‘He speaks his mind’ – Roy Jones Jr opens up on relationship with Chris Eubank Sr since taking over training of fellow boxing legend’s son Chris Eubank Jr
Chris Eubank Jr will take on Liam Williams this weekend – and he will have a true boxing legend in Roy Jones Jr in his corner.
The pair teamed up during the coronavirus pandemic and Jones Jr has been training Eubank Jr ever since.
Originally, Eubank Jr had no real coach and was taking guidance from his father, the legendary Chris Eubank Sr.
It was only after his loss to George Groves that the Brit started to approach his training differently and that has led him to taking guidance from a former four- weight world champion.
Given that Eubank Sr – himself a legendary former multiple world champion – was so influential and vocal in the early part of his son’s career, it’s an intriguing dynamic.
But Jones Jr told talkSPORT’s Boxing Insider that he and Eubank Sr have a good understanding.
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“To be honest, he and I have conversations outside of the ring. We had a conversation this morning and we were saying the same thing, but saying it in two different terms,” Jones Jr said.
“Once we broke it down, we both agreed that we were saying the same thing.
“He often gives me credit for things and improvements he sees in Chris that I’ve gotten Chris to understand.
“And I like the fact that he speaks his mind because if I’m training your son and I respect you as a legend, I want to know that you’re getting what you expect out of me.
“I want you to tell me that ‘I can see what you’re doing’ and that’s what he told me this morning and I loved that. That means me and Chris Jr are doing something right,” Jones Jr surmised.
Eubank Jr takes on Williams this Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff where a victory will surely catapult him back into world title contention.
You can listen to exclusive live commentary of the fight on talkSPORT.
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