First it was documented in the media that David Haye has suffered a hand injury last week and was forced to pull out of his World Heavyweight title showdown with Wladimir Klitschko on June 20 in Germany. Then, according to my source who is involved in the situation, Haye would have had to undergo tests and X-rays to the hand to verify the injury. That’s when the “hand” injury suddenly became a “back” injury, which requires no X-rays to prove or verify there actually is an injury.
“Haye 100% punked out of the fight,” says our source. “The pressure and magnitude of the event was starting to get to him and he bailed out.” Then, apparently, Team Haye attempted to do damage control by claiming that, though the pain in Haye’s back comes and goes, Haye could be ready to fight Wladimir on July 11. How Team Haye could guarantee that the pain in Haye’s back would definitely “go” in time to be ready for July 11 is about as flimsily believable as when Haye assured us Wladimir would be the “easiest fight of his career.” Enough with the nonsense.
Team Klitschko had already catered enough to Haye, waiting almost two months for the big-mouthed Brit to finally sign the contract – even though both sides had agreed on terms much earlier, and logically decided to move on. WBA champ in recess Ruslan Chagaev now steps in and June 20 now becomes a long-awaited Heavyweight unification. Chagaev is in shape from training to face Nikolai Valuev in Finland which was canceled because Chagaev supposedly failed medical blood tests.
So Haye’s punking out of the fight actually turns out to be a blessing in disguise. And now Haye must prove himself as a worthy challenger to the world heavyweight championship by beating prime, top 5 contenders.