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'Goldfish' Tyson Fury insists upcoming opponent Sefer Seferi is not an easy fight

Tyson Fury has been out of the ring for two years and seven months, but he makes his comeback against Safer Seferi on June 9. Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury believes that he cannot afford to look ahead to fights against the likes of Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder until he gets past the "dangerous" Sefer Seferi.

After an exile of two years and seven months, Fury hopes Swiss-based Seferi (23-1, 21 KOs), 39, gives him the chance to go a few rounds, but warned that this is by no means an easy fight for him.

"There's no nerves at all, I feel like I've been a goldfish trapped in a tank and now I'm being released back into the river where I belong, so just watch me swim," Fury told a press conference.

"Seferi is a good fighter and he's a dangerous puncher. He's in a good shape and is a good looking man. He will be coming to knock me out.

"I could have picked someone a lot easier than Seferi and gone one round and knocked him out.

"But I've been out 1000 days so I need rounds. I know Seferi is tough like his brother [fellow cruiserweight Nuri]. He's tough, strong and is going to come forward to win.

"I've done way over 300 rounds of sparring and everybody has said I've done really well.

"I've got a special talent, which is not to get hit in the face and that's why I'm so good looking."

The Englishman (25-0, 18KOs) has not fought after admitting to problems with depression, alcohol and cocaine use as well as a backdated two-year doping ban for a banned steroid.

But the talkative 29-year-old has rediscovered his love of boxing again and after claiming to have lost eight stones faces Seferi in front of his home fans at the Manchester Arena, England.

"There's no nerves at all, I feel like I've been a goldfish trapped in a tank and now I'm being released back into the river where I belong, so just watch me swim," Fury told a press conference.

"I put on eight stones. It was a rollercoaster few years and I'm just glad to be back. I was around about 27 and a half stones and I will be 19 and a half, 19 7, or other for the fight.

"I'm looking good, feeling good. I don't remember ever feeling this good, this quick, this strong. I've got more power and I want it more. When I was world champion I fell out of love with the game and it was a lost relationship.

"I was married to the game too long but now we are back in love. With every good relationship you have to spice it up so I put some lingerie on."

Fury chose to focus on this weekend rather than look to future possible fights against the world heavyweight champions Joshua and Wilder.

English rival Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs), 28, holds the three belts Fury once did while American Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs), 32, is the WBC champion.

But Fury is looking short-term -- until after Saturday's fight at least.

"I don't need to send out any messages with this fight, they will know the Mack is back," Fury said.

"I don't want to send any messages out, I want to enjoy my comeback and that's what I am going to do."