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Top heavyweight boxer declares his interest in fighting Tyson Fury on August 18

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Tyson Fury's first fight on his comeback was a bit of a farce.

The Gypsy King strolled to victory in four rounds v Sefer Seferi, a man who put up zero resistance in the ring - he even gave up on his stool at the end of the fourth.

However, if the comedic bout is simply a one off, Fury will instantly be forgiven by boxing fans and it was a great sight to see the big man in the ring after nearly three years out.

After the fight at the Manchester Arena, Fury's promoter Frank Warren revealed that he would be fighting once again on August 18 at Windsor Park.

This time, Fury won't be the headline act as Carl Frampton takes centre stage in his own backyard - his opponent is also still to be announced.

A lot of names are being chucked around with regards to Fury; Tony Bellew, Manuel Charr and David Price.

Bellew and Price would certainly capture the imagination, unlike Charr who was actually taken the distance by Seferi.

But, Fury and his team may have the opportunity to setup one the biggest heavyweight fights of the year on August 18.

Luis Ortiz's manager Jay Jimenez says the Cuban wants Fury next and see's him as the most logical opponent in the division right now.

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Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin are all locked in what appears to be three-way negotiations, while Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker will face each other on July 28.

"Luis feels Fury is the best fight to make besides Povetkin because Wilder won’t offer the rematch that we have been asking for," Jimenez told BoxingScene.com.

While Ortiz's team are aware that Fury may want another tune-up fight at Windsor Park, the offer is there to put himself to the test vs King Kong.

"Fury or Povektkin. He is top 5 in our book. Either one is what we want for Luis' next fight," said Jimenez.

Tyson Fury v Sefer Seferi - Heavyweight Fight

Fury is renowned for his bottle and confidence. If he took a fight versus Ortiz and beat him, he'd have the entire division scared.

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Carl Frampton
Joseph Parker
Manuel Charr
Frank Warren
Dillian Whyte
Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
Tony Bellew
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