Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury insists he will be in better shape in his next fight after he breezed past Sefer Seferi in his comeback on Saturday night.
The Manchester fighter was in action in front of his own fans at the Manchester Arena as he returned 924 days after his last bout.
Fury has a long way to go to reach the same heights as 2015, when he won the WBA, IBF and IBO world titles from Wladimir Klitschko.
He was warned for showboating in the first two rounds, with neither fighter landing a meaningful punch.
The 29-year-old eventually started boxing in the third and fourth rounds, and Seferi seemed uninterested in taking his power for the full 10 rounds.
He refused to come out for the fifth round and Fury will now return to action on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s next fight in August.
Fury insists it was fantastic to be back in the ring and he is adamant he will keep improving.
He told BBC Sport: “I’ll be better next time. I’ll have more rounds and fight a better opponent. I learned two and a half years is a long time to be out. I’ll take my career very seriously this time and enjoy every moment.”
Fellow Manchester fighter Terry Flanagan was also on the undercard but he failed to win a world title at a second weight.
American Maurice Hooker proved too good on the night as he won the vacant WBO super-lightweight title.