Chris Eubank Jr has recently been seen practicing with legendary trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr, father of Floyd Mayweather Jr, while he was in Las Vegas on holiday.
The British fighter is keen to stay in rhythm after he missed an opportunity to fight with the unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin, who will be facing off against British boxer Kell Brook instead on September 10.
Eubank Jr will now defend his British middleweight championship against Tommy Langford, and he is only two successful defences away from winning the Lonsdale belt. This is why he has decided to train with Floyd Mayweather Sr so that he can keep progressing towards that goal and beyond.
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He said to World Boxing News via Sky Sports: "Although I wanted a holiday, it’s important for me to not get out of the rhythm of training. This is no ordinary 9 to 5 day job and I have a 24/7 in terms of my boxing and my career as a professional sportsman.
“We don’t take breaks and I wanted to go somewhere where I could still train. Vegas is a wonderful place and there are a lot of things going on over there, it’s a great place to have some fun, but it is also one of the best places in the world to train and to box.
“The linkup with Floyd Sr is nothing new and I’ve trained with him on and off for many years now. It’s always a good experience with him.
“After talking to him, I went out there and we set up a little training camp for the length of my holiday. I trained every day for 10-12 days and you learn a lot out there, I don’t see a holiday as a time to break from boxing – it never stops.”
A date for Eubank Jr's fight against Langford is yet to be determined.