Tyson Fury predicts tougher battles ahead after winning return

Heather Diaz
June 12, 2018

"I'll have a world title by the end of the year, that's a promise", declared Fury.

The former world heavyweight champion was never likely to be troubled by an opponent whom he out-weighed by over four-and-a-half stone and towered over by a foot.

Fury is next scheduled to fight at Windsor Park in Belfast on August 18, while a fight with Tony Bellew was mooted before the end of the year.

TYSON FURY slammed Sefer Seferi for not turning up for a fight, but revealed he was very happy with his own performance.

The victory extends Fury's unbeaten record to 26-0, though he will have to undergo far sterner tests than Seferi before he considers taking on any of the leading names in the division.

Fury clowned his way to a win over Albanian cruiserweight Sefer Seferi at the start of his road back towards championship contention. I fell out of love with the game but now the love is thriving, we are back on fire for one another. I got four rounds in and TV exposure.

Seferi was almost five stones lighter than Fury [who weighed in at 19 stones 10 pounds] as well as seven inches smaller. Fury then piled on the pounds - he claimed to have lost eight stones in preparation for Seferi - and served a backdated drugs ban for testing positive for a banned steroid in February 2015.

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"If I'm as good as I think I am, then I should be able to beat them all", he said.

Tyson Fury (right) and Sefer Seferi during the International Heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena, Manchester.

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.

The fight in the stands was perhaps more entertaining than Fury's win.

Fury, a former WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight World Champion, will return for the first time in 31 months in the SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® social media offering, which begins live at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel. He needs to get the ring rust off.

Fury is clearly intent on reclaiming the world title belts he felt were wrongly stripped from him in the wake of his win over Klitschko, and in particular securing a major showdown with reigning champion Anthony Joshua. We picked Seferi because he had gone ten rounds with Manuel Charr.

Tyson Fury is a larger than life character, and his career has seen many ups and downs.

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