Nate Vasquez offers advice to Chris Eubank Jr as he works with new trainer

Chris Eubank Jr has been urged to commit to a long-term trainer by Nate Vasquez, who was in the corner for his standout victory over James DeGale.

Eubank Jr already employed Vasquez as the first full-time trainer of his professional career prior to his most recent fight.

The 29-year-old went on to floor DeGale twice as he went on to win on points, but hasn’t spoken to Vasquez since the fight back in February.

However, Vasquez found out through word-of-mouth that Eubank Jr is now training at Virgil Hunter’s gym in California where Andre Ward and Amir Khan have recently used.

“I don’t know if jumping trainers will help him,” Vasquez told Sky Sports.

“You can’t learn if you’re jumping trainers from time to time. If you go from trainer to trainer to trainer, it’s not good.

“I got the best win of his career with him. I’m not mad at him if he goes to another trainer.”

Eubank Jr’s previous defeats to Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves meant he was fighting to keep his career alive when he came up against DeGale.

Much of the build-up of the clash was dominated by discussions of Eubank Jr’s stubbornness to listen to advice.

But Vasquez insists the 29-year-old did take on his feedback in training and during the fight itself.

He added: “He listened to me. For the little amount of time that we worked together, he looked the best that he has ever looked.

“He was listening really well, in sparring too. He would come to the corner then go out and do what I said.

“The game-plan was to keep pressure on because DeGale can’t fight going backwards. I wanted Chris Jr to throw his right hand, not wing it. He did really well.

“I told Chris Jr at the weigh-in that DeGale’s body was soft. I could see it.”

Vasquez has not ruled out the possibility of reuniting with Eubank Jr in the future but there will be a greater sense of intrigue to find out who will be in his corner when his next bout is announced.

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