Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Tyson Fury beats Sefer Seferi in comeback fight

Better than the boxing’ Bizarre fan fight breaks out during Tyson Fury comeback Tyson Fury's boxing comeback was marred by crowd violence. Reuters
Lucia Summers | 14 June, 2018, 06:46

The contest at times resembled a pantomine with Fury gurning and throwing his arms into the air through much of the opening round.

Arguably not since Julius Francis sold advertising space on the soles of his shoes prior to his bout with Mike Tyson at the same venue 18 years ago has British boxing borne witness to such a pantomime.

Tyson Fury eased to victory in his comeback fight as Sefer Seferi retired after four rounds at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.

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

Fury could now face former WBC world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew as he gears up towards a heavyweight clash. They're all bums anyway - Wilder, Joshua, Parker - they're all useless. "They're all the same as Manuel Sefer, or whatever his name is".

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Seferi, who had campaigned nearly all his career as a cruiserweight, was never going to trouble the 6ft 9ins Fury by whom he was out-weighed by more than four-and-a-half stone, and the favourite was clearly capable of ending the fight at will.

"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. I will go back home and have pizza and then get back on it tomorrow.

"We keep moving onward and keep moving forwards and the objective is to get him into contention to fight for the world title as soon as possible".

Frampton said that undefeated Mexican Oscar Valdez would have been his ideal opponent for his Windsor Park debut but that the 27-year-old's broken jaw means that he will now likely fight Josh Warrington after his split decision win over Lee Selby last month.

Fighting for the first time since claiming the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, Fury sporadically unloaded right hands as he showboated through the scheduled 10-round bout and received a warning from referee Phil Edwards.

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