Even in his exile from the sport of boxing, Tyson Fury had still been one of the biggest stars in the sport. Not a day passed by, without the media speculating about his potential return. Hence, when “The Gypsy King” did announce his comeback, the internet ‘broke’, fans all around the globe were sent into a frenzy, pundits and journalists were left speculating. Since then a lot has been made of his comeback, there has been plenty of deliberation about his exact return date and next opponent. Almost everyday the rumour mills would churn out a new rumour about Fury’s date of return that would leave fans with plenty of hysteria. However, the biggest news of the day is that Fury’s next opponent has now been announced and the date of his return to the ring has also been confirmed. Tyson Fury will make his professional comeback against Sefer Seferi on 9th June, 2018 in the Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Fury is still undefeated in his professional boxing career with a record of 25-0 and holds notable victories over Wladimir Klitschko, Dereck Chisora, Christian Hammer, among many others.
He truly became a household name following his victory over arguably the greatest heavyweight boxer of this generation, Wladimir Klitschko. In their battle back in 2015, Fury had shocked the world by beating Klitschko at his own game, as he wittily out-struck and out-pointed the Ukranian on the judges’ scorecards.
He was later expected to defend his WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring and Lineal world heavyweight titles in a rematch against Klitschko. However, he cancelled the rematch, due to being “medically unfit” and later tested positive for cocaine. He later vacated all his world titles himself.
The news about Fury’s comeback had started gaining a lot of steam since the inception of 2018, as he had revealed his application for the renewal of his boxing license. He had also started training for his comeback and got back into fighting shape. Thus, he was expected to make his return soon this year.
Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren confirmed the news via a tweet. In the tweet, he revealed that Seferi, who is a cruiserweight with a record of 23-1, will be Fury’s opponent in his comeback fight. He also revealed that Fury will be making his comeback in Manchester on the 9th of June.
Here’s what he tweeted:
FURY COMEBACK SHOW UPDATE:
🥊 @Tyson_Fury (25-0) v Sefer Seferi (23-1)
🥊 @Markheffron91 (19-0) v Andrew Robinson (21-3)
🥊 @kidshamrock88 (17-0) v Jorge Fortea (16-1)
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) May 20, 2018