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Tyson Fury: I’m taking Seferi deadly serious

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Tyson Fury says he’s not looking past his comeback opponent on June 9.

Tyson Fury Press Conference Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Tyson Fury says he’s taking his June 9 comeback fight against Sefer Seferi seriously, even if most expect him to win without any trouble.

From Sky Sports:

“I’m taking him deadly serious. This is a world title fight for me. Every one of these people who come to fight me are challenging me for my lineal heavyweight status. ... Try punching someone and knocking them out, it’s quite hard. He will be able to punch no doubt. A chin is a chin and if he hits me on mine, I’ll go over clearly. But if I’m as good as I think I am, I should beat him comfortably. If I’m useless, I’ll lose and you can’t say fairer than that.”

Fury (25-0, 18 KO) hasn’t fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, and though he’s gotten himself in good shape recently, it took a lot of work to get there, as he became normal like the most of us and got regular guy out of shape over his break from the ring.

But while Seferi (23-1, 21 KO) has an impressive record on paper, he’s never really been tested, either, and there’s no question he’s been signed up to showcase Fury. It’s good talk from Fury to make sure people see the fight. Reminiscent of old press rival David Haye’s comeback fights, in fact. At least on paper.