Tyson Fury’s father wants him to reject a heavyweight unification fight with Anthony Joshua and retire from the sport after being crowned WBC heavyweight world champion, according to the Daily Star. Seems the old man doesn’t want to see his son lose the title to Anthony Joshua.
Fury defeated Deontay Wilder with a brutal performance in Las Vegas on Saturday night to become the world titleholder again.
The American’s corner threw in the towel for him in the seventh round, with the man suffering unpleasant cuts to his ear and mouth.
With a mandatory defense until next year, Fury can face Wilder for the third time, due to a rematch clause included in the contract or seek a mouthwatering unification against British colleague Anthony Joshua.
But John Fury advised his son to forget about entering the ring again and to hang up his gloves and focus on his family.
“I want my son to retire now,” John Fury told Good Morning Britain. “This is just my opinion. He has done enough; he has no more to prove. He proved that he is a worthy champion of this country.
Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder’s team told Frank Warren that they plan to call for an immediate rematch between the Gypsy king and his rival.
Tyson Fury stopped Wilder in a magnificent performance in his Las Vegas rematch, repeatedly playing the Bronze Bomber before the towel was thrown during the seventh round.
The contract for the second fight included a rematch clause, which gave the loser the right to a third fight.
Wilder has 30 days to make an official decision, but his co-manager Shelly Finkel called Warren yesterday morning to inform Team Fury of his current thinking.
Meanwhile, yesterday, Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants a heavyweight unification fight with Tyson Fury this year, after Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas to become two-time world champion.