Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will fight Albania’s Sefer Seferi when he makes his comeback in Manchester on 9 June.

Fury, 29, has not fought since claiming the IBF, WBA and WBO titles from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

Seferi, 39, has boxed at cruiserweight for most of his professional career but will face Fury at heavyweight.

He has only lost once in 24 bouts and has fought four times since Fury’s last bout against Klitschko.

Fury has won all 25 of his professional fights but was suspended in 2016 amid “anti-doping and medical issues” and accepted a backdated two-year ban in December 2017.

During his absence, fellow Briton Anthony Joshua has taken the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles, while unbeaten American Deontay Wilder holds the WBC belt.

Fury had his boxing licence reinstated this year and signed with promoter Frank Warren.

When the date for his return to the ring was announced last month, Fury said “I can’t wait to get in there and prove I am the best even after all this time out.”

Seferi’s only career defeat came at heavyweight in 2016 against Manuel Charr.

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