Fury comeback opponent revealed

Tyson Fury will face Albanian Sefer Seferi in his heavyweight comeback fight on June 9.

Former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Fury (25-0-18KO) will return to action after an absence of two-and-a-half years following a lengthy wrangling over an alleged doping offence, which Fury denied he committed.

Seferi (23-1-21KO), 39, is a career cruiserweight, but has been significantly more active than Fury, fighting four times since Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

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Seferi has only ever won fought once at heavyweight, losing to Manuel Charr in September 2016 – the only defeat of his career.

Fury’s boxing license was reinstated after he accepted a backdated two-year ban from UK Anti-Doping in December 2017.

He was charged with testing positive for a “prohibited substance” in June 2016, but said that was as a result of eating wild boar.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren confirmed the fight will take place on June 9 at Manchester Arena.

Seferi will also be Fury’s first opponent since working with new trainer Ben Davison following his split from uncle Peter Fury.

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