Tyson Fury wins comeback after opponent is retired


Tyson Fury wins comeback after opponent is retired

"I opted for a bigger opponent but we couldn't really get anybody, there was nobody available".

Fans will now be expecting Team Fury to take on some tougher challenges in next fights, with the The Gypsy King due to be back out on the Carl Frampton undercard on August 18 in Belfast.

After a dominant but at times farcical performance from Fury, who played to the crowd and even incurred the wrath of the referee with his incessant showboating, Seferi retired on his stool after four rounds of the fight, awarding his opponent a 26th career win.

During the fight, Fury was clearly enjoying himself as he danced and joked around the ring, looking in complete control.

Seferi, who was almost five stones lighter and seven inches smaller, did show some ambition early on but Fury's height and movement ensured there was never going to be an upset at Manchester Arena. It's been a long time out of the ring and I needed to get some rounds in.

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.

Tyson Fury was not concerned about a lack of action during his four-round comeback win.

After the match, fury's promoter Frank Warren said that the Briton will return to the ring before the end of summer will spend the next fight on August 18.

Seferi did a good job of surviving and Fury struggled to lay a glove on him in the second.

The Albanian Seferi was immediately put off and was pulled out of the fight before the start of the fifth round.

The ultimate goal for Fury is a lucrative all-British showdown with fellow unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua but the 29-year-old remains patient as he aims to return to the pinnacle of world boxing.

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

Fury was eventually given a backdated two-year ban for testing positive for the banned steroid nandrolone and in exile he piled on the pounds while the WBA, WBO and IBF titles slipped into the hands of others. He looked in reasonable shape on his comeback, although still has some weight to lose before his next outing.