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Haye under fire for Twitter 'coma' joke

ESPN staff
June 22, 2011
David Haye looks to be in peak form for his title fight © Getty Images

David Haye's build up to his mega fight with Wladimir Klitschko is in danger of being overshadowed by a lewd joke he posted on Twitter.

Haye will meet Klitschko for the WBA, WBO and IBF belts in Hamburg on July 2 and the Brit has been making positive noises about how his preparations have been going.

However, he is facing the prospect of a British Boxing Board of Control probe over a Twitter post.

Haye wrote: "Wife walk into bedroom & says to husband, 'Shall I slip into something that will make you smile?' Hubby replies, 'Yes. A coma u ****!'"

The post has caused controversy and the Board are aware and far from happy with the content.

Robert Smith, secretary of the British Boxing Board, said: "This is a crazy thing to be putting up. Distasteful and unnecessary."

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