Tyson Fury makes easy work of Sefer Seferi, returns on Carl Frampton Aug 18 Belfast bill

Joe Hewlett 09/06/2018

Tyson Fury made a return to winning ways at the Manchester Arena following a near three-year exile from the sport, defeating Sefer Seferi after four completed rounds. 

Walking out to montage of songs including Return of the Mack, Fury displayed expected signs of ring-rust and never got the chance to land a KO blow as the Swiss stayed on his stool before the beginning of round five.

The undefeated, former undisputed champion of the heavyweight division has not lost any confidence or swagger since his last bout in 2015 against Wladimer Klitschko with the 29-year-old often showboating to the 19,000 fans in attendance.

It was also Fury’s first outing with trainer Ben Davison who has helped him shred an incredible 110lbs since teaming up.

Ricky Hatton was also in the corner to assist Team Fury.

Speaking to BT Sport, the Frank Warren confirmed the heavyweight will be returning on August 18 on the undercard of Carl Frampton in Belfast.

In a chief support shock, Terry Flanagan suffered heartbreak as he missed out on becoming a two-weight world champion after losing a split-decision to Maurice Hooker.

The American won the vacant WBO world title, with the judges scoring the contest: 115-113, 111-117, 117-111 in favour of Hooker.

Flanagan was left bruised and bloodied after back-to-back headbutts left the Manchester southpaw with two heavy gashes to the top and side of his head.

Hooker extends his unbeaten record to 24-0, inflicting a first defeat to Britain’s Flanagan who know stands at 33-1.

Prospect Mark Heffron picked up another vacant title, defeating Andrew Robinson to take home the WBC International Silver title.

Robinson displayed a lot of heart but ultimately, he struggled from round-three onwards due to large swelling under the left-eye which looks to have caused severe damage.

Despite the bout being stopped twice for low-blows landed by Heffron, the middleweight wrapped up an impressive victory in round six.

Ricky Hatton-trained heavyweight Nathan Gorman destroyed ‘Big Sexy’ Sean Tuner within three rounds.

The Mancunian produced a ruthless performance, busting Turner’s nose in the first before flooring him in the second with a brutal right uppercut.

The referee intervened in the third with Gorman extending his record to 13-0.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95