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Tyson Fury has said that his father John was just being protective in his explosive interview where he pleaded with his son to rethink fighting Deontay Wilder for a third time.

Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn both sided with 'Big John' after he told BT Sports that he felt his son was wrong to fight Wilder in a trilogy fight, instead imploring him to drop his WBC belt and head to Saudi Arabia to face Joshua.

He branded Fury's team as 'hangers-on' who rushed the bout through after an arbitration ruling said that the American was owed a third fight, and went on to say that the Wilder trilogy was a 'mistake'

And now Tyson has responded, telling former UFC champion Michael Bisping that his dad is a 'conspiracy person', but admitted he isn't sure that his father is wrong in believing American promoters wanted Wilder to get one last shot on home soil.

"That's dads isn't it," Fury said. "The thing is, if your dad doesn't care about your fights, he doesn't care if you get knocked out.

"For my dad, he's not making any money out of this, it's not his job, I'm just his son and he wants to see me get fair play and whatever else.

"My dad's a conspiracy person, so whatever happens there's a conspiracy behind it, so he thinks it's all a big fix to get me back over here to fight Deontay Wilder and all this.

"I've never proved my dad wrong actually, maybe he's right? I don't know.

"Maybe my dad is right, he's 50-odd years-old, he's got experience and he's lived a lot more life than I have so you never can say.

"What I can say is, all of these people, apart from my brothers, are here doing their job, but for my dad it's his life, I'm his blood and his son and he wants what's best for me."

Tyson Fury has spoken to his dad John about his concerns over the Wilder fight

Fury's father had raised concerns about the legitimacy of his promoters' intentions after watching his son sign for a massive heavyweight title fight while attending Josh Taylor's title unification fight in Las Vegas last month.

But the 'Gypsy King' has said that he spoke to his father and assured him he would successfully defend his world title for the first time in his career.

"It is what it is, he's obviously concerned and knows how good of a fighter Deontay Wilder is and he's seen Instagram clips of me on boats, planes, partying and he's going 'ah you're over there doing whatever!'

"I can understand why my dad thinks that but I have told him that I am serious in camp, I'm in training properly and putting everything into it.

"The thing with my dad is he's very protective over me like a child, because even though I'm the heavyweight champion of the world he only sees that 14-year-old in the gym."

Fury's father told BT Sport last month: "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."

"It's a mistake," Fury continued. "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."