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10th Jun 2018

Tyson Fury responds to Tony Bellew’s post-fight promise

Bellew wants the fight

Darragh Murphy

Whether he’d win or lose, one would imagine that Tony Bellew would almost certainly put up a better fight against Tyson Fury than Sefer Seferi.

Seferi quit on the stool after four rounds of action against the returning Fury on Saturday night in Manchester, leaving those in attendance dissatisfied.

Both Fury and promoter Frank Warren admitted that they were disappointed in Seferi’s inability to answer the bell for the fifth round but neither are under any illusions about the plan to ease the former world heavyweight champion back into the fight game.

“As we’ve said from the start, this is a process and it’s about him getting the rust out of his system,” Warren said. “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.”

Fury has been linked with a clash against former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew, who is roughly the same size as Seferi.

‘Bomber’ took to Twitter after Fury’s comeback fight to promise that he would be able to knock out the undefeated heavyweight.

The prospect of an all-British showdown with Bellew was presented to Fury in his post-fight press conference but he dismissed it out of hand, insisting that he would prefer to focus on larger opposition as he continues down his comeback trail.

“Listen, I want someone big,” Fury said.

“The small ones, I don’t like them. Big! Look at Joshua and Wilder, they’re all over 6ft 5in so I’ve got to prepare for people like that.

“Big, big, big guys. Big, slow, ugly fellows. That’s who I want.”