Tyson Fury expects to put on show for fans against Sefer Seferi
By Trevor McIntyre: Tyson Fury will be making his long awaited comeback this Saturday night against cruiserweight Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) is just happy to be back and he’s ready to make an assault on the heavyweight scene and ultimately recapture his lost titles.
Fury’s opponent for Saturday, 39-year-old Seferi (23-1, 21 KOs), isn’t expected to be muc of a test for the 29-year-old Fury. The 6’1” Seferi will be giving away eight inches in height to the 6’9” Fury, and he’s going to have massive problems trying to land his slow punches.
There’s nothing on Seferi’s resume that suggests that he’ll do anything other than lose badly to Fury. That’s what Sefer is being brought in for – to lose. A real test for Fury could come later this year in the form of former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew. There’s a chance that Fury and Bellew could battle it out in late 2018. Fury wants to keep busy fighting frequently in order to quickly find the form that he showed in his last fight against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
“I’m here to please, put on a show for the fans. I can’t wait to fight,” Fury said to skysports.com. “I’m right on course where I thought I’d be. I know who I am, where I’ve come from, where I’ve been, and I know what destination I’m heading towards.”
It’s believed that Fury’s weight is now in the 250s, not far from what he waited in his fight against Klitschko. Fury night need a little more training time to get down to the 247 pounds that he weighed for that fight. Fury just needs to make sure he doesn’t stop training after Saturday’s fight against the 39-year-old Seferi.
There’s been a pattern during Fury’s career in which he lets off with his training after he wins a fight. Fury often would reward himself with food, and then gain a great deal of weight that would need to be trimmed off for his next fight. Fury can’t let himself go like that if he wants to be able to mount a serious challenge to the champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Fury puts weight on weight quickly, but it takes him a long time to lose it. Fury has been training for almost a year to get down from 390s to make it this far. He doesn’t need to let that happen again.
This week, Fury is still talking a lot about his win over Klitschko, reliving the moment as if it was yesterday instead of ages ago. Beating Klitschko was the high point of Fury’s career, but he’s been making too much of it in an unhealthy manner and not moving forward mentally towards the next fight. Living in the past isn’t healthy for fighters like Fury. They need be thinking of the next opponent instead of reliving the glory and making a bigger deal out of the win than what it was truly. In truth, Fury beat a 40-year-old past his prime Klitschko, who was never the same after his trainer Emanuel Steward passed away in October 2012.
“When he entered the ring, he believed he couldn’t beat me. And the proof was in the pudding – he could not get his shots off because I told him he wouldn’t get them off,” Fury said to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Boxing with Costello & Bunce. “He couldn’t beat me because I told him he couldn’t. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen Wladimir not being able to land any right-hand punches at all.”
Fury didn’t do much in the fight other than move and slap with his punches. It wasn’t an exciting fight from him, as he fought in a negative manner throughout the 12 round contest. Wladimir just wouldn’t throw punches, and that was more of a mental thing on his part. He looked like he wasn’t comfortable fighting someone taller than himself.