Tyson Fury has expressed his anger after his bout with David Haye was called off for a second time.
Former world heavyweight champion Haye has been told to "seriously consider" retiring from boxing by doctors due to a serious shoulder injury and he will be unable to fight Fury in Manchester on February 8.
It is the second time the fight has been cancelled after Haye was forced to pull out in September after suffering a deep cut above his left eye in training.
Fury will now be forced to look for a new opponent and, after an initial rant on Twitter, he has issued a statement on his Team Fury website which read: "I'm absolutely furious but in all honesty this is exactly what I expected.
"Everyone knows I was very suspicious when he pulled out the first time and this confirms to me that he's always been afraid of me and never wanted this fight."
Fury's uncle and trainer Peter Fury also said he was not surprised at the news.
He said: "From the moment Haye postponed in September, it was obvious this fight wasn't going to happen.
"The public have been duped. Tyson will fight someone else in February. We'll get the show back on the road and we're glad we don't have to do business with these people ever again."