Tyson Fury’s wife Paris is torn over whether she should continue requesting that the ‘Gypsy King’ retires from boxing.
The heavyweight world champion defended his crown with a second consecutive victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
And he could now face further challenges to his status from the likes of Dillian Whyte and Oleskandr Usyk.
But Fury’s wife Paris has admitted she struggles to be ringside at his “horrible” fights and is uncertain whether to continue her strive to end his boxing career.
Paris told talkSPORT: “I hate it, I’ve got to be truthful, that’s the flat out answer. When Tyson used to fight at the beginning it was more of a novelty as Tyson never got punched.
“If you look at Tyson now, he still has a straight nose, for boxers that’s pretty rare! And as the years went by and he fought the higher opposition, then he’ll get hit back.
Tyson Fury celebrated with his wife Paris after another victory over Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury celebrated with his wife Paris after another victory over Deontay Wilder ( Image: REUTERS)
“And that’s when it became horrible. It became not nice to watch. And I have said to Tyson in the past, ‘Do you not think you should leave it now? Do you not want to stop now?’ But, on the other hand I know it’s his love and his passion and it’s what he wants to do most in the world.”
Fury himself has hinted at his retirement after being forced to cut contact with his family during preparation for the third Wilder test.
And any potential meeting with rival Anthony Joshua will be on hold for now with the Briton set to rematch Usyk next year.
Paris has spoken previously of her desire for Fury to hang up his gloves, but not before pursuing his dream showdown with Joshua.
She told The 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. 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.
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“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.”
Fury is facing the prospect of a challenge from Whyte upon his return, who is awaiting to hear any ruling from the WBC with regards to his mandatory position.
But the 33-year-old’s comments regarding his future have caused a stir after he hinted at the possibility of retirement before any title bid.
For now he will reside in his new £1.7 million family home with wife Paris and his family after his return to the UK.
And Fury’s promoter Bob Arum is targeting a return date of March or April next year for the ‘Gypsy King’.
This could be good news for British fans with any fight holding potential of having a UK-based venue after his recent Las Vegas crusades.
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