Tyson Fury will fight on Carl Frampton undercard on August 18

Annette Crawford
June 14, 2018

I used to see him knocking about Manchester and he was always saying he had the ambition to [come back],I just thought it was too far for him to come back.

Tyson Fury's return to the boxing ring was marred by freaky crowd trouble, which saw fight fans turn on each other and brawl in the middle of the Manchester Arena.

"I wouldn't mind going back to the Leeds Arena, have another nutty night there, defend the title and then possibly see about fighting Carl after that".

"We took Seferi, who had a good record and a tough chin and he took me a few rounds". I got four rounds in and TV exposure.

"He took a couple of hard punches and he told his corner not to send him out for round five".

"I learned that two and a half years out of the ring was a long time".

"I will take my career very seriously this time, and not take anything for granted, and enjoy every moment".

Fury had a six-inch height advantage over Albanian Sefer Seferi
Image Fury had a six-inch height advantage over Albanian Sefer Seferi

Fury has been kept out of the ring since since November 2015 for multiple reasons.

But Fury, the former world heavyweight champion, said he was again eyeing a title fight before the end of 2018.

The 6-foot-9 Englishman claimed to have lost 112 pounds for his comeback, and although he still has more to lose after weighing in at 276 pounds, he showed his boxing skills have not been eroded by the layoff.

An nearly comical fight saw Fury with a six-inch height advantage over the Albanian - and his laughing, play-acting and tongue-pulling suggested he was not having to exert himself too much in his first fight for two and a half years.

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. He needs to get the ring rust off.

But Fury was adamant he was focused on the task of beating Seferi, whose 23 professional career wins have all come at cruiserweight, with his lone loss to heavyweight contender Manuel Charr in September 2016.

"The objective is to get him ready to fight for the world title as soon as possible. In the meantime we have to get Tyson more competitive fights".


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