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Haye vs. Charr postponed, not cancelled, says Booth

By Scott Gilfoid: Adam Booth, the trainer/manager for former two division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s), says Haye’s fight with Manuel Charr isn’t off. They still plan on fighting him but they’ll need to postpone it until Haye’s dislocated left hand heals, whenever that is.

Haye was supposed to be fighting Charr next month on June 29th at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK, but Haye injured his left hand while training and won’t be ready by next month to fight the #8 WBC Charr.


Booth said to Sky Sports “The fight is postponed. There was a dislocation in the hand and we’re just waiting to see how long everything around the dislocation will take to heal.”

That’s interesting to know. We’re probably talking about at least two or three months just for the injury to heal, and then Haye will have to start training again. Heck, we may not see this fight take place until September. Gosh, Haye might as well cut his losses and move to someone else rather than taking the fight after all that time.

So Haye is still willing to take this dangerous fight. I think he may be sorry for it because he should take the injury as an omen that it might be better for him to move on and face a guy with a little less power and size.

We saw how tiny Haye looked against the 245 lb. Wladimir Klitschko two years ago in Haye’s lopsided 12 round unanimous decision loss, as he was being thrown around the ring like a rag doll. Now imagine Haye in the ring with a guy with equal size in Charr but with a lower center of gravity. All of Charr’s weight isn’t distributed like Wladimir’s weight, and he’s able to push around and overpower smaller guys like the 210 pound Haye.

Haye can win this fight if he can get to Charr but he’s going to have to get to Charr early before he gets warmed up because the longer the fight goes the greater the chance that Charr wears down the smaller Haye and blasts him out.

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