Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Tyson Fury responds to Tony Bellew's post-fight promise

The British boxer 29 headed to the peri-peri chicken eaterie on Tuesday night following an open workout at the National Football Museum in Manchester Tyson Fury responds to Tony Bellew's post-fight promise
Stacy Diaz | 10 June, 2018, 18:24

While Fury showboated his way through the contest against an opponent whom he out-weighed by four and a half stone and towered over by a foot, the only real aggression was shown by fans engaging in a mid-bout brawl outside the ring.

Fury's opponent, Sefer Seferi, was considerably lighter and he came in at 15st 2lbs for the biggest fight of his career.

"I learned that two-and-a-half years out of the ring was a long time".

As he targets a return to the big-time he briefly left after dethroning Wladimir Klitschko so memorably in November 2015, Fury will surely have no more nights quite so farcical as his triumph over Seferi. "As you could see I wasn't in a rush, I was having a bit of fun. the calibre of opponents will keep rising".

Joshua and Wilder are in talks to face each other in early 2019, while Warren plans on keeping Fury active until a world title shot happens, with his next bout scheduled to be at Belfast's Windsor Park, Northern Ireland on August 18.

This always was going to be an exercise to reintroduce Fury safely back into boxing after the trials and tribulations he has gone through in his two-year, seven-month exile.

Albania's Switzerland-based Seferi was hopelessly outgunned in the fourth round, and it convinced him to quit.

Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) playfully bounced around for the first few rounds, and was even warned for a lack of activity in the second round against a severely undermanned Seferi (23-2, 21 KOs). Seferi is 39, has not boxed at an elite level, was 7 inches smaller and almost 70 pounds lighter than Fury.

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.

Fury is most likely poking fun at his doping and cocaine issues in the last two years, which saw the former unified champion admit to drug use and accept a back-dated suspension.