TYSON Fury’s wife has begged him to quit boxing once he has faced fellow Brit Anthony Joshua for the fight the “whole world wants to see”.
Paris Fury was speaking just days after her husband defeated rival heavyweight Deontay Wilder to maintain his unbeaten record.
The win has renewed calls for a fight between Fury and Joshua, who between them now hold all the major belts in heavyweight boxing.
Fury’s boxing record so far includes 30 wins and one draw, a controversial judges’ decision in his first bout against Wilder.
Joshua’s includes 23 wins and one lose, a shock defeat to little-known Andy Ruiz Jr. that he was able to avenge in a rematch in December.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Mirror, Paris said: “I’d like him to beat Anthony Joshua and then stop.
“He’s in the ring with supreme boxers and it is a dangerous sport. We both know the risks.”
Fury currently holds the WBC and lineal titles, while Joshua has the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles.
Paris continued: “If they put all the belts on the line it would be such an amazing fight.
“I’d like him to take that one fight and retire undefeated.
“He can’t go on forever, he can’t go undefeated forever. I wouldn’t like to see him continue for too long and get hurt.
“I wouldn’t like to see him lose his record chasing money or fame. He doesn’t need that.
“He’s already cemented his name in the history books.”
She also revealed he celebrated his win by going to the tip and doing the school run in attempt to get back to normality despite thousands of people wanting to congratulate him.
‘I WANT JOSHUA BOUT IN 2020’
Fury, who has been open about having suffered bouts of depression, has spoken in the past about his intention to dedicate himself to mental health advocacy after he retires from boxing.
This month saw him celebrate a win over Wilder in Las Vegas after a first bout in December 2018.
That fight was declared a draw by a panel of three judges, though many watching thought it should have been awarded to Fury.
Fury’s win this month has sparked calls for a third fight and speculation is could be held at Old Trafford stadium.
Fury has also said he wants to fight Joshua before the Joshua before the end of 2020.
Pictures uploaded to Instagram by Paris showed a giant cake decorated with the words “Gypsy King” that she had made for him to celebrate the victory over Wilder.
Captioning the pictures, she wrote: “Just a little cake to celebrate bringing back the WBC belt.”
The fight is also reported to have made £66 million from pay-per-view sales and tickets in the US alone.
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