World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman is not going to pressure WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to confirm his retirement and vacate his world title.

Last month, before a crowd of 94,000 at Wembley Stadium in London, Fury knocked out mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in six rounds.

After that fight, the 33-year-old Fury expressed his desire to move forward with a planned retirement from the sport.

On the other hand, Fury has not sent an official letter to the WBC to confirm the retirement. And Fury has not vacated his world title.

While the WBC is eventually going to need an answer on the situation, they are allowing Fury to enjoy his time off.

"We're going to give him the time he needs to reflect, to relax, he just did the mandatory of the division. There's no hurry to pressure him or his team into making any decisions. We will be in communications, he's having a holiday with his family," Sulaiman said to Planet Sport.

"I'm not saying we will get him three months, there's no time limit right now I'm respecting the level of Tyson Fury, his private time with his family but we will talk in the near future certainly."

"We need to address the situation if he is retiring but at this time, we are just giving him the much deserved time to enjoy his holidays."

If Fury retires from the sport, former world champion Deontay Wilder may find himself in position to get an immediate title shot.

"Wilder is the number one contender and you have Joe Joyce at number two, three is Joseph Parker. I believe [Joyce and Parker] are going to have a fight for the WBO interim championship - we've had no confirmation but we will just wait and see what happens. There are some variables playing around there," Sulaiman said.