Tyson Fury told by his father to retire before Dillian Whyte challenge

Tyson Fury has been told to retire by his father after he knocked out Deontay Wilder and retained his undefeated record last month.

Fury is currently taking a break from action having been part of a modern-era classic with the 'Bronze Bomber' in the pair's recent trilogy meeting.

And the 'Gypsy King' is set to be ordered by the WBC to face Dillian Whyte in a mandatory defence on his return which could take place next year.

But his father has now admitted he is encouraging his son to retire from the sport after fulfilling his heavyweight goals.

Fury Sr told BT Sport Boxing during an interview: "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."

Fury is undefeated in the blue-ribbon division and has conquered the likes of Wladimir Klitschko, Derek Chisora and Wilder during his illustrious career.

Fury has faced calls from his family in the past to retire including wife Paris who has pined for her husband's retirement after suffering further brutal damage in his recent outing.

But he is yet to face a shot at unifying the entire division after missing out on a £100 million British showdown with rival Anthony Joshua earlier this year.

It now looks unlikely that he can face Joshua in the near future with 'AJ' forced to seek redemption against Oleksandr Usyk, who hijacked his three world title belts.

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Fury is currently on a new venture training his brother Tommy for his huge showdown with YouTube star Jake Paul later this year.

Meanwhile Whyte is awaiting declaration from the WBC at their next convention as to whether his mandatory shot at Fury will be ordered.

Although Fury's father John has called for Whyte to be "kind" to his son in order to jump to the front of the queue if the 'Gypsy King' decides to return next year.

"Tyson is in a different league to these heavyweights, but if you want to get a payday, be nice to him," he continued. "He could beat Dillian Whyte and Usyk on the same night with a proper camp. I’ll put money on it.

"Say nice things about him and he might just give you a payday. But if you keep being horrible to him, try and big yourself up to be this that and the other to make a fight, Tyson will go the other way. He'll give somebody else the opportunity.

"Dillian Whyte, be nice to Tyson. Blowing smoke up his, you know what, and you might get a shot kid."

To watch BT Sport’s exclusive interview with John Fury in full, head to the BT Sport Boxing YouTube channel.

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