“I want him to pack it NOW”: John Fury calls son Tyson on RETIRE as he describes an incredible journey from depression to heavyweight champion … and says “Gypsy King” should visit Donald Trump at the White House!
- Tyson Fury played a stunning performance to beat Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas
- The British boxer has returned from depression and addiction in just two years
- Fury’s father John was talking about the journey of Tyson at Good Morning Britain
- He also said he should visit US President Donald Trump in the White House
John Fury wants his son Tyson to retire from boxing after his stunning weekend win against Deontay Wilder, and opened on his son’s journey of depression and addiction.
Speak against Good morning Britain, Fury Snr. admitted he “squeezed” himself for the progress Tyson has made over the past two years, and said the heavyweight star must accept Donald Trump’s invitation to visit him at the White House.
Fury, nicknamed the ‘Gypsy King’, was in Las Vegas in inspired form Saturday night when he stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch, but John believes he should now spend time on his career.
Tyson Fury’s father John Fury spoke on Good Morning Britain on Monday morning
Fury Snr. described Tyson’s years of depression and addiction and admitted that it was a “dark time.”
Fury returned to the ring in 2018 and went to Deontay Wilder before defeating him on Saturday
“I want my son to retire now. He has done enough. It was a tough fight for him, “John told GMB.
“I think it’s in the back of his mind. He can’t do it anymore. He has won every professional title. Enough is enough. There is more to life now. He gave everything.
“He doesn’t have to prove anymore. He has proven that he has been a worthy champion from this country. He has been a pro for 13 years and has always been the opponent.
‘He is 32 years old. He has a young family and I really believe that his children deserve their father. He has done enough and that is my opinion. “
Tyson suffered from depression and addiction after his victory against Wladmir Klitschko in November 2015.
He returned to action in June 2018, but John admitted that those two years in between were a “dark time.”
“I’ll be honest, I’m sitting here today and still squeezing myself, because where he was two years ago, there was really no hope,” Fury continued.
“He was so low, he went so far back that I didn’t think he would ever come back. A light switch just went on and off, but here we are today.
Fury celebrates his win against Wilder in Las Vegas, after a technical interruption in the seventh round
“It was a dark time when you see a man drinking himself dead to escape reality, he ate all kinds of food in the bucket load and he did it for you.
“If your son stops worrying [about] what you think, a father and a parent, that is time to worry. “
After the first fight against Wilder, which ended in a shared decision game in December 2018, Fury got the victory he longed for this weekend in spectacular style, beating his opponent twice in a dominant display.
“I immediately spoke to him on the phone from the BT studio and congratulated him on what he had done, how proud he had made me,” John continued.
“I see the joy in his face, his life is now complete. And now there is a difference with him.
“When he hit [Wladimir] Klitschko the first time, his body language was not great. But this time he is at the top of the world, he is exactly where he should be. “
John Fury supported the idea that Tyson should visit US President Donald Trump
Even US President Donald Trump commented on the “big fight” and said he would invite Fury and Wilder to the White House – a move from Fury Snr. approved.
“That’s good for anger, isn’t it! And I’m a big fan of Donald Trump, it was a great trip and see where it ended.
“And what a great point to bow and meet him at the White House!”