Tyson Fury Urged to Retire by Father John Fury

Published 11/11/2021, 6:54 AM EST
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury reacts after being knocked down by Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus


John Fury looked back at Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3 and assessed what the future holds for his son. John Fury is the one that got all his children, including Tyson Fury, into boxing. Fury’s father was also his trainer till 2011.

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As he sat down in the lush British wilderness on a pretty gloomy day, Fury spoke about what he thinks his son should do next. “He has 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.”

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“He’s got millions and millions of pounds in the bank. He is secure for life. You know, there’s more to life than getting your brains rattled, isn’t there? To please the public. He’s his own man, he’ll do what he’s gonna do. But for me, I’d like him to call it a draw now,” Fury said to BT Sport.

He’s proud of everything his son has done, but he feels it is time for him to hang up the gloves.

‘The Gypsy King’ has a long-standing history with mental illness. Fury went through nasty bouts of depression and substance abuse and the one thing he says keeps him sane is boxing and training.

This is probably why Fury would not want to give up training and boxing.

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The fight that saw Fury get knocked down twice before knocking Wilder down for the third time in the 11th was even more painful for Fury than it seemed.

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Following the fight, Tyson Fury underwent a six-hour surgery on both his elbows. John Fury revealed, “He had to have [cortisone] injections into both elbows. He’s since had an operation, six hours, all day in hospital having them sorted out. He had some bone spurs he had to get removed.”

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‘The Gypsy King’ fought through the pain to remain the WBC heavyweight champion. This shows how much he loves the sport.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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