By Alex Wood, courtesy of The Daily Star
RICKY HATTON says it will not be long before pal Tyson Fury is back to his best.
The Gypsy King made his comeback against Sefer Seferi last month following a 32-month absence after beating Wladimir Klitchsko in 2015.
Fury, 29, dispatched the Albanian cruiserweight with ease after just four rounds. But the Hitman – who lets Fury train in his gym – says he is still shaking off the ring rust.
The ex-light-welterweight world champion said: “He needs a couple more TV fights where he gets his confidence back.
“From what I’ve seen in my gym, I think he’ll then end up back at the top.
“He had two and a half years out, lost seven stone and has faced a lot of problems.
“He’s had demons to battle through. I don’t think we should have expected fireworks and there will be tougher tests.”
The opening rounds of the clash had little action with Fury more interested in playing up to the crowd.
He was warned about his antics by referee Phil Edwards and Hatton, 39, was also unimpressed.
“I wish he’d have laid off the showboating,” Hatton added.
“That’s not really up my street. It’s better to wait until you’re boxing someone’s head off before doing that.
“He needs to look the business and then start showboating when he has found his form.”
Fury will fight again on August 18 in Belfast on Carl Frampton’s undercard.
Hatton has urged him to look after his mind and body as he prepares for the bout.
“He’s got to keep on top of his weight,” said Hatton.
“Also keep your mind active and busy. Don’t worry about that last performance.
“The first fight after what he’s been through was never going to be a classic.”
Ricky Hatton was appearing on Paddy Power’s Facebook show Paddy’s Boat Party. Watch the next show tonight at 6pm.