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10th Jun 2018

Promoter Frank Warren reveals date and location of next Tyson Fury fight

Let's hope for a sterner test

Darragh Murphy

Let’s hope Tyson Fury will be given a significant step-up in competition for his next outing.

Sefer Seferi was the first fighter in almost three years to share the ring with the returning Fury but the Albanian heavyweight quit on his stool after four rounds of action which left the Manchester Arena largely unsatisfied on Saturday night.

‘The Gypsy King’ was always expected to move to 26-0 against Seferi and even Fury sounded disappointed that his opponent retired in between rounds.

It will be another two months before we see Fury continue down his comeback trail as promoter Frank Warren revealed that the former world champion will be back in action on Carl Frampton’s stadium homecoming card.

“On 18 August at Windsor Park in Belfast,” Warren responded when asked when we could expect to see Fury back in the ring. “That’s where he’ll be.

“As we’ve said from the start, this is a process and it’s about him getting the rust out of his system. You can see that he’s still got a bit of weight to lose and you can see that he needs the rounds and we’ll just have to step up his opponents each time.

“I think it will be three or four fights before (Fury is competing in 12-round, competitive bouts.) The name of the game now is finding opponents, getting in there and keep getting that rust out of his system. He needs to do it.

“I’m very disappointed that Seferi retired in his corner. I’m sure everybody is but that’s what he did.

“At the end of the day, he needs rounds and he got four under his belt. We’ll keep moving onwards and forwards. And the objective is to get him into contention to fight for a world title as soon as possible.”

The ultimate goal for Fury is a lucrative all-British showdown with fellow unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua but the 29-year-old remains patient as he aims to return to the pinnacle of world boxing.

“I’m sure Frank Warren is going to keep me busy and the calibre of opponents will keep rising,” Fury said.

“I’m going to have a world title by the end of the year. That’s a promise!”