The Tyson Fury comeback opponent for June 9th has now been finally confirmed just a few weeks before the former heavyweight world champion steps back in the ring.
It will mark over two and a half years out of the professional boxing ring for Fury who has since in that time overcame significant hurdles.
Conditioning-wise he appears to be in decent shape for the comeback and has clearly taken training seriously under new head coach Ben Davison.
We now know that Fury will face Macedonia native Sefer Seferi on June 9th at the Manchester Arena.
Seferi will not been known to many but has only ever lost once as a pro (to Manuel Charr) and has never been stopped.
Here’s some of the reaction from the boxing world to the news:
He’s that unknown he’s named himself twice ✌🏻
— Ray Chuss (@chussy) May 20, 2018
5’11 cruiserweight against a 6’9 heavyweight!🤔
— james (@jshepp79) May 20, 2018
This is not even worthy of a free to view spike TV showing
— WelshChief (@GlennBunyan) May 20, 2018
Can see why warren never named him until now , would never have sold any tickets .
— andrew (@Sam78744817) May 20, 2018
Really?? He would have sparred with harder opponents.
— Ryan (@jovicooper2011) May 20, 2018
Cruiser… oh dear that’s pathetic. I know he needs to get back into the ring but fight a heavyweight st least. Total joke.
— teths11 (@teths11) May 20, 2018