THE former heavyweight king Tyson Fury has returned. He lost his world titles without a fight. Resolving an anti-doping violation and grappling with personal issues kept him out of the ring. His weight also ballooned, reportedly reaching 27 stone.
Now he is coming back. On Saturday he boxes little known Albanian Sefer Seferi at the Manchester. On Friday afternoon Fury weighed in at The Great Northern amphitheatre, Deansgate. He looked in vastly better shape today, though still fleshy, weighing in at 276lbs 2oz, a career heaviest for him
His opponent weighed 210lbs 2oz. Seferi is dwarfed by Fury. Tyson towered over him at their face off. To emphasise his superior size Fury swept Seferi off his feet and held him in his arms. The two then embraced. Responding in good spirits Seferi lifted Tyson up, as though to prove he too was strong enough to raise the big man. Then, grinning broadly Fury turned to the crowd to bellow, “It’s on.”