Chris Eubank Jr eager to show off new tricks from training with Roy Jones Jr

  • Tom Ward
Chris Eubank Jr is eager to show off new tricks from training with Roy Jones Jr

Chris Eubank Jr says he can’t wait to show off the improvements he has made while working with trainer and former four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr. 

A veteran of 32 fights, the eldest son of Chris Eubank Sr has been a professional boxer for almost ten years now. He holds notable wins over former world champions Arthur Abraham, James DeGale and Avni Yıldırım. 

But Eubank Jr insists he is still improving as a fighter as he returns against short-notice foe Anatoli Muratov on October 2. 

Eubank Jr temporarily moved from his home town of Brighton to work with Jones Jr at his personal gym in Pensacola and it looks to be a match made in heaven.  

“Me and Roy work great together. I am learning every day, even at the age of 31,” Eubank Jr told Sky Sports.

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“You saw a little taster of things to come in my fight with Marcus Morrison.

“But there is a lot more. As each fight comes you will see more improvements, more things that you haven’t seen from me in the past.

“I didn’t know what to expect when I first showed up at his farm. I thought I’d hit the bag for five rounds, shadow-box, skip, see you tomorrow!

“Someone like Roy, a legend, I didn’t think he would give me his time.

Chris Eubank Jr trains with Roy Jones Jr

“I was completely wrong. He was onto me 100 per cent from the moment I walked in. I was amazed.

“I knew after the first day: ‘This is the guy I need to spend time with’.

“I’ve never had that. For most of my career I was left to my own devices. I am responsible and dedicated so I was able to make that work.

“Some guys need constant reminders. I never needed that, I would do it regardless.

“But having someone there to mesh everything together in the right way has been amazing.

“Everything has worked out way better than expected.”

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Briton Eubank Jr, 32, is also confident of securing a high-profile bout against Gennady Golovkin after months of speculation that the pair could finally meet in the first quarter of next year. 

“The fact that he is a world champion and, in the middleweight division, is the biggest name,” he replied when asked why he has called for a clash with one of the sport’s biggest stars.

“That fight could have been made years back but didn’t happen.

“We now have the opportunity to get the fight made.

“We will get it done within the next six months.

“Styles make fights, it couldn’t be anything other than epic.

“I throw non-stop punches and he doesn’t fight going backwards. Those styles clashing? What more do you want!

“You see guys in fights just trying to survive. Me and him would get straight into it.”

Golovkin retained the WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight belts by stopping Kell Brook in September 2016 – following a streak of seven wins via TKO fights – and made two successful title defences before ultimately losing a majority decision to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.  

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