Reading various comments online about Chris Eubank Jr’s performance last night, there seems to be a contrast of opinion – either good improvements or Eubank was trying to imitate his trainer Roy Jones Jr.
I saw a fighter who has evolved his game under the tutelage of his new trainer/coach, rather then someone trying to be something he’s not. Let’s not forget how great a boxer Roy Jones Jr was and he is considered by many as the best ever or one of the best ever boxers. Working with Roy much be such a great experience and Eubank has made reference to how much he admires Jones Jr. Equally, Eubank Jr has failed to listen or take direction from a number of previous trainers and coaches, including his father but with Roy Jones Jr – Eubank Jr appears to be enjoying working and learning from the boxing legend.
Will the evolution be enough to beat a middleweight world champion – only time will tell, but I saw a smarter and better boxer in Chris Eubank Jr last night. He was moving more, he didn’t look so robotic and predictable with his stationary stance. Eubank was patient instead of looking for the kill with every punch.
My opinion & thoughts could be completely wrong but that’s the beauty of differing views as it creates great debate and discussion. Granted the fight with Liam Williams was scrappy and there were rounds which Williams won but Eubank Jr clearly has made adjustments to his boxing style and mindset when in the ring. Liam Williams is no Golovkin,m Charlo or Andrade but fights like this allow Eubank to practice the things he’s been working on with Roy Jones Jr in the gym. Fights like these are needed to tune skills, movements and drills practiced in the gym – in order to be prepared for tougher tests and world title fights
Can Chris Eubank Jr win a middleweight world title this year Current middleweight world champions:
• Gennady Golovkin (IBF)
• Jermall Charlo (WBC)
• Demetrius Andrade (WBO)
• Ryōta Murata (WBA)