Tyson Fury: Heavyweight to fight on Carl Frampton undercard in August

Tanya Simon
June 14, 2018

Britain's Tyson Fury returns to the ring on Saturday (Jun 8) hoping his boxing comeback can inspire other people who have been suffering from mental health problems.

After a dominant but at times farcical performance from Fury, who played to the crowd and even incurred the wrath of the referee with his incessant showboating, Seferi retired on his stool after four rounds of the fight, awarding his opponent a 26th career win.

"I've had massive support throughout all my troubles, everybody's really been helping me and spurring me on", Fury said on Friday.

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. Fury could now face former WBC world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew as he gears up towards a heavyweight clash.

Seferi was seven inches shorter and almost five stones lighter than Fury, who used his reach and height to ensure there was never any danger of an upset.

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

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

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.

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

After ending Klitshcko's near-decade-long reign of the heavyweight division, Fury virtually disappeared from boxing by getting caught up in drink, drugs and depression. He needs to get the ring rust off.

Fury was eventually given a backdated two-year ban and in his exile he piled on the pounds.

"I think Anthony Joshua is fighting Alexander Povetkin in September so he will not fight until next year now and I think Wilder has got a mandatory".

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