TYSON FURY’S dad has urged him NOT to face Dillian Whyte next as he won’t be able to ‘get up’ for the fight.
The WBC heavyweight champ will throw down with Whyte next year should his fellow Brit get past Otto Wallin later this month.
But dad John believes the Gypsy King – who recorded a stunning 11th-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder last weekend – won’t be able to motivate himself for a clash with his old sparring partner.
During an appearance on talkSPORT, he asked: “Would Dillian Whyte deal with Deontay Wilder? No.
“So why would I want to put him in there with my son and get him knocked out?
“At the end of the day, he just got knocked out by a 42-year-old [Alexander Povetkin].
“Tyson can’t get up for them kind of fights. He wouldn’t be able to raise his game because it’s not big enough.
“And he goes in there with a lacklustre attitude and you don’t see the best Tyson Fury.
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“You only see the best of Tyson when he’s against the best.
“A challenge like he had and he’s in a great fight. For me, I’ve told him, ‘Usyk or don’t bother.’”
An undisputed fight with newly-crowned unified champ Oleksandr Usyk is unlikely to come to fruition as Anthony Joshua has exercised his rematch clause with the Ukrainian.
But John still reckons his son should do everything in his power to try and face the slick southpaw next.
The 57-year-old said: “He’s gotta go for Usyk, in my idea. Usyk next or nothing.”
Fury, 33, wasn’t too fussed about the prospect of unifying the division in the aftermath of his latest Las Vegas triumph.
In the post-fight press conference, the lineal heavyweight champ said: “We will see, I have just earned a break.
“I have been home two weeks in six months so I am going to bask in this victory.
“I am the big dog in this division. One of the heaviest in history at 277lbs.
“We will just see what tomorrow brings.”
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