Tyson Fury enjoys routine comeback win against Sefer Seferi

Tyson Fury marked his boxing comeback with a farcical four-round win over outclassed Albanian Sefer Seferi at Manchester Arena.

Fighting for the first time since claiming the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, Fury secured a victorious return when Seferi retired on his stool at the end of the round.

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.

But even set against such lowly expectations, the contest at times resembled a pantomine with Fury gurning and throwing his arms into the air through much of the opening round.

By the fourth it became apparent Fury, who sporadically unloaded right hands, could end the fight whenever he wished - but the decision was taken out of his hands by Seferi's corner.

With boos ringing down from the upper tiers, it was hardly the victorious homecoming Fury had in mind - but much more relevant contests are sure to follow.

- PA


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