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I want my son to retire now - Tyson Fury's dad

By Vincent Ashitey
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Tyson Fury's dad, John Fury has urged the British boxer to hang up his gloves to spend more time with wife Paris and their children.

Fury won the WBC world heavyweight title on Saturday night after stopping Deontay Wilder to inflict the first defeat of the American's professional career - 14 months on from their controversial draw in Los Angeles.

The vast majority of observers believed Fury was the rightful winner of that first fight, but he underlined his dominance at the MGM Grand on Saturday with a resounding display in which he twice knocked Wilder to the canvas before the towel came in during the seventh round.

Fury battled with drugs, depression and suicidal thoughts following his shock win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, making his comeback to the top of the game all the more impressive and Fury's dad John reckons his son has achieved everything in the sport now - and should retire for the sake of his wife and their five children.

Fury Snr told Good Morning Britain: "I want my son to retire now. He's done enough. It's been an uphill battle for him. He's done enough. I want him to pack it in now."

"I think it's in the back of his mind. He can't do anymore. He's won every professional title. Enough is enough. There's more to life now. He's given it his all."

"He's got no more to prove. He's proved he's been a worthy champion from this country. He's been 13 years as a pro and he's always been the opponent."

"Whatever he's gone into, it's been an uphill battle for him. He's 32 years old. He's got a young family and I do believe his children deserve their father."

"He's done enough and that's my opinion."

Attentions have already turned to Fury's next opponent, however, with a third fight with Wilder or a Battle of Britain against Anthony Joshua two possible options.