Fans punch on in farcical Fury comeback fight

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"I'll take my career very seriously this time and enjoy every moment". Fury is likely to face a tougher opponent in his next fight set for September in a division now ruled by world title holders Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

The former world champion returned to the ring on Saturday following a 32-month absence and defeated Albanian Sefer Seferi after four rounds. "That's who I want". "It has been a long time out of the ring, I was not in a rush, taking time when I started to get going, they pulled him out". Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Fury's return to the ring came after 924 days of inactivity due to bouts of depression and admitted drug use following an upset victory over Wladimir Klitschko to take Klitschko's WBA, IBF and WBO world titles.

The contest at times resembled a pantomine with Fury gurning and throwing his arms into the air through much of the opening round.

If he looked a little more serious from the second round onwards, it still felt like something of a non-event as the limited Seferi tried in vain to even reach Fury's head with his sluggish right uppercuts.

Fury's promoter Frank Warren insisted he will take Fury's comeback slowly, with his next bout not scheduled until August 18 in Belfast.

Entertaining the Manchester crowd throughout, Fury's dominance of the ring was never really threatened throughout, and, after some initial toying with his opponent, Seferi retired in his corner at the end of the fourth round.

With boos ringing down from the upper tiers, it was hardly the victorious homecoming Fury had in mind - but much more relevant contests are sure to follow.

"The name of the game is to find three or four opponents and keep getting the rust out of his system and by the end of the year to get a big fight".

His next fight is likely to be on the undercard though as Carl Frampton headlines in his home town.

Whether he'd win or lose, one would imagine that Tony Bellew would nearly certainly put up a better fight against Tyson Fury than Sefer Seferi.