Eubank Jr Needed Someone He Trusted Says Trainer Roy Jones Ahead Of Morrison Clash

The legendary boxer says that Eubank Jr already had the full package before he started training him
10:00, 01 May 2021

Chris Eubank Jr steps into the ring for the first time since the end of 2019 when he takes on Marcus Morrison in Manchester on Saturday night and his new trainer, former four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr, says his charge already had the full package, he just needed the right corner.

Speaking to Betfred’s Dom McGuiness, the legendary fighter said, “He had a helluva package already, he just needed a corner. He needed somebody he trusted. 

“What I’ve done is just try and work on a few small things. You can’t rebuild the wheel when it’s doing the wheel rolls - nothing was wrong with the wheel, we just needed to add a few things to it.

“I talked to him about the mental aspect of boxing, something that he probably didn’t indulge in a lot before me, but I have to explain because a lot of people think “Oh, he just do this, he just do that.’ No I didn’t, I just set things up mentally - that’s what made me so good, I was a technician - I set it up first, then I get it done.”

“So you have to use tactics to set people up. If you use tactics, it makes your delivery even more devastating when you can deliver because you have to use the tactics to get the delivery set up and you deliver the package and boom, it’s perfect.

“The food delivery players don’t just take it to any hedges and just drop it off, nothing’s gonna happen - they take it to the right place, they get paid.”

Eubank Jr, meanwhile, says that the addition of Jones to his team has brought him extra depth as a fighter and we're going to see just how much he's improved when he gets in the ring with local lad Morrison at the AO Arena on Saturday night.

"Having Roy on the team now, it's just added extra layers to my game which you guys are going to see unfold in a couple of days.

"Roy's got the whole game covered: the mental, the physical - so a lot has been added and I've got a lot to show off."

Eubank Jr says he's unsure what to expect from Morrison, a man who he once played paintball with many years ago, but is confident in the eventual outcome.

"I don't know, to be honest, I don't. I haven't seen enough of Marcus to really know what he's going to do, but I know what I'm going to do, and that is dominate."

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