TYSON FURY showed he's a lover as well as a fighter after KISSING opponent Sefer Seferi in the ring before their eagerly-awaited bout.
The 29-year-old gave his Albanian opponent a tender smooch as they met before the opening bell in some last-minute mind games.
And it seemed to have worked as it was the Gypsy King who emerged victorious in his first fight since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
Seferi quit on his stool before the start of the fifth round as Fury gets his first win on his quest to regain his old belts.
But fans were less than impressed with the main event, with many believing the contest descended into a farce.
At one stage, the former unified world champion and his opponent both stopped midway through the second round to watch a fight in the crowd.
Fury vowed to the fans he would secure a world title shot before 2019 as he promised to remain active following a lengthy spell of inactivity.
Promoter Frank Warren declared he would fight on the undercard of Carl Frampton's bout at Windsor Park in August.
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And while he eased to a win against the KO specialist, fans will be desperate to see the 26-0 fighter in action against a world-ranked boxer.
Here is some reaction from Twitter about Fury locking lips with Seferi...