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Haye-Fury bout rescheduled for Feb. 8

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MANCHESTER, England (AP)

The postponed all-British heavyweight fight between David Haye and Tyson Fury has been rescheduled for Feb. 8 in Manchester.

Haye canceled the original bout, due to take place on Saturday, after requiring six stitches in a deep cut above his left eye sustained during sparring.

In a statement released by Hayemaker Boxing on Tuesday, Haye says ''I was absolutely devastated this weekend, and felt as though I'd let a lot of people down. But now, with this new date, I couldn't be happier.''

Haye, a former WBA champion, responded to criticism that he shouldn't have been sparring eight days before the fight, saying ''to suggest I decided against wearing a head guard, or that the cut was premeditated, shows a clear lack of knowledge and understanding.''

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