Tyson Fury’s father John Fury has said his son should only look to fight Oleksandr Usyk next after knocking out Deontay Wilder, not Anthony Joshua or Dillian Whyte.
The ‘Gypsy King’ and ‘Bronze Bomber’ produced a legendary fight for the ages as they were both floored twice before Fury won by knockout in round 11.
What comes next for the ‘Gypsy King’ is as yet unknown.
The WBC have ruled that he will have 30 days to agree an undisputed unification fight with Anthony Joshua’s conqueror Oleksandr Usyk.
If this is unable to be made – as expected as AJ has triggered his clause for a rematch with Usyk – then Fury will be ordered to defend against the winner of Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin on October 30.
“He’s gotta go look for Usyk or nothing, in my idea,” John told White and Jordan on talkSPORT.
“It’s Usyk next, or nothing.
“I wouldn’t bother with the rest of them, they’re not in Tyson’s class.
“Would Dillian Whyte deal with Deontay Wilder?
“No. So why would they wanna put him in with my son and get him knocked out?
“Tyson can’t get up for them kind of fights. For me, I’ve told him, Usyk or don’t bother.”
Prior to the trilogy bout, there was a great deal of bitterness between the fighters as Wilder believed Fury cheated in their last meeting.
Despite this, the Fury approached him to show respect after the KO. Wilder rebuffed his attempt at sportsmanship.
“His behaviour, Wilder, before and after – it would make anybody’s blood boil, wouldn’t it?” John continued.
“As a man like I am – if you get beat by the better man you say, ‘Put our differences to one side, well done.’
“For my money, he tarnished his performance, Wilder.
“It was a great performance, not knocking it, he fought his heart out, he fought like a warrior.
“But his behaviour at the end just let him down totally.
“You don’t behave like that. They’ve just fought their hearts out, beat each other to pieces, you’d think they’d show a bit of consideration for one another.
“My son did because that’s how I’ve brought him up.
“But obviously in Wilder’s case – I don’t know what the man’s made of to be honest with you.
“He’s obviously from different cloth altogether.”
Fury Sr concluded by reluctantly giving his thoughts on BT pundit David Haye, who once again picked Wilder to beat Fury and was proven wrong.
“I’m not even gonna discuss that, that man’s an idiot.
“I don’t know why BT send him out there, he’s just a hater.
“He’s a hater, he’s got nothing good to say, he’s not a good pundit, he gets everything wrong and it’s all about David Haye.
“I’m not knocking his achievements, he did a brilliant job as world champion, but he needs to grow up and get a personality.
“I’ve got no respect for that man at all, none.”