David Haye appeared to take enjoyment today in gloating about Tyson Fury’s bad luck with IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko postponing their fight set for October 24th because of a calf injury that he suffered during training.
Haye, who was forced to pull out of a scheduled fight against the 27-year-old Fury two years ago, said that the Boxing Gods don’t feel like he deserves to get a retirement payday.
Wladimir, 39, is supposed to be rescheduling the Fury fight by next week after he learns what his doctor’s prognosis is for his torn tendon in his left calf. But with an injury of that type, it’s possible that it could linger into many months. Fury would then have to make a decision whether he should cut his losses and move on or stick it out for the payday opportunity.
Despite being a very popular fighter in the heavyweight division, Fury still hasn’t been able to land a big cash out payday fight where he can walk away with loads of money and just live off of it for the rest of his days. Haye has made the big money in his fights against Wladimir and Dereck Chisora, but poor Fury hasn’t been able to get the same kind of cash for his fights.
Fury has already made it clear that he’s going to retire if/when he loses to Klitschko. The millions that Fury will get for his loss to Klitschko will enable him to sit back on his porch all day long and rest easy in his hammock for the declining years of his life.
Of course, if Fury wasn’t serious about his retirement threat, then he can always come back and get additional paydays against the likes of Dillian Whyte, Deontay Wilder, and Anthony Joshua and maybe even Haye.
I don’t know what it is about Fury that has kept him from getting that good cash in retirement fights like Haye received in his fight against Wladimir. It might have something to do with the fact that Fury keeps targeting the older heavyweights instead of the younger ones. When you pick out a fighter in his mid to late 30s, then of course the chances are going to be high that they’re going to suffer injuries during training camp. You can’t be surprised by any of that.
If Fury was a nurse taking care of an elderly patient, he shouldn’t be surprised if the elderly patient had medical problems that were plaguing them. When you take the job you have to have your eyes wide open to what you’re getting yourself into, and it’s just really bizarre that Fury is acting so surprised that the 39-year-old Wladimir is having injury problems.
Does Fury actually think that an older fighter doesn’t suffer injuries? Fury must be really naïve to think that an old timer like Klitschko doesn’t have injury problems like other aging athletes. If Fury eve sticks around the sport until he’s 39, I imagine he’ll see for himself what it’s like to be an old athlete. By Scott Gilfoid