Tyson Fury urged to retire by father John and snub Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder

John Fury has held talks with his son Tyson Fury about retiring from boxing and snubbing a blockbuster showdown with Anthony Joshua or trilogy against Deontay Wilder after being crowned WBC heavyweight champion of the world.

Fury beat Wilder with a brutal performance in Las Vegas on Saturday night to once again become a world title holder.

The American’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round with their man suffering with nasty cuts to his ear and mouth.

The Gypsy King celebrated wildly after returning to the top of the sport and he now faces a tough decision over his next opponent.

With a mandatory defence not due until next year, Fury could go toe-to-toe with Wilder for a third time due to a rematch clause inserted into the contract.

Alternatively, the 31-year-old may seek a mouthwatering unification bout against fellow Brit Joshua.

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But John Fury has advised his son to forget about stepping into the ring again and to hang up his gloves to focus on his family.

“I want my son to retire now,” John Fury told Good Morning Britain. “That is just my opinion.

“He has done enough, he has got no more to prove. He has proved he is a worthy champion for this country.

“He has been 13 years as a pro and he has always been an opponent.



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“Wherever he has gone to it has been an uphill battle for him. He is 32 years old, he has got a young family and I do believe his children deserve a father. He has done enough and I have said that to him.

“I think it is in the back of his mind. He can’t do any more because he has won every title there is to win – amateur, professional.

“The only one he didn’t win was the Olympic gold medal because he never went.

“I think enough is enough and there is more to life. He has give his all to boxing. I know he has got a lot more left.”

Fury was not granted a visa to watch his son in America because of a past criminal conviction but he was in constant contact after the fight.

“I spoke to him him straight afterwards on the phone from the BT studio,” John added.

“I told him how proud he made me and I can see the joy in his face. His life is complete now.

“Now there is a difference about him. When he beat [Wladimir] Klitschko his body language wasn’t great but this time he is on top of the world.

“He is right where he should be.”

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