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Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wins in boxing comeback

14 June 2018

Speaking in the ring straight after the fight, Fury promised the boxing world that better is to come in 2018.

But the highlight of the whole night probably came before the fight even started.

Tyson Fury eased to victory in his comeback fight as Sefer Seferi retired after four rounds at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. I must admit, he was saying the right things but I used to think "I hope I could share your enthusiasm".

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.

"I'm not going to say I wasn't nervous, coming back and being the main event".

Fury, 29, showed few glimpses of the impressive movement around the ring he did in is previous fight when he upset Wladimir Klitschko on points for the World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) titles in November 2015.

New Zealand's former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker says he is willing to wage war with next opponent Englishman Dillian Whyte and the hope it earns the victor a world title bout.

But Fury was disappointed by the attitude of 39-year-old Seferi, who was giving away more than 50lb and almost a foot of height difference on the night.

I learned two and a half years is a long time to be out. I won't take anything for granted and I'll enjoy every moment.

"We picked Sefer Seferi because he fought Manuel Charr and gone 10 rounds with him", Warren said.

But Fury's reign was brief with rematches twice cancelled against Klitschko before he admitted to problems with depression, drink and drugs.

It will be another two months before we see Fury continue down his comeback trail as promoter Frank Warren revealed that the former world champion will be back in action on Carl Frampton's stadium homecoming card.

"I've been realistic from the beginning that we're not going to put him in with big names early on".

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. "And the objective is to get him into contention to fight for a world title as soon as possible".

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wins in boxing comeback