Fans punch on in farcical Fury comeback fight

Tyson Fury has returned to boxing amid ridiculous scenes, both in the ring and in the stands.

The former world heavyweight champion clowned his way through his first fight in more than two-and-a-half years and still outclassed Sefer Seferi, who retired after four farcical rounds in Manchester on Saturday.

Such was the quality of the fight, a scuffle between a section of fans in the stands provided arguably more entertainment than that seen inside the ring.

Fighting for the first time since claiming the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, Fury sporadically unloaded right hands as he showboated through the scheduled 10-round bout and received a warning from referee Phil Edwards.

The much heavier and taller Fury showed he could end the fight whenever he wished but the decision was taken out of his hands by Seferi's corner.

The fight in the stands was perhaps more entertaining than Fury's win. Pic: Getty/Twitter

Seferi, a career cruiserweight, tried in vain to reach Fury's head with sluggish right uppercuts.

His corner decided to spare the Albanian from further drawn-out punishment by withdrawing him at the end of the fourth round.

Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) is next scheduled to fight on August 18 in Belfast against an opponent yet to be named.

After ending Klitshcko's near-decade-long reign of the heavyweight division, Fury received his boxing licence in January after accepting a backdated two-year doping ban.