1:09 David Haye says Joshua will benefit from punishing sparring ahead of rematch
“He’ll know where he stands. This is real men’s territory now. This is where real men sit up and realise ‘right, my back is against the wall, all these hangers on are gone, it’s me and him.’
“I think he’ll do well. I think he’ll show that. He’s dedicated, he’s a proper athlete, and I think he’ll come through it.”
The respected trainer is preparing Hughie to return against Pavel Sour in Monte Carlo on November 30, live on Sky Sports, and has revamped the 25-year-old’s boxing style after a points loss to Alexander Povetkin in August.
Fury had only used his right hand sparingly, preferring to keep the Russian at bay with his jab, but his father is confident this technical issue has been addressed during his recent training camp in Holland.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Hughie put on a display that he’s never put on before,” said Peter Fury. “His style, I would say, 65-70 per cent changed. It’s as much as that.
“There’s been drastic measures taken. You’re going to see him under the bright lights and you’re going to see him throwing a lot more punches, that’s for sure.
“He’s as tough as teak. This is a kid that can stand and trade and fight with the best of them.
“He’s fought the best in the world with one hand, because that’s what he’s been dealing with. He’s been keeping them off and fighting the best out there with the jab.
“Once he has this fight on November 30 then everything will become self-explanatory. Until then, let’s wait and see the suspense, because there’s been a drastic change.
“There has been a reason why he’s not been throwing the back hands and we finally got to the bottom of it. The Rubik’s Cube is ultimately solved.”
Watch Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 in Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.