Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Hatton admits he never thought he’d see Fury return to boxing

Hatton admits he never thought he’d see Fury return to boxing

Boxing fans must have been anticipating a spectacular fight night on Friday, and weren't disappointed, but there was a great deal more action outside the ring than in it.

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury declared himself completely happy with his four-round comeback win on Saturday night, despite a lack of action.

By the fourth it became apparent Fury, who sporadically unloaded right hands, could end the fight when ever he wished - but the decision was taken out of his hands by Seferi's corner when they withdrew their man at the end of the round.

The 29-year-old Englishman has never been far from attention while away from the ring due to the trials and tribulations that left him experiencing "the lowest of the lows to the point of not wanting to live".

That's because Fury's ring walk was definitely worth the wait.

"I'm not here to dwell on the past, I'm here to move forward", Fury insisted.

"We took Seferi, who had a good record and a tough chin and he took me a few rounds".

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Fury (26-0, 19 KO) is next scheduled to fight on August 18 in Belfast against an opponent yet to be named.

"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.

With a height advantage of 10 inches and weighing almost five stone heavier than the Albanian, Fury's camp are hopeful that they will find a taller and heavier opponent for his Belfast bout. I won't take anything for granted and I'll enjoy every moment.

But Fury, the former world heavyweight champion, said he was again eyeing a title fight before the end of 2018.

"We picked Sefer Seferi because he fought Manuel Charr and gone 10 rounds with him", Warren said. He received his boxing licence in January after accepting a backdated two-year doping ban.

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.

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