Tyson Fury beats Sefer Seferi in comeback fight

Tyson Fury takes the acclaim of the crowd after defeating Sefer Seferi at Manchester Arena

Seferi, who had campaigned nearly all his career as a cruiserweight, was never going to trouble the 6ft 9ins Fury by whom he was out-weighed by more than four-and-a-half stone, and the favourite was clearly capable of ending the fight at will. But he took me a few rounds, which I was more than happy with.

"Because I got high" begun to blare out over the speakers, but it quickly became clear Fury had changed the lyrics to reflect his own story. I will be better next time.

"I'll have a world title by the end of the year, that's a promise", declared Fury. I got four rounds in and TV exposure. Take the hard ones out first. "I'll take my career very seriously this time and enjoy every moment".

With a height advantage of 10 inches and weighing almost five stone heavier than the Albanian, Fury's camp are hopeful that they will find a taller and heavier opponent for his Belfast bout.

Fighting for the first time since claiming the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, Fury was never likely to be troubled by an opponent whom he out-weighed by over four-and-a-half stone and towered over by a foot.

Returning to the ring after a two and a half year absence blighted by much-publicised mental health issues and a drugs charge, Tyson Fury clowned his way to a win over Albanian cruiserweight Sefer Seferi at the start of his road back towards championship contention.

Fury's titles are now in the hands of English rival Anthony Joshua, but promoter Frank Warren said fights against Joshua and Deontay Wilder, the World Boxing Council (WBC) champion from American, are a way off yet.

Seferi was a game opponent while it lasted but this has left the fans wanting more with a spot on the Carl Frampton under-card at Windsor Park on August 18th the date for the next step on the comeback trail.

"I've been realistic from the beginning that we're not going to put him in with big names early on". It's about him getting the rust out of the system.

"We picked Sefer Seferi because he fought Manuel Charr and gone 10 rounds with him", Warren said.