Chris Eubank Jr trains with legend Roy Jones Jr in Florida as British boxer admits partnership is a ‘perfect union’
- Chris Eubank Jr has started training with four-weight world champ Roy Jones Jr
- The 30-year-old British boxer is training in Florida despite the Covid-19 crisis
- He has won his last three fights, including a win against James DeGale last year
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Chris Eubank Jr has started training with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr as he continues working out during the coronavirus outbreak in Florida.
Eubank, the interim WBA super-middleweight champion, has won his last three fights against JJ McDonagh, James DeGale and Matt Korobov.
But with no fight immediately on the horizon – and with no lockdown imposed in Florida – the 30-year-old has called on the expertise of Jones in order to hone his craft during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chris Eubank Jr (right) has started working out with Roy Jones Jr at his personal gym
Eubank believes he has found the ‘perfect union’ in teaming up with Jones in Florida
‘I met Roy at a fight show in February where we started talking. I liked his vibe and the advice he gave me,’ Eubank told The Sun.
‘Soon after I asked my father to contact Roy to see if it was possible to train with him, now I’m here.
‘Roy is most definitely complex. From the way he trains and teaches you to replicate footwork, speed and precision power, there’s no one like it. This is what makes his style.
The 30-year-old has won his last three fights and is currently working on his craft in the gym
‘If those are not the attributes that one desires to possess then it would be extremely hard to work with Roy nor would there be any point in working with him.
‘Just as my father was not for everybody, nor am I for everybody and Roy is most definitely not for everybody, so this makes for a perfect union.’
Eubank is training in Pensacola with four-weight world champion Jones, 51, at his personal gym. He also had some words of advice for the general public during the current uncertainty.
Jones Jr (left) is a four-time world champion – he beat Antonio Tarver in November 2003
‘My advice to everyone dealing with the uncertain circumstances we have all been thrown into is this… work on YOU!’ Eubank said on his Instagram page.
‘There may never again in our lifetimes be this much time without distractions to work on, think about, read, write, draw, plan, paint, study, invent, cook or practice anything & everything that you have always wanted to but never had the time.
‘Stay safe & let’s pray everything gets back to normal as quickly as possible.’