Opinion | Jun 09 2018

Tyson Fury is back – The Boxing News verdict

Sefer Seferi was just the first step but had no business being in there with Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury v Sefer Seferi  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

TYSON FURY is a boxer again and Sefer Seferi was almost as bad as the critics feared. The second best cruiserweight in Albania, only allowed anywhere near Tyson Fury because Tyson Fury had not been a boxer for a long time, quit on his stool after four rounds.

But did we learn anything from this mismatch? Fury took a while to get going and looked a long way off his best. But don’t forget that he often looked clumsy and easy to beat unless he was facing someone he respected. In fact, he’s only been at his best once, when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

So why Sefer Seferi and not someone just a little bit better? Someone who might have given Tyson something to think about. It’s true that Fury was coming back a long, long way. But not far enough to justify this.


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