Tyson Fury makes his long-awaited return to boxing when scheduled to take on Swiss opponent Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena on June 9th.
It’ll be the former heavyweight champion’s first competitive outing since 2015 and a big win is expected.
An extended period outside of the ropes battling depression has done nothing to put bookmakers off, with Tyson expected to return with a bang and a flick through the latest boxing odds shows there’s no more than 1/66 available on victory, with some firms keeping their distance at 1/500.
Fury hasn’t fought in almost three years
Tyson was last seen in action when upsetting the odds to beat long-serving world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany almost three years ago. The Manchester-born puncher and self-confessed Gypsy King shocked the sporting world when easing to a convincing points verdict. Not only did he beat Klitschko, he played with a man who spent the bulk of his career at the top of the game.
That was billed as the start of a new era for heavyweight boxing, but Fury fell foul to his inner demons and was eventually stripped of his titles and suspended from boxing after a number of call-offs and scandalous comments in the media.
During his time away Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have emerged to carry the baton.
Having never lost his titles on the canvas – Fury’s professional record stands at 25-0-0 with 18 KOs – the fighter and many of his supporters believe he remains the rightful ruler of the world with Joshua merely keeping the belts warm during his absence.
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Former champion must return with a bang
To get his career moving in the right direction again Fury must first win his comeback and then be busy in the second half of 2018.
His team will be eager to keep their man focussed on fighting with every win moving him a step closer back towards the big time.
Tyson must get back on the ladder and earn a shot at Joshua or Wilder but reports from inside the camp suggest he’s more determined than ever to do just that.
With no value on the fight winner market for Fury vs Seferi, punters are pushed into the specials. It’s a case of how the favorite wins, rather than if. The method of victory market offers a bit of relief, but not too much. Fury by KO/TKO is 1/8; a points win makes more appeal at 5/1.
There’s little doubt the Englishman will claim his comeback and he’ll be eager to send out a message to Anthony Joshua but getting a few rounds under his belt wouldn’t be the worst outcome. Each of Fury’s last three fights has gone beyond the eighth round and this one to pass round five is 6/5.