Tyson Fury, who returned to boxing with a win against Sefer Seferi on Saturday night, has admitted he didn’t want to face the Albanian as he was too small, the Daily Express report.

The 29-year-old, who spent two-and-a-half years away from the sport, returned in unusual style in Manchester in front of a 20,000 capacity crowd.

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Fury, who was desperate to entertain the fans, kissed Seferi before the bout got underway and then taunted his opponent in the opening rounds.

Seferi was caught with a powerful uppercut at the end of the fourth round and then withdrew from the contest as he sat on his stool to the disappointment of the Manchester crowd.

Talking after the fight, Fury admitted that he didn’t want to face Seferi in his comeback fight due to his height and speed.

I didn’t want him tonight. When they’re really small, they’re awkward and they’re quick. I want someone big and heavy who looks the part so when I hit them they can’t move out of the way basically. I’m very happy with my performance overall, I thought it was very good. An excellent performance, I enjoyed every minute.

Fury is set to return to the ring at Windsor Park in Belfast in August as he looks to continue his path back to the top of the heavyweight division.