Tyson Fury weighs in significantly heavier than Sefer Seferi for comeback fight

Tyson Fury weighed in nearly five stone heavier than Sefer Seferi in Manchester

Tyson Fury has weighed in nearly five stone heavier than opponent Sefer Seferi for his long-awaited comeback fight in Manchester.

Fury (25-0-KO18) tipped the scales at 19st 10lbs 2oz, slightly heavier than his 19-and-a-half stone prediction at Thursday's press conference.

Meanwhile, Seferi (23-1-KO21), who has only fought once at heavyweight since turning pro in 2007, weighed in at 15st 2oz for Saturday's fight at the Manchester Arena.

Fury weighed in more than two stone heavier than his last fight against Wladimir Klitschko, and there was a noticeable difference between himself and Seferi at Friday's weigh-in.

To emphasise the difference, at one point the British fighter picked up his Albanian opponent, prompting cheers from the watching Manchester public.

Fury is taking nothing for granted against Seferi

Despite his height and weight advantage, Fury insists Seferi is a dangerous opponent and should not be underestimated.

"Sefer is a good fighter, I'm not underestimating him," said Fury. "I look at him the same way I look at [Anthony] Joshua, Wladimir [Klitshcko], [Deontay] Wilder, anybody.

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Tyson Fury lifts opponent Sefer Seferi during the weigh-in
Image: Tyson Fury lifts opponent Sefer Seferi during the weigh-in

"He is a dangerous puncher - 21 KOs. He is in good shape, he is a good looking man and he'll be coming to knock me spark out on Saturday.

"We've all got the same number of chins. If he's knocked out 21 men before, if he gets it on me he'll knock me spark out too.

"I want to keep on going, win all my belts back and become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world again. It is my job not to let him do that."

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