Tyson Fury eyeing title fight before end of 2018

Lynette Rowe
June 14, 2018

Sporadic thick right hands from Fury had Seferi on the back-foot in the fourth, and his corner evidently made a decision to spare him further drawn-out punishment when they summoned Edwards and withdrew their man at the end of the round.

Fury is now aiming to reclaim some of the world titles he was forced to vacate, and insisted again he would be a world champion by the end of 2018.

Farce and Fury assailed Manchester in equal measure on Saturday night, as the former world heavyweight champion gurned around the ring for 12 minutes of his boxing comeback before his hopelessly inadequate opponent quit on his stool. I got four rounds in and TV exposure.

"He took me a few rounds so I'm happy with it".

"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", he added.

If he looked a little more serious from the second round onwards, it still felt like something of a non-event as the limited Seferi tried in vain to even reach Fury's head with his sluggish right uppercuts.

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

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

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.

Tyson Fury will now move on to bigger and better things with a fight at Windsor Park in August on the Carl Frampton under card his next stop but organisers will be hoping they don't get a repeat of these appalling scenes.

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. He received his boxing licence in January after accepting a backdated two-year doping ban. We picked Seferi because he had gone ten rounds with Manuel Charr. "I look at him the same way I look at [Anthony] Joshua, Wladimir [Klitshcko], [Deontay] Wilder, anybody".

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