Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
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Tyson Fury wins farcical comeback fight; set for August return

Tyson Fury wins farcical comeback fight; set for August return

Britain´s Tyson Fury (R) connects with a left against Albania´s Sefer Seferi during their heavyweight contest at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, northern England on June 9, 2018.

From the moment Fury lifted Seferi off his feet during the pre-fight weigh-in, it was clear his comeback was unlikely to go down in the heavyweight annals, and Seferi duly obliged. The caliber of opponents will keep on rising.

"I'm going to have a world title by the end of the year - that's a promise".

Former world champion Tyson fury (26-0, 19 KO's) won his first fight after his return, forcing the Sefer Sefer (23-2, 21 KOs) seem.

"Listen, I want someone big", Fury said.

"We took Seferi, who had a good record and a tough chin and he took me a few rounds".

With a height advantage of 10 inches and weighing almost five stone heavier than the Albanian, Fury's camp are hopeful that they will find a taller and heavier opponent for his Belfast bout.


His corner made a decision to spare the Albanian from further drawn-out punishment by withdrawing him at the end of the fourth round.

It was not always pretty from Fury, but it allowed the 6ft 9in Englishman to shed some of the ring rust before moving on to harder tests.

Seferi (23-2), a career cruiserweight, tried in vain to reach Fury's head with sluggish right uppercuts.

Afterwards Fury, whom his promoter Frank Warren said will fight again in Belfast on August 18, was his usual whirl of contradictions insisting Warren serve up a 7ft 2in opponent for his next bout - or alternatively, a man with one leg - and pouring scorn on the rest of his heavyweight rivals.

Just boxing again was an achievement for Fury, whose life span out of control after ending Klitschko's nine-and-half year reign.

Joshua and Deontay Wilder, the American who holds the World Boxing Council (WBC) belt, remain distant targets for Fury as they are in talks to face each other.

Fury has remained news while inactive due to a personal crisis that involved problems with mental health, excessive drinking, admitting cocaine use and serving a doping ban.

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