Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Tyson Fury eyeing title fight before end of 2018

Tyson Fury eyeing title fight before end of 2018

Warren could not reveal if he had found an opponent for Fury for the August date, but his fighter did request someone taller than Seferi.

"I'll have a world title by the end of the year", Fury said post-fight.

"We took Seferi, who had a good record and a tough chin and he took me a few rounds".

During the fight, Fury was clearly enjoying himself as he danced and joked around the ring, looking in complete control.

Seferi showed some ambition in the third round, but Fury picked him off with his long arms, landing heavy punches in the fourth. I got four rounds instead of ten seconds.

"I wouldn't change a thing, and we move on to the next one".

Seferi's unsatisfactory withdrawal sent the boos - and the occasional drinks bottle - cascading down from the upper tiers, but for Fury at least, it is simply a case of reigniting a career that still promises much.

Fury towered over his far smaller opponent and, having kissed the Albanian just before the bell sounded, Fury spent much of the first round clowning around.

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.

Seferi is 39, has not boxed at an elite level, was 7 inches smaller and almost 70 pounds lighter than Fury.

Fury is next scheduled to fight at Windsor Park in Belfast on August 18, while a fight with Tony Bellew was mooted before the end of the year.

Former heavyweight champion Fury had not fought since dethroning Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and suffered various drug, alcohol and mental health issues since then.

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 was eventually given a backdated two-year ban and in his exile he piled on the pounds.

"The objective is to get him ready to fight for the world title as soon as possible".

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