Tyson Fury next fight: August 18th on Carl Frampton undercard

Tyson Fury won his first fight in two and a half years after four rounds

Tyson Fury won his first fight in two and a half years after four rounds

Farce and Fury assailed Manchester in equal measure on Saturday night, as the former world heavyweight champion gurned around the ring for 12 minutes of his boxing comeback before his hopelessly inadequate opponent quit on his stool.

Tyson Fury's return to the boxing ring was marred by weird crowd trouble, which saw fight fans turn on each other and brawl in the middle of the Manchester Arena. But I wouldn't change a thing.

Seferi has fought much of his career at welterweight, but if the 37-year-old's 2016 effort against Manuel Charr is an indicator, Fury may have some mild trouble on his hands come showtime.

Promoter Frank Warren said they are still trying to work weight off Fury, and ring rust.

As he targets a return to the big-time he briefly left after dethroning Wladimir Klitschko so memorably in November 2015, Fury will surely have no more nights quite so farcical as his triumph over Seferi.

It was all too easy for the former world heavyweight champion against little-known Sefer Seferi at Manchester Arena.

Seferi was seven inches shorter and almost five stones lighter than Fury, who used his reach and height to ensure there was never any danger of an upset.

Fury had a six-inch height advantage over Albanian Sefer Seferi
Image Fury had a six-inch height advantage over Albanian Sefer Seferi

"We took Seferi, who had a good record and a tough chin and he took me a few rounds".

"I did a bit of dancing, threw a couple of punches and it was just about getting back to being under the lights again - it's been a long time", he added. "I am determined to enjoy my career this time around and not take anything for granted".

But Fury's reign was brief with rematches twice cancelled against Klitschko before he admitted to problems with depression, drink and drugs.

Tyson Fury was not concerned about a lack of action during his four-round comeback win.

Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) is next scheduled to fight on August 18 in Belfast against an opponent yet to be named. He received his boxing licence in January after accepting a backdated two-year doping ban.

"I think Anthony Joshua is fighting Alexander Povetkin in September so he will not fight until next year now and I think Wilder has got a mandatory".