John Fury urged son Tyson to "bin belt" and fight Anthony Joshua as dad hits out

Tyson Fury's dad John has urged his son to “bin” his WBC heavyweight championship belt and just fight Anthony Joshua.

The Gypsy King was scheduled to face his fellow Brit for a unification bout on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.

But an arbitration court ruled that Deontay Wilder, Fury’s last opponent, had won the right to a trilogy bout – pulling the plug on the fight with the IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion.

AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn has taken aim at Fury’s promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren following the collapse of the fight.

Fury Sr, though, has added his voice to the complaints against the team managing his son and admitted his son concedes the prize for a shot at the big fight.

Speaking to BT Sport, the Mancunian’s dad said: "It's a mistake. We can blame his team can't we, nobody else, anything rushed is no good and that's been rushed.

"I want him to fight AJ, there's no interest in fighting Wilder, so why is he fighting Wilder? I told him in a phone conversation that he should chuck the belt in the bin, let them have it.

"He should come back and fight AJ on August 14 as was planned, but who am I? I'm nobody unfortunately; a voice that only a certain amount of people hear.

"I don't drive a Rolls Royce or live in a castle so it falls on deaf ears doesn't it?"

The Gypsy King’s dad held nothing back in his analysis of the WBC champion’s team.

Fury Sr added: “While I'm alive and fit and able I want to do the best for Tyson, but he is obviously in a different league now, he has 20,000 yes men around him.

"This is what happens when you get to the top, he's got a lot of leeches and hangers-on out there and you can see what's happening in America with him, that's appalling work isn't it?

"It's diabolical, you're geared up to fight one man and at the eleventh hour [it gets taken away], and within 24 hours it's all sorted and you're signing a contract [to fight someone else] in the hall of a boxing venue.

"They're around him like locusts, how can you think straight with all that around you?"

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