Roy Jones: ‘I’m preparing Eubank for Golovkin and Canelo, not Smith’


On January 21 in Manchester (England), British middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (32-2, 23 KOs) will fight against his compatriot, ex-world champion in a category lower than Liam Smith (32-3-1, 19 KOs).

Chris’ coach, the legendary Roy Jones Jr., has no doubts about the victory of the ward and generally stated that he is preparing Eubank not specifically for the upcoming fight, nor for the previous one against Liam Williams in February last year, but for more serious battles against such seasoned rivals. like Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

“Chris doesn’t need my help to beat guys like Liam Williams or Liam Smith. He doesn’t bring me in to deal with these fighters,” Jones says. “He works with me to help him prepare better for big names like Golovkin or Canelo. Because against them, you can’t afford to be the same Chris who just walks in the ring and lets his hands go. You have to follow the tactics, you have to have a little more understanding of what you are doing.”

“I told Chris from the very beginning that he didn’t need my help to beat Seth or Williams. He will deal with them himself. The old Chris Eubank will be able to beat them both himself, Roy is sure. – Chris wants more serious challenges in the future and understands that there he will need something more than just shooting people with lightning combinations. Against guys like Canelo or Golovkin, that doesn’t work.”

Meanwhile, Golovkin said they were ready to fight Eubank.

A source:
Sky Sports