There was more action from the stands than in the boxing ring the night of Tyson Fury’s highly anticipated return to action, a soft touch in Sefer Seferi was hand-picked by Fury’s new promoter Frank Warren to provide the platform for dominance but it was evident from the weigh-in that the fight would hold more comedy value than a night for the boxing purist, Fury picking Seferi up and cradling him like a baby was the case in point much to the amusement of casual spectator.
It would have been hilarious had it not been for the fact the fight was televised as Pay per View that meant hardworking fight fans parted with their money with the afterthought of being short-changed after the four rounds the fight lasted, Fury, pawed out the jab, smiled for the cameras and at one point even stopped to watch a fight that had taken place in the stands.
Seferi a career cruiserweight who shipped a few jabs mixed with the occasional right hand decided that he had done enough for his payday and limped out of the contest like a thief in the night.
It was in all very anticlimactical, to say the least. This Saturday we will hopefully get a better showing where we can finally answer the question on if Fury can really return to past glories, well at least he will be up against a true heavyweight, that’s a step in the right direction.
Talk has emerged of a November clash with WBC king Deontay Wilder for Fury, the latter confirming he will be in attendance this weekend hoping that no mishaps occur with the lucrative fight enticing in the background.
The man standing in the way of that happening is former two-time European champion Francesco Pianeta who will be praying that its a case of third time lucky in world title attempts. His first foray at an elite level was against Wladimir who brutally stopped him in six rounds whilst Ruslan Chagaev took five less in his effort to stave off the Italian born, German resident.
He will, however like I say, be a natural heavyweight which is more than can be said for Fury’s last opponent, standing at 6 ft 5 Inches he is an imposing character with 21 knockouts to his name, ranked 140th in the World with two losses from his last three outings he doesn’t scream upsetter.
This is Tyson Fury’s chance to send a clear message to the heavyweight hierarchal of his impending danger to their position at the top of the division, one of which will actually be in attendance (Wilder).
Joshua was unable to tie down the super fight of Wilder but now the fox is most definitely in the hen house as Fury looks to regain what was taken from him.
Time will tell how he matches up with the rulers but for now, let’s hope this is not half as shambolic as his return to the ring in June.