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Photos: Tyson Fury Putting in Work For Anticipated Ring Return

SHOWTIME Sports has secured the U.S. rights to stream the long-awaited return of former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, who will face Sefer Seferi in a 10-round heavyweight bout Saturday, June 9 from Manchester Arena. SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® will stream live exclusively to U.S. audiences on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.

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In the opening bout, local hero Terry Flanagan (33-0, 13 KO’s) will look to become a two-division world champion when he clashes with unbeaten American Maurice Hooker (23-0-3, 16 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Junior Welterweight crown. This will be the fourth live streaming boxing event this year on SHOWTIME Sports social media platforms.

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Live coverage for the Frank Warren promoted event will be provided by BT Sport and BoxNation with U.K. sportscasters John Rawling providing the blow-by-blow and Richie Woodhall the analysis. Boxing broadcaster Ray Flores and analyst Chris Mannix will deliver pre-fight and post-fight analysis from Staples Center in Los Angeles for the SHOWTIME Sports audience.

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The live stream of Fury vs. Seferi will precede that evening’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader that features WBA Featherweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch against fellow three-division world champion Abner Mares live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed in the West Coast) from Staples Center. In the co-feature, Jermell Charlo will face Austin Trout for the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship.

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Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), a former WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight World Champion will end a two-years-and-seven-months exile from the sport on June 9. Fury has been inactive since outpointing Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015 due to an injury, personal problems and a doping ban.

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Albania’s Seferi (23-1, 21 KOs) is a 39-year-old Switzerland-based cruiserweight who is stepping up in weight and opposition when he faces the 6-foot-9 Fury. Seferi’s sole loss came in 2016 in a heavyweight bout against now-secondary WBA heavyweight champ Manuel Charr.

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Flanagan, the first Englishman to earn a lightweight world title, will seek to capture a title in a second weight class just days away from his 29th birthday. Hooker, a southpaw from Dallas, Texas and ShoBox alum, has been training with Terence Crawford. Hooker will look to follow in the footsteps of fellow Dallas resident Errol Spence Jr., who went to Kell Brook’s hometown of Sheffield, England to capture his first world title.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mindgames on 06-07-2018

[QUOTE=Archie_Leach;18837520]Foreman had his balls cut of by Jimmy Young. A weak light handed small bum. That proves he had no heart. Foreman was in fixed fights so he is a piece of sh*t. Foreman was a loser with a big…

Comment by Archie_Leach on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Mindgames;18836518]Different levels. Foreman with hes no heart fought and won one of the best heavyweight fight of all time with Lyle. Wilder hasnt beaten anyone. Oritz had high blood pressure by the time he gave Wilder fits, sick and old.…

Comment by vitali1999 on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Mindgames;18834815]He looks pretty good on the pads though bro, and hes got alot more advantages to work with than Haye who ended up a one trick pony.[/QUOTE] Only time will tell and as often as he fights it will be…

Comment by Mindgames on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Archie_Leach;18835942]fury openly admitted fearing ortiz in the past. joshua straight up ducked him lololol foreman had no heart, no stamina and no skills. just power... wilder bullies him and knocks him out[/QUOTE] Different levels. Foreman with hes no heart fought…

Comment by micky1971 on 06-06-2018

I wonder what the flab all flopping about looks like under that t shirt lol All like jelly and like a bag of blancmange

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