Dublin: 1°C Monday 17 January 2022

Albanian opponent on the cards for Tyson Fury's long-awaited Manchester comeback

Veteran Sefer Seferi has been confirmed as next month’s competition.

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

TYSON FURY WILL fight Albanian Sefer Seferi in his comeback at Manchester Arena next month.

It was announced last month that former heavyweight world champion Fury will make his return in his home city on June 9.

Unheralded 39-year-old Seferi was on Sunday confirmed as the Brit’s opponent for what will be his first bout since out-pointing Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to take the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

Seferi has fought at cruiserweight for much of his career, winning all but one of his 23 fights.

The Macedonia-born veteran was stopped by Manuel Charr in a heavyweight battle last year and will step up again to take on Fury.

Seferi has fought four times since Fury stunned Klitschko in Dusseldorf.


Get closer to the stories that matter with exclusive analysis, insight and debate in The42 Membership.

Become a Member

Fury was cleared to resume his career after serving a backdated two-year doping ban.

The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!

Seven Ireland newcomers and a cameo from Celtic great Larsson as Scott Brown’s testimonial ends in draw

Leinster’s Terry Kennedy stars with two tries as Ireland Sevens defeat Germany in Moscow

About the author:

The42 Team

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel