Afterwards Fury, whom his promoter Frank Warren said will fight again in Belfast on August 18, was his usual whirl of contradictions insisting Warren serve up a 7ft 2in opponent for his next bout - or alternatively, a man with one leg - and pouring scorn on the rest of his heavyweight rivals.
Farce and Fury assailed Manchester in equal measure on Saturday night, as the former world heavyweight champion gurned around the ring for 12 minutes of his boxing comeback before his hopelessly inadequate opponent quit on his stool. But he took me a few rounds, which I was more than happy with.
"I'll be better next time".
"I wanted to see Tyson get some more rounds".
Fighting for the first time since he wrested the world heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko over two-and-a-half years ago, Fury gurned and showboated his way through much of the contest and earned a ticking-off from referee Phil Edwards. "I am determined to enjoy my career this time around and not take anything for granted".
Fury clowned his way to a win over Albanian cruiserweight Sefer Seferi at the start of his road back towards championship contention.
Fury has been kept out of the ring since since November 2015 for multiple reasons.
But Fury was disappointed by the attitude of 39-year-old Seferi, who was giving away more than 50lb and almost a foot of height difference on the night.
Tyson Fury will be the main support for Carl Frampton's huge fight at Windsor Park on August 18.
It was not always pretty from Fury, but it allowed the 6ft 9in Englishman to shed some of the ring rust before moving on to harder tests.
Fury was eventually given a backdated two-year ban for testing positive for the banned steroid nandrolone and in exile he piled on the pounds while the WBA, WBO and IBF titles slipped into the hands of others. We picked Seferi because he had gone ten rounds with Manuel Charr. "The name of the game is to get the fights in, then by the end of the year be in a position for a big, big fight".
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