Tyson Fury eyeing title fight before end of 2018

Tyson Fury eyeing title fight before end of 2018

But first, Fury (26-0) confirmed he would be in action again in August.

Both Fury and promoter Frank Warren admitted that they were disappointed in Seferi's inability to answer the bell for the fifth round but neither are under any illusions about the plan to ease the former world heavyweight champion back into the fight game.

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

However, the Brit lost more than seven stone in his return to professional boxing and walked to the ring at the Manchester Arena in front of around 15,000 as the main event last night.

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.

Speaking in the ring straight after the fight, Fury promised the boxing world that better is to come in 2018.

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


"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".

Greater challenges lie ahead for Fury as he bids to reclaim the heavyweight world titles he famously won against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. I got four rounds instead of ten seconds.

I learned two and a half years is a long time to be out.

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.

"I wanted to get some rounds in", said Fury.

It was not always pretty from Fury, but it allowed the 6ft 9in Englishman to shed some of the ring rust before moving on to harder tests.

Fury's English rival Anthony Joshua, the WBA-IBF-WBO champion, and American Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion, remain distant targets for Fury, whose priority now will be to build up some momentum against tougher opponents.

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