TYSON FURY was told to RETIRE from boxing after his epic trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder by his dad John.
The Gypsy King retained his WBC heavyweight title in a Las Vegas thriller last month with a sensational 11th-round KO victory.
Fury’s stunning stoppage of the Bronze Bomber saw him register his first-ever title defence, which dad John wanted the former unified champion to go out on.
The 57-year-old told BT Sport: “He’ll have a good hard-earned rest now and what he wants to do is up to him.
“I said, ‘Retire, you’ve done enough.’ He’s won everything, he’s got no more to prove. He’s got millions in the bank, he’s secure for life.
“There’s more to life than getting your brains rattled to please the public.
“He’s his own man, he’ll do what he wants to do. But for me, I’d like to call it a draw now.”
John revealed: “He said, ‘I couldn’t box, I couldn’t work my jab.’ He said, ‘If I missed with the jab the pain, it would’ve put me in limp mode. I wouldn’t be able to fight.’
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“He said, ‘The pain when I was throwing the jab, it was unbearable. So I was fighting two people in there. I was fighting the pain in my own body and him.’
“So he said, ‘The only thing I can do is get close and make a war of it.’ He said, ‘I know I wanted to win more than him.’
“And that was it, he said, ‘Seek and destroy or be destroyed.’ That was me motto, he said. He either gets me or I get him.
“He said, ‘It all went out of the window in the fifth round when I got the knockdown.’
“He said, ‘I looked up and thought, ‘Here we are again. Dog fight mode. This is where I gotta go. Trench warfare.’
“And he was in there. And he was prepared to do that for as long as it took. And thank God that he was the winner.”
Fury’s second defence of the WBC heavyweight strap is expected to be a Battle of Britain against Dillian Whyte.
But John doesn’t believe the Brixton Body Snatcher won’t give his son too many problems.
He said: “Tyson is in a different league to these heavyweights. Different. But if you want to get a payday, be nice to him.
“Say nice things about him and he might just give you a payday.
“But if you keen being horrible to him, and trying to big yourself up to be this that and the other to make a fight, Tyson will go the other way and give someone else the opportunity.
“Dillian Whyte, be nice to Tyson, start blowing smoke up his you know what and you might get a shot, kid.”
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