Haye was meant to meet Bellew in a return of their March fight on December 17 at the O2 Arena in London, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.
David Haye has been forced to postpone his rematch with Tony Bellew after tearing his biceps during training.
Reports have emerged on social media this afternoon that David Haye has pulled out of his heavyweight rematch with Tony Bellew.
'I was ready to rewrite the ending of the Haye Bellew saga'. "I look forward to getting back to training and into the ring in early 2018 with excitement and determination". Haye said he tore a bicep muscle in a "freak accident" during a conditioning session.
"I'll get over this disappointment over Christmas with my family and will be straight back into camp for a new date".
Bellew stepped up a weight in March to beat Haye, a world heavyweight champion from 2009-11, in a fight that ended in the 11th round.
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Haye (28-3, 26 KOs), 37, showed enormous heart by fighting from the sixth round on with a ruptured right Achilles tendon.
But according to reports, Haye has now sustained an injury to his arm which requires surgery before he can be given the all-clear to fight again. The real heavyweight champion of the world.
Haye has struggled with the Achilles injury he picked up in the first explosive fight between the pair back in March - which SunSport revealed was causing him trouble before entering the ring.
Haye released a lengthy statement explaining why he had to pull out of the fight and offering his apologies to Bellew. I've been exclusively focussed on this fight and it's extremely frustrating that I couldn't finish 2017 with just my ring performance doing the talking.
Haye had to pull out of boxing Lebanese-born Syrian-German Manuel Charr with a hand injury in May 2013 and then a fight against Fury was postponed after the Londoner suffered a cut in sparring in September 2013.
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