Tyson Fury says offer to fight Anthony Joshua rejected by Eddie Hearn
Tyson Fury faces Sefer Seferi over ten rounds in his highly-anticipated comeback fight, live on BT Sport this weekend.
The former WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight World Champion will end an exile of over two-and-a-half years when he fights at the Manchester Arena for the first time in his career.
Albania’s Seferi holds a record of 23 wins from 24 fights, with 21 of his wins coming by way of knockout.
His sole career loss came against WBA Heavyweight World Champion Manuel Charr, when he was outpointed over ten rounds.
Fury is hoping to land a massive clash with Anthony Joshua in 2019 but recently revealed an exchange with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn that he says could end negotiations before they begin.
“I said to Eddie Hearn I would fight Joshua in my comeback, but he said no chance,” said Fury to Manchester Evening News.
“I said get him in and I’ll beat the weightlifter now. He said no. Frank Warren picked Seferi because the other ones won’t fight me.”
The undercard for ‘He’s Back’ also features the Vacant WBC International Middleweight title fight between Oldham’s ‘Kid Dynamite’ Mark Heffron (19-0, 15 KO’s) and Andrew Robinson (21-3-1, 6 KO’s);
Liverpool’s James Metcalf (17-0, 9 KO’s) takes on Jorge Fortea (16-1-1, 5 KO’s) for the Vacant WBC International Super-Welterweight Championship;
A huge night of boxing in Manchester also sees local hero Terry Flanagan (33-0, 13 KO’s) bid to become a two-weight World Champion when he clashes with unbeaten American Maurice Hooker (23-0-3, 16 KO’s) for the Vacant WBO Super-Lightweight crown;
Ricky Hatton-trained Heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman (12-0, 10 KO’s) collides with rival ‘Big Sexy’ Sean Turner (12-2, 8 KO’s) over ten rounds.
Unbeaten Middleweight prospects Troy Williamson (6-0, 4 KO’s) and Jack Flatley (11-0, 4 KO’s) rematch after their Senior ABA final in 2015 that Williamson won;
Zelfa Barrett, Jordan Thompson, Lyndon Arthur, Jack Massey and Jack McGann complete an unmissable card.
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