Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has admitted that his fighter must lose more weight before his next fight, according to a report on the Boxing Scene.

The former world champion returned to the ring in Manchester on Saturday night and scored a fourth-round victory by TKO when his opponent Sefer Seferi and his team decided to end the fight.

Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport

Fury weighed in at a career-high 276 pounds before the fight and Warren knows that plenty more needs to be lost if he is to compete in the heavyweight division for the titles.

The ‘Gypsy King’ is eyeing another fight in August and Warren said:

Tyson needs to lose even more weight before he fights on Carl Frampton’s card at Windsor Park on August 18. He is also aware there will be a higher calibre opponent.

We didn’t try to kid anyone that Seferi was anything other than someone to help him ease into his comeback. Taking off all those stones in less than three months is physically draining and he also had to start shaking off the ring rust after such a long lay-off.

The clamour for Fury to set about regaining the several belts he gave over to Anthony Joshua will be resisted until next summer. Tyson needs more time and more fights.

Fury relished his comeback to the ring and can’t wait to do it all over again in August, with Warren expected to be entering negotiations with several potential opponents.

Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will certainly be keeping a close eye on how Fury fares in his first couple of comeback fights.