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Tyson Fury: I Picked Seferi Because He's Got a Lion's Heart

Tyson Fury has insisted Anthony Joshua will never be further from his mind than when he returns to the ring for the first time in two and a half years at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.

Fury has shed almost eight stone in preparation for his comeback bout which it is intended will ultimately pave the way for a showdown with Joshua, who beat Wladimir Klitschko to claim the world title belts Fury was forced to relinquish.

With Joshua targeting a unification showdown against Deontay Wilder, the feeling in Fury’s camp is that he retains the lineal title, having not fought since his own win over Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015.

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But Fury, looking trim and focused ahead of his bout against Albanian cruiserweight Sefer Seferi, said future showdowns against the likes of Joshua and Wilder will not be further from his mind on Saturday night.

Fury said: “I don’t need to send any more messages – they know the message, and the message is I’m back.

“It’s not about how you perform against your next opponent because every opponent is different. I’m going to get in there and enjoy myself and just enjoy my comeback.”

The respective trajectories of Fury and Joshua have gone in starkly different directions since Dusseldorf, with Fury battling well-publicised problems out of the ring while Joshua’s career went stratospheric.

Questions inevitably remain over Fury’s ability to retain his former status after such a remarkable weight-loss, but there is no doubt that he has showed glimpses of his old self during over 300 rigorous rounds of sparring.

Fury added: “I feel better by the day and I’ve never felt better than I do now – I’m faster, sharper and I’ve got more power.

“It’s no secret that when I was world champion I fell out of love with the game but now we’re back in a relationship and we’re going to spice it up.”

The 39-year-old Seferi seems a good choice for Fury’s comeback, bringing undoubted punch power with 21 stoppage wins from his 24 fights, although his only defeat came on his solitary move up to heavyweight against world-ranked Manuel Charr in September 2016.

Fury added: “I picked him because he’s tough and strong, he’s got a lion’s heart and he will come to win.

“I don’t feel nervous at all. I’ve been a goldfish trapped in a tank, and now I’m getting released back into the river. It’s been a rollercoaster of a few years and it’s just great to be back.”

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

Fury hasn't fought in almost three years. We all know Fury picked Seferi because he needs an easy fight that he can't lose. We also know that Tyson Fury is a walking talking contridiction. There's absolutely no way Fury would've…

Comment by Vinnykin on 06-07-2018

[QUOTE=LM17;18837882]This guy is such a conman, this mismatch is dangerous and I canno't understand how it was sanctioned. I doubt either fighter is being tested and it seems like an event to literally rob the fans of money. This guy…

Comment by LM17 on 06-07-2018

This guy is such a conman, this mismatch is dangerous and I canno't understand how it was sanctioned. I doubt either fighter is being tested and it seems like an event to literally rob the fans of money. This guy…

Comment by Elim Garak on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=mlac;18836364]he ducked the no.1 Albanian CW 'the Albanian Tyson' to fight the no.2 Albanian CW smh![/QUOTE] how tall is this bum? 5 5" hahahahaha

Comment by Boksfan on 06-06-2018

You picked Seferi because he can drive you home after the fight.

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