Boxer David Haye vows Dubai gym will still open in September

British heavyweight says the issue with bounced cheque mix-up is being rectified
Boxer David Haye vows Dubai gym will still open in September
David Haye. (Getty Images)
By Neil Halligan
Wed 29 Apr 2015 11:08 AM

British heavyweight boxer David Haye has said plans to open the Hayemaker gym in Dubai remain on track, despite the recent administrative issues over a bounced cheque.

In a brief message to Arabian Business on Tuesday, Haye said he plans to open the Hayemaker gym, located in Downtown Dubai, in early September. He said the issue regarding the bounced cheque mix-up is “currently being rectified”.

The boxer was questioned by Bur Dubai police after a bounced cheque was flagged up by authorities upon his arrival at Dubai International Airport two weeks ago. The cheque, valued at AED1.8 million ($490,070), is believed to be in relation to a payment due on completion of construction of the property to house his gym in Dubai.

He posted a video on Instagram on Monday this week thanking the fans for their support and urging them not to worry about his plight.

In the video, Haye said: “Don't stress too much about me, things aren't that bad. A little administrative issue has left me here in Dubai for a few days longer than anticipated but it is all getting smoothed out as we speak and I'll be back probably in London or Vegas soon.”

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