Tyson Fury will be making his return to the ring later this evening for the first time in two and a half years, but everyone knows he has bigger ambitions on his mind than just tonight’s fight.
Fury vs Seferi
Fury will be making his return to the ring tonight for the first time since his huge win over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. His opponent will be Sefer Seferi and it’s a fight everyone expects him to win, otherwise, it would be a disaster for him.
After this fight, The Gypsy King has his eye on bigger ambitions, as he wants to get himself back to where he was before he stepped away from the ring for two and a half years, which was world heavyweight champion.
For that to happen, he needs to build himself up to earn the opportunity to step in the ring with the best heavyweights in boxing today. The one he has his eye on the most is, of course, the unified WBA, IBO, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
It’s a fight which could happen in the future, so long as Fury stays on the right track and wins the right fights in order to put himself in a position to be a contender for the world heavyweight titles, and according to his boxing manager and promoter, Frank Warren, he will be ready in three fights time.
Warren said in his Daily Star article, via Boxing Scene: “I, for one, am extremely excited about his comeback – as all boxing fans should be.
“Tyson Fury could be ready to face Anthony Joshua in three fights.
“This is a fight about getting him back, it was about giving him a date that he could focus on and make all the weight loss worth it. Fury has shed almost eight stone to get back into fighting shape and get ready to tackle the big boys in the heavyweight division again.
“Tonight we will get to see just how sharp, how fit and how good he still is after two-and-a-half years out following that huge win over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. This will tell us how long it will take for Fury to get back to the very top of the division, where I firmly believe he belongs.
“We just have to make sure that the comeback is handled correctly and he gets the right step up fights at the right time.”
If Fury wins tonight, that would mean Warren believes he only needs to win another two more fights before he’s ready to challenge Joshua. If done right, he could only be a year away from facing AJ.
Plus, he’ll have to hope Joshua’s contenders for his titles, such as Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker, and Dillian Whyte, are easily dismissed by the unified champion in order to clear a path for the two British heavyweights to meet in the ring.