Tyson Fury’s wife Paris wants WBC champion to retire after Anthony Joshua unification bout
Tyson Fury’s wife Paris has pleaded with her husband to retire after a potential fight against Anthony Joshua. New WBC champion Fury triumphed over Deontay Wilder in a seven-round onslaught before the American boxer’s trainer threw in the towel in February.
I’d like him to beat Anthony Joshua and then stop
The Gypsy King extended his whopping 31-fight undefeated streak and ended Wilder’s in the process during a thrilling night in Vegas.
A rematch between the two heavyweights has been touted, with the Bronze Bomber recently stating that he will regain his title as “the war has just begun”.
A long-anticipated dream match against WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Joshua has also been discussed with Fury appearing to be keen.
But the 31-year-old boxer’s wife doesn’t want him to have too many more fights and would prefer it if he just took on AJ and then hung up his boxing gloves.
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Paris told the Daily Mirror: “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. I know one shot can change everything.”
Fury is open to sharing the ring with Joshua and appears to agree that this fight should be his last as it would “complete” his career.
Paris admits that a bout between the two British fan-favourites would be “amazing”, especially if all titles hang on the balance.
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She added: “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.”
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Paris added that her husband is already making plans for retirement as he wants to start his own gym and set up a foundation to help others suffering from mental health problems.
She insists that Fury wants to get involved more with raising awareness about mental health, following his recent battle with depression as well as drink and drug addiction which led to obesity, but he currently doesn’t have enough time.
Paris said: “He wants to get involved, but he just doesn’t have the time at the moment. When he does it he wants to dedicate himself totally, but at the moment he still has his training.
“He has worked with mental health charities, he has given talks about it. Mental health awareness was one of the reasons we agreed to do the TV show.
“But at the minute he’s not got the time, if he’s going to do it he has to do it wholeheartedly.
“He’ll never fully retire from boxing, he’ll always be involved. He’ll be looking for lads he can train, he’ll be ringside at fights, there’s no chance he’ll just retire. He’s done it all his life, it’s a routine he’ll never break.”
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