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Fury Opponent for June Announced!

“When I say I’m ready, I’m fucking ready!”

The King returns! Frank Warren’s team have announced that Tyson Fury, Southpaw Jab favourite and former undisputed heavyweight champion (yes, Southpaw Jab favourite is a bigger accolade) will fight Sefer Seferi, 23-1 (21) of Albania in his comeback on June 9th at Manchester Arena.

“I can’t wait to get in there and prove that I’m a better fighter than I’ve ever been,” said Fury. “I’m coming into the prime of my career now and I’ve never felt better. I’m fitter, stronger and faster than the Fury of 2015.

“We’re just three weeks away from what is going to be a huge night for the city of Manchester. I’m delighted to be fighting at the iconic Manchester Arena for the first time in my career and I’m promising the fans a special performance to thank them for their loyal support.”

“This is going to be a hard fight for Fury,” said Seferi. “I’m very disciplined and always ready to take on everyone and anyone. This will not be an easy night for him. I’m coming to Manchester to beat one of the boxing legends of the 21st century.

“He is tall and strong but he won’t be ready for the pressure that I will bring on June 9. Two-and-a-half years out of the ring is a long time and nobody knows if he is still the same fighter that dethroned Wladimir Klitschko. I am going to seize this opportunity with both hands.”

“Tyson is back, in fantastic shape and full of beans, ready to take the first step on the road back towards World domination once again,” said Frank Warren. “He needs comeback fights in order to shake off the ring rust after such a lengthy absence and I am sure the fans will once again enjoy the ride back to the top.

“Seferi is no push over, he’s gone the distance with a World class fighter in Manuel Charr. He has spent the majority of his career at Cruiserweight but so had Tony Bellew and David Haye before stepping up to the Heavyweight division.”

The card will be a busy one, as Warren is associated with. Mark Heffron, 19-0 (15), former gym partner of #TeamSouthpawJab member Darryll Williams gets the shot at the big time his talent has deserved with a WBC Internation Middleweight Title fight against Andrew Robinson, 21-3-1 (6). Also on the bill are Chris Waddams favourite Terry Flannagan, fighting for a world title, James Metcalf, Nathan Gorman and Zelfa Barrett.

Tantalisingly close now, this epic event is shaping up to be mouth watering.

Tickets for ‘He’s Back’ are available purchase NOW via the Manchester Arena on and tel: 0844 847 8000.
Tickets for this unmissable event start from just £40.


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