Chris Eubank Jr’s trainer Ronnie Davies has commented on Jr’s notorious single mindedness in training camps – jokingly saying that there’s no one he would listen to.
Davies told IFL TV, however, that he does frequently advise Eubank during training and that his charge is more than willing to take his advice onboard.
“He’ll always do his own thing because he won’t listen to anybody! But I’m still there, I’m there every day and giving advice.
It’s not just about holding pads, I’m good for him otherwise he wouldn’t keep me there would he?
If he didn’t want to listen to me he’d be stupid – but I know he does.”
Eubank adopted switched back to his old training set up ahead of his much anticipated showdown with Conor Benn this Saturday night. Having been with Roy Jones Jr for his most recent bouts, ‘Next Gen’ returned to his previous arrangement under Davies.
Eubank’s training team may prove of little consequence, with the fight now in serious jeopardy after news of an adverse finding in a VADA drug test from Benn broke on Wednesday afternoon.
The British Boxing Board of Control released a statement saying they would be prohibiting the fight from going ahead, however Benn’s promoter Eddie Hearn said lawyers were in discussion about how the historic meeting at the 02 could still take place.
Eubank Jr and his team are said to be willing for the fight to go ahead, so British fight fans await news with baited breath on whether or not the contest will be given the green light over the next few days.