Tyson Fury beat Sefer Seferi in heavyweight boxing return

Tyson Fury beat Sefer Seferi in heavyweight boxing return

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

"I hoped for a bigger opponent but we couldn't really get anyone, there was no one available".

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

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.

But Fury was disappointed by the attitude of 39-year-old Seferi, who was giving away more than 50lb and almost a foot of height difference on the night. He needs to get the ring rust off.

According to the BBC, Frank Warren, promoter to both Fury and Frampton, confirmed that the heavyweight would appear on the Belfast card as he continues his comeback.

Fury's first decent bit of work came at the end of the first round, when he landed a quick combination, but in the second referee Phil Edwards told him off for his conduct.

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

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.

Fury in particular was clearly distracted by the fight between a group of thugs and the events have of course taken social media by storm.

The ultimate goal for Fury is a lucrative all-British showdown with fellow unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua but the 29-year-old remains patient as he aims to return to the pinnacle of world boxing.

But just boxing again seemed unlikely at times for Fury during a troublesome period away from boxing.

After twice pulling out of rematches with Klitschko, Fury admitted problems with depression, excessive drinking and cocaine use before it was revealed he failed drugs test in February 2015.

Fury was given a backdated two-year doping ban, and he declared his boxing career finished as he piled on the pounds.

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