Fans punch on in farcical Fury comeback fight

Tyson Fury lifts opponent Sefer Seferi during the weigh-in

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.

Fury had not fought since his win over Wladimir Klitschko 924 days ago but returned to the ring with a win - albeit it in farcical conditions.

Fury has vowed to reclaim the world title and took his first step on that road against the over-matched Seferi, a former cruiserweight, who was withdrawn by his corner after taking some punishment in the fourth round.

Fury back in action on Saturday night after more than two years out of the ring won after his hopelessly inadequate opponent quit on his stool - will now head for Belfast for his next outing.

Whether he'd win or lose, one would imagine that Tony Bellew would nearly certainly put up a better fight against Tyson Fury than Sefer Seferi.

"He didn't come to fight, he came to run around the ring and enjoy himself".

Promoter Frank Warren plans on Fury fighting again at Windsor Park in Belfast on August 18, on the undercard of WBO interim featherweight champion Carl Frampton's next fight.

"The opponent was quite short and he was light which meant he was quick", Fury said afterwards. But I wouldn't change a thing. I will be better next time.

Seferi, who was almost five stones lighter and seven inches smaller, did show some ambition early on but Fury's height and movement ensured there was never going to be an upset at Manchester Arena.

"At the end of the day, he needs rounds and he got four under his belt".

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

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

The prospect of an all-British showdown with Bellew was presented to Fury in his post-fight press conference but he dismissed it out of hand, insisting that he would prefer to focus on larger opposition as he continues down his comeback trail.

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