Tyson Fury responds to Tony Bellew's promise and looks to Belfast for next fight
Whether he'd win or lose, one would imagine that Tony Bellew would almost certainly put up a better fight against Tyson Fury than Sefer Seferi.
Seferi quit on the stool after four rounds of action against the returning Fury on Saturday night in Manchester, leaving those in attendance dissatisfied.
Both Fury and promoter Frank Warren admitted that they were disappointed in Seferi's inability to answer the bell for the fifth round but neither are under any illusions about the plan to ease the former world heavyweight champion back into the fight game.
"As we've said from the start, this is a process and it's about him getting the rust out of his system," Warren said. "You can see that he's still got a bit of weight to lose and you can see that he needs the rounds and we'll just have to step up his opponents each time."
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— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) June 9, 2018
Fury has been linked with a clash against former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew, who is roughly the same size as Seferi.
'Bomber' took to Twitter after Fury's comeback fight to promise that he would be able to knock out the undefeated heavyweight.
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) June 9, 2018
The prospect of an all-British showdown with Bellew was presented to Fury in his post-fight press conference but he dismissed it out of hand, insisting that he would prefer to focus on larger opposition as he continues down his comeback trail.
"Listen, I want someone big," Fury said.
"The small ones, I don't like them. Big! Look at Joshua and Wilder, they're all over 6ft 5in so I've got to prepare for people like that.
"Big, big, big guys. Big, slow, ugly fellows. That's who I want."
Fury's next fight will reportedly be on the undercard of Carl Frampton's headline show at Windsor Park on 18 August.
According to the BBC, Frank Warren, promoter to both Fury and Frampton, confirmed that the heavyweight would appear on the Belfast card as he continues his comeback.
Frampton said that undefeated Mexican Oscar Valdez would have been his ideal opponent for his Windsor Park debut but that the 27-year-old's broken jaw means that he will now likely fight Josh Warrington after his split decision win over Lee Selby last month.
Frampton indicated that he would be willing to fight the winner of Warrington and Selby, however, Warrington feels a Belfast fight with Frampton could be premature for him.
"Carl Frampton keeps on getting mentioned but Windsor Park might be a little bit too soon, we'll have to see about that," Warrington said.
"I wouldn't mind going back to the Leeds Arena, have another nutty night there, defend the title and then possibly see about fighting Carl after that.
"About two weeks ago I passed Carl and I saw that he'd picked Selby to win so I said 'Listen, Selby's having it and after that we'll have a chat and I wouldn't mind coming to Windsor Park and fighting you'. The Leeds fans love an away day - a Leeds fan invasion into Belfast."