Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Tyson Fury wins his comeback fight against Sefer Seferi

Tyson Fury wins his comeback fight against Sefer Seferi

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. Sereri weighed-in at 210 pounds for their 10-round bout, which will stream live in the USA exclusively on SHOWTIME Sports social media platforms.

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. In the co-feature, Jermell Charlo will face Austin Trout for the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship. It's been a long time out of the ring and I needed to get some rounds in. I will be better next time. I won't take anything for granted and I'll enjoy every moment. In one clip, men can be seen hurling themselves over chairs as the brawl, which unfolded during the second round of the boxing match, escalated.

But even set against such lowly expectations, the contest at times resembled a pantomine with Fury gurning and throwing his arms into the air through much of the opening round.

Britain´s Tyson Fury (R) connects with a left against Albania´s Sefer Seferi during their heavyweight contest at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, northern England on June 9, 2018.

Promoter Frank Warren said they are still trying to work weight off Fury, and ring rust.

Terry Flanagan and Maurice Hooker
GETTYTerry Flanagan and Maurice Hooker got tense at the weigh-in

Fury, 29, did not take his task totally seriously early on and was told off by referee Phil Edwards for playing to the crowd, but the English boxer was pleased it was not a short fight after two years and seven months out of action.

"I'm going to have a world title by the end of the year - that's a promise".

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.

Fury towered over his far smaller opponent and, having kissed the Albanian just before the bell sounded, Fury spent much of the first round clowning around.

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.

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