Fans punch on in farcical Fury comeback fight

Lynette Rowe
June 12, 2018

But he has also expended plenty of words exalting the skills of his opponent, Sefer Seferi.

It was all too easy for the former world heavyweight champion against little-known Sefer Seferi at Manchester Arena.

However, Fury picked up the pace as the bout progressed, beginning to bully a career cruiserweight having to deal with huge disadvantages in height and weight in the fourth as he found the target with a series of uppercuts.

Unbeaten heavyweight Nick Webb (12-0) took time out to talk to BBN about Tyson Fury's (25-0) return against Albanian Sefer Seferi (23-1) this weekend in Manchester.

The eagerly-awaited comeback happened almost three years after the British boxer secured a triumph over Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

Nevertheless, the manner of his win was rendered relatively redundant when compared with the battle he has had to shed more than eight stones as well as winning a much-publicised battle with depression.

With the help of his family and trainer Ben Davison he has reached the point where he says he feels the best he ever has. "I fell out of love with the game but now the love is thriving". After going from hero to zero, can Fury go from zero to hero?

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In his exile, Fury has not lost his off-beat sense of humour and it is another trait that appeals to fight fans and beyond. While he says he's focused exclusively on Seferi, his own words suggest otherwise.

"I did a bit of dancing, threw a couple of punches and it was just about getting back to being under the lights again - it's been a long time".

Tyson Fury will fight again in August and expects to be kept busy by his promoter Frank Warren as he looks to claim a world title before the end of 2018. His quest for legendary status won't be bolstered by knocking out Seferi on Saturday; it's Joshua and Wilder who hold the belts and the prestige he seeks.

"I could have knocked him out in the first round, but what good would that have done me?"

Flanagan suffered a split decision defeat to American Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO super-lightweight title, with two judges favouring Hooker 117-111 and 115-113, and the third going for Flanagan 117-111.

Comebacks are nothing new in boxing. He still swears, rants and says outrageous things like comparing himself to Muhammad Ali or a goldfish.

He's been to the top before suffering a fall and sparring partner Tom Little believes the Lancastrian has learnt from his mistakes.

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