WATCH: Tyson Fury Kisses Opponent on the Lips Before Their Fight in Throwback Video

Published 09/20/2021, 1:50 PM EDT


Tyson Fury knows how to attract attention and get under his opponent’s skin. Be it licking blood or locking lips, ‘The Gypsy King’ fares well in a mental war and bests his opponents in the ring. Hence, Fury has often crossed lines while altercating with his rivals.

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One prominent incident dates back to 2018 when Tyson Fury had relinquished a 3-year-long hiatus to take on Sefer Seferi in Manchester, UK. His returning fight was clearly meant to gather attention, felt many boxing fans. And after vanquishing Wladimir Klitschko, Fury’s comeback was against a below-average opponent.

However, Fury’s inevitable mic-skills infused a lot of entertainment that ended with Tyson Fury kissing Sefer Seferi on the lips before they traded blows. It was quite a surprise move. But ‘The Gypsy King’ didn’t hesitate to pull it off.

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As the referee pulled both the fighters close for the introductory segment, Fury went on to kiss Seferi. Instead of protesting, Seferi smiled off and the heavyweight boxers began the scrap on a high note. The social media handle of Queensberry Promotions posted the clip and shook several fans.

Meanwhile, the in-ring scenario was extremely different and intense. Tyson Fury sparked his opponent brutally and left no doubts regarding his supremacy. Hence, it was a night of glory for the Briton, who shrugged off his inactivity for bigger goals.

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Tyson Fury vs Sefer Seferi- Look back at the fight

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The 12-rounds fight saw an undefeated Tyson Fury return against Seferi, who was 23-1 at the time and was coming from 2 consecutive KO wins. So, he was a rightful contender for the Briton. However, Tyson Fury turned the battle into a lopsided affair. He also looked flawless in the fight and didn’t let his opponent offer any action from the other end.

After dancing around for the first two rounds, Fury unleashed brutal shots in round three and round four. He did a lot of damage in a very short period and forced Seferi to quit from his corner. The massive win resurrected Fury to a point where he stands as the WBC heavyweight champion today. Hence, it has been a fairytale ride for ‘The Gypsy King’ inside the boxing ring.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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