Chris Eubank Jr’s previous trainer, Roy Jones Jr, has weighed in on his former charge’s impressive win over Liam Smith in their rematch last month.
Despite being emphatically stopped first time around and going into the second fight an underdog, Eubank arguably produced a career-best performance, dominating Smith from the off and forcing referee Kevin Parker to wave the bout off in round ten.
When asked about Eubank’s showing by Boxing Social, Jones claimed the approach he adopted is what they had planned to do in the first fight back in January.
“Eubank’s performance was good – that’s what he was supposed to do the first time! That’s what we had planned for the first time.”
“So he looked really good. I told him that when I couldn’t get back to him, I told him, “Listen, just go out and do what you were supposed to do the first time.” And that’s exactly what he did, and look what happened.”
“He chose to fight the way he chose to fight the first time. But had he fought the way we’d planned to fight the first time, then that’s what would have happened the first time!”
After parting ways with Jones, Eubank linked up with Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre, a move which looked to bring out the best in ‘Next Gen.’
However, he may be forced to go back into the market for a trainer for his next fight, after McIntyre was arrested just days after the Smith rematch for bringing a loaded firearm to Manchester Airport.
Since the win, Eubank has again been linked with a fight to Conor Benn, but has also called out Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez.