Tyson Fury’s opponent for his August 18 fight in Belfast is still unknown, despite the date for an announcement passing.

The self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ made his comeback to the ring after a two year hiatus in June, defeating Sefer Seferi in a thoroughly bizarre bout, that concluded with the Albanian quitting on his stool following the conclusion of the fourth round.

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The next step on the 29-year-old’s journey back to the top of the heavyweight division will be on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s upcoming contest in Northern Ireland in August, but we are no clearer on who the opponent will be.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren spoke out in a tweet following the surpassing of the announcement deadline, citing difficulties in organisation as pushing back the reveal of the Manchester-native’s next adversary.

If Fury wants to again reach the dizzying heights he did in 2015, he’ll need to fight a higher-calibre opponent than Sefer Seferi to fast-track his way back to the top of the table.

Offering challenges to Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, there is little doubt as to Fury’s self-belief in his ability to compete with the best the heavyweight division has to offer.

However, the clock is ticking for the former lineal champion to prove it inside the ring.