Albanian boxer Sefer Seferi has revealed he will be the man to face former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in his comeback fight on June 9, according to the Daily Mail.
Fury, who had been infamously suspended from the sport amid a failed drug test and medical issues, received his new British boxing license earlier today as he prepares to step back in the ring at the Manchester Arena for the first time since November 2015.
Fury last fought in Dusseldorf, when he famously beat Wladimir Klitschko, but since then, it's been a downward spiral for the Brit.
Fury's promoter Frank Warren has arranged a comeback fight for Fury on June 9, with the opponent yet to be named, however, Sefer Seferi claimed on 20 minutes that he is Fury's first opponent upon his return.
"This would make a dream come true. I never thought I'd have the chance to stand against Fury - my idol," Seferi told them.
"Fury is a boxing legend of the 21st century. He is tall, has weight and strength, moves to it quite easily, and he has dethroned Wladimir Klitschko. Fury is a bear."
Seferi, traditionally a cruiserweight, must bulk up in order to jump up a weight class to face the Gypsy King, but has been moving up in weight as of late.
The 39-year-old is planning to enter training camp as soon as possible and plans to travel to Germany to begin sparring sessions in extreme preparation for the big matchup.
"I'm very disciplined and always ready for a fight," the Macedonian-born boxer added.
"I will not make it easy for Fury. I will try to put pressure on him. Someone has to stand up to him in the build-up."
Despite the intense speculation, it is not yet official, with other big names such as Shannon Briggs, Gary Cornish, and Kevin Johnson all tipped to be Fury's first opponent back in the ring.
Whoever it may be, it will still be an intense and important match as an influential figure in boxing returns to the ring for the first time in nearly three full years away from the sport.News Now - Sport News