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Tyson Fury To Launch Comeback Against 39-Year-Old Albanian Sefer Seferi

Tyson Fury To Launch Comeback Against 39-Year-Old Albanian Sefer Seferi

Tyson Fury will fight 39-year-old Albanian Sefer Seferi in his comeback match, it has been confirmed.

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The 29-year-old is to return to the ring on 9 June at Manchester Arena.

Also on the card, among others, is former WBO lightweight world champion Terry Flanagan, who takes on Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO light-welterweight strap.

Fury announces his return at a press conference. Image: PA
Fury announces his return at a press conference. Image: PA

Before the official announcement, rumours were rife about Seferi (23-1) taking on Fury. When quizzed about the potential match-up, he called the bout a 'dream come true', adding that the former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion was a 'boxing legend'.

"This would make a dream come true. I never thought I'd have the chance to stand against Fury - my idol," he told Swiss publication 20 Minutes.

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"Fury is a boxing legend of the 21st century. He is tall, has weight and strength, moves to it quite easily, and he has dethroned Wladimir Klitschko. Fury is a bear."

Seferi has mainly campaign at cruiserweight, with his sole defeat coming at heavyweight to Manuel Charr, who's the current WBA (regular) heavyweight world champion.

Anthony Joshua is the WBA (super) heavyweight world champion. In other words, Charr holds a paper belt.

Fury hasn't fought since November 2015 where he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko, becoming the unified heavyweight world champion.

Following a period of inactivity which included an alleged failed drug test against him, Fury either relinquished or was stripped of his world titles.

Tyson Fury at Elland Road earlier this week. Credit: PA
Tyson Fury at Elland Road earlier this week. Credit: PA

However, he'll be making his anticipated return in around three weeks, under the tutelage of Ben Davison.

"Tyson Fury can do absolutely everything in the ring. He can box front-foot southpaw, back-foot southpaw, stand there and have a fight and he can do all those things as an orthodox fighter too," Davison told ESPN about his star pupil.

"Outside of the ring, the idea people have got about Tyson Fury is 100 percent unfair. He's a stand-up man and that's one of the first things I noticed with him. He says what he believes and he sticks to what he believes. He's a very good man."

What do you think? Will Fury regain his world titles? Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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