News | Jun 10 2018

Tyson Fury was “more nervous” for Seferi comeback fight than Klitschko title win

Tyson Fury had to battle nerves and ring rust in an easy win over the undersized and overmatched Sefer Seferi last night, writes Elliot Worsell
Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury & Sefer Seferi Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Craig Brough

BACK in November 2015, the idea of fighting world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko inside a sold-out German football stadium was no big deal in the mind of Tyson Fury. He laughed and joked about it. Sang his way to the ring. Put both hands behind his back.

But ask him to fight an unknown Albanian nearly a foot shorter than him, and five stone lighter, yet do so in Manchester, his hometown, following a two-and-a-half-year layoff, and, well, Tyson Fury’s long legs start to tremble.

That’s according to John Fury, Tyson’s father, who told Boxing News the former heavyweight champion of the world was more nervous for last night’s fight with Sefer Seferi than he has been for any of his so-called “big ones”.