Tyson Fury beat Sefer Seferi in heavyweight boxing return

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Fury, a former WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight World Champion, will return for the first time in 31 months in the SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONALĀ® social media offering, which begins live at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel. It was like I was having my debut again.

"I've had a long time out the ring and I needed some rounds, so I was taking my time".

Attention now turns to his next opponent at Windsor Park on August 18, with the likes of David Price and Tony Bellew already being mentioned.

"I wanted to stand and have a fight with him, but it (the retirement) happened, and it wasn't my fault that they pulled him out".

It would do him good to have few nights as facile at this one, with the majority of the aggression in the arena supplied instead by a small pocket of fans who sparked a brief brawl midway through the bout.

Frampton indicated that he would be willing to fight the victor of Warrington and Selby, however, Warrington feels a Belfast fight with Frampton could be premature for him. That's where he'll be.

Tyson Fury beat Sefer Seferi in heavyweight boxing return
Tyson Fury beat Sefer Seferi in heavyweight boxing return

'As you can see he's still got a bit of weight to lose, you can see he needs the rounds and we just have to step up the opponents each time.

Mid fight, former heavyweight champ Tyson Fury and his opponent even appeared to look at the punch drunk punters as they landed punches on one another.

'We keep moving onward and keep moving forwards and the objective is to get him into contention to fight for the world title as soon as possible.

"I'll have a world title by the end of the year". The name of the game is to get the fights in, then by the end of the year be in a position for a big, big fight'.

He never looked troubled against Albanian opponent Seferi, ten years his senior and nearly a foot smaller than the Briton, in what proved to be a farcical match-up.

Entertaining the Manchester crowd throughout, Fury's dominance of the ring was never really threatened throughout, and, after some initial toying with his opponent, Seferi retired in his corner at the end of the fourth round.

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