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05th Jun 2018

Fight fans were not impressed by Tyson Fury’s comeback opponent’s open workout

There's a distinct speed difference

Darragh Murphy

Tyson Fury doesn’t appear to have lost any of his speed.

For 6ft 9 in, Fury moves remarkably quickly and the undefeated heavyweight has been showing off his mobility ahead of his first fight in almost three years.

‘The Gypsy King’ has not competed since his 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko but he will return to the ring this Saturday, when he welcomes Albanian heavyweight Sefer Seferi to the Manchester Arena.

A string of issues kept Fury out of competition since 2015 but we’ve seen a re-motivated Fury in recent months as he’s dedicated himself to a strenuous training regime and ketogenic diet, which has seen him return to peak physical condition.

After seeing his UK Anti-Doping ban backdated and his boxing licence reinstated, Fury is free to get back to doing what he does best.

On Tuesday evening, Fury took part in an open workout in front of his adoring fans and he was displaying no signs of sluggishness as he was put through his paces on the pads.

However while Fury looked sharp and speedy in his session, the same couldn’t really be said for Seferi.

Seferi, who possesses a professional record of 23-1, doesn’t seem to be a match for Fury in the quickness department.

While it remains entirely likely that Seferi wasn’t giving it his all in his open workout because, to be fair, he had no obligation to do so, fight fans were not filled with confidence after seeing what he had to offer.