John Fury prepared to cancel Fury vs Wilder trilogy in October

“I am his dad and he is here now and if problems persist then we will cancel the fight, I will cancel the fight."

John Fury is prepared to cancel the upcoming trilogy bout between his son Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on compassionate grounds.

Fury, the current WBC heavyweight king, is scheduled to take on Wilder in Las Vegas on October 9.

However, the "Gypsy King" is yet to return to training as he remains in hospital with his wife Paris and newborn daughter Athena at Liverpool hospital.

Athena "died for three minutes" after birth before being resuscitated and then spending time in ICU.

The good news is, Athena's health is now improving. John and Tyson Fury have raised funds for what the former describes as 'the best children's hospital in the country if not in the world.'

Despite encouraging signs, John Fury is prepared to stop Tyson from defending his WBC championship against Wilder in America.

"Nobody could expect a boxing match to go on in times like this. Family is family, business is business and sport is sport but family is first and foremost, at the front of the queue," John Fury told BT Sport.

"Because if you are a happy family man who knows everything is alright at home then you can perform on the night.

"I am his dad and he is here now and if problems persist then we will cancel the fight, I will cancel the fight.

"But we want to fight Wilder so hopefully he gets his daughter home, everything runs smoothly and then hopefully we start camp on the 14th or 15th (August). But if it is not right then it is not right. It's only a boxing match, let people wait.

"I don't care if he fights Wilder next year, or he never fights him."

He added: "It's been a bit of a white knuckle ride, we've had a lot to deal with.

"But we've come out on the other side due to the professionalism of Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, they're the best children's hospital in the country if not the world.

"They've been really magnificent, they've really saved her life because she was dead for three minutes and they brought her back, it's onwards and upwards from today."

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