However, the Brit lost more than seven stone in his return to professional boxing and walked to the ring at the Manchester Arena in front of around 15,000 as the main event last night.
Former world champion Ricky Hatton has admitted to thinking Tyson Fury would never return to boxing.
His corner chose to spare the Albanian from further drawn-out punishment by withdrawing him at the end of the fourth round.
Fury back in action on Saturday night after more than two years out of the ring won after his hopelessly inadequate opponent quit on his stool - will now head for Belfast for his next outing.
TYSON FURY slammed Sefer Seferi for not turning up for a fight, but revealed he was very happy with his own performance.
I used to see him knocking about Manchester and he was always saying he had the ambition to [come back],I just thought it was too far for him to come back.
"He didn't come to fight - he came to run round the ring and enjoy himself".
"About two weeks ago I passed Carl and I saw that he'd picked Selby to win so I said "Listen, Selby's having it and after that we'll have a chat and I wouldn't mind coming to Windsor Park and fighting you".
"We took Seferi, who had a good record and a tough chin and he took me a few rounds".
Former heavyweight champion Fury had not fought since dethroning Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and suffered various drug, alcohol and mental health issues since then.
Seferi is 39, has not boxed at an elite level, was 7 inches smaller and almost 70 pounds lighter than Fury.
"I did a bit of dancing, threw a couple of punches and it was just about getting back to being under the lights again - it's been a long time", he added.
Promoter Frank Warren plans on Fury fighting again at Windsor Park in Belfast on August 18, on the undercard of WBO interim featherweight champion Carl Frampton's next fight.
The difference in weight between the fury and the Sefer was nearly 30 kg, whereas the difference in height - 26 cm in such hands equal match could not be, but as it turned out, the Manchester Boxing was not at all.