TYSON FURY has been told to have a long break by Richie Woodhall, who fears he may only be motivated by Anthony Joshua beating Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury retained his WBC title after 11 gruelling rounds with Deontay Wilder, which ended with a brutal knockout.
He is now set to face the winner between Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin, who will become WBC mandatory after their October 30 fight.
But former world champion Woodhall thinks Joshua, who lost to Usyk in September but is set for a rematch, is still Fury's true target.
He told told BBC 5 Live: "My concerns are not only for Wilder but for Tyson as well
"The only thing that beats Tyson, for me, is himself in terms of complacency. Lennox Lewis got complacent twice and got beaten twice.
"Complacency can creep into any boxer, so I’m a little bit worried there about what’s going to motivate him now to come back.
"Maybe an AJ fight, if he can beat Usyk, that would sell and motivate Tyson Fury.
"They’re talking about Dillian Whyte, but Tyson needs a good long break now."
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Joshua, 31, and Fury, 33, were set for an undisputed title decider in August until Wilder, 35, won his right to a trilogy bout in arbitration.
AJ was then beaten by Usyk, 34, on points but his promoter Eddie Hearn recently confirmed his right to a rematch has been invoked.
It leaves Fury with 30 days to negotiate a WBC mandatory title defence with the winner of Whyte, 33, and Wallin, 30, who lost to the Gypsy King in 2019.
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