ because he was being such a d**k about it and here we are. But, I don’t feel that way about it at all, I don’t get pleasure from him having to pull out of a fight that I and the rest of the world really wanted to see take place.”
Fury-Usyk has now been rescheduled for May 18th and fans across the globe are keeping their fingers crossed, praying there’s no more hiccups to get in the way of a truly historic contest.