TYSON FURY declared “get me opponents and I’ll do the business” as he reflected on his underwhelming return to action against Sefer Seferi.
Fury was on the top table at a BT press conference today (June 18) as Australian Luke Jackson was announced as Carl Frampton’s opponent at Windsor Park on August 18.
The former unified heavyweight champion was questioned on the uncompetitive performance from Seferi on the night of Fury’s comeback.
“Listen they are all heavyweights no matter how big or small they are, they’ll all take a beating,” Fury claimed. “Seferi was 24 wins, one loss on points but I clipped him a couple of times and he didn’t want to know, so it was disappointing to say the least as I trained for six months and I hoped he’d take me a bit more longer.”
Fury was joined on the top table by promoter Frank Warren and the two exchanged in playful bickering when discussing the fight itself and the antics the “Gypsy King” displayed during the bout. “I hope this time we get someone, Frank, who is going to have a fight with me, punch me in the face a couple of times, give me a busted nose and a busted mouth,” Fury said.
The promoter replied with a humorous jab back. “If you keep sodding around like you did in the first two rounds, I’ll do that. We want you out there doing the business,” said Warren.
“Listen, get me opponents and I’ll do the business. 26-0, baby, 26-0, Frank,” Fury replied.
After the banter between fighter and promoter fizzled out, Warren continued to speak seriously on Fury and revealed a different opponent will be selected for the second fight back since returning. “He dipped his toe in the water, now we’re going to submerge him next time, so he’s going to hopefully have a different type of opponent,” Warren said.
“It will be a different type of opponent and as I say we’re looking at a few… We’ll be announcing that in due course.
“I just want to see him get that rust out of his system and someone who is going to focus and get the best out of him at this stage in the game.”
Fury entered the fight with Seferi a career heaviest at 19 stone 10 pounds and 2 ounces (276 lbs), in contrast he weighed 17st 8lbs (246lbs) the night he dethroned Wladamir Klitschko to claim the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles.
“He’s still got a bit of weight to get off,” Warren said.
“He trained to come back he didn’t train to fight, he was training to lose eight stone in weight, and he’s still got a bit of weight off.”