WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders put things in perspective a bit following the return of Tyson Fury last night.
Fury won an easy stoppage in Manchester after Sefer Seferi failed to emerge for round five and retired on his stool.
After the fight many fans expressed their upset at this.
As did Fury’s promoter.
But to be fair looking back on things his first fight back was never going to be against a world beater.
The fact he managed to get back into a boxing ring after where he was at nearly 28 stones in weight is an achievement in itself, surely.
Following the bout Saunders told IFL TV:
“People can’t expect him to fight King Kong. If someone saw him where I saw him back in Spain when I brought him over. He looked like death. I didn’t dream I’d ever see him back in the ring again. It’s all there to be worked with and I’m 100% confident he’ll be back.”
Fury started his comeback all the way back last summer in terms of training and meeting new trainer Ben Davison through Saunders.
It’s clear that there is an awful lot to work on and more conditioning work to be done but all in all, having Fury back in the heavyweight division is good for boxing.
One would imagine the next opponent selected for his next bout in August will offer a bit more in terms of durability however.