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Eubank Jr. Will Do Some Work With Mayweather Sr. For Groves

By George Mills, courtesy of The Daily Star

CHRIS EUBANK JR appears to have enlisted the help of Floyd Mayweather Sr as he prepares for his World Boxing Super Series clash with George Groves.

The British super-middleweight rivals will come together in a mouthwatering showdown at the Manchester Arena in February with a place in the tournament final on the line.

Eubank Jr is coming off the back of an explosive victory over Turkish fighter Avni Yildirim in October and has built up a head of steam in the division.

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Footage of him training with Mayweather Sr shows the improvements he has made since his early days, displaying impressive speed and power on the mitts with the legendary cornerman.

Earlier this week, boxing writer Steve Bunce exclusively told Daily Star Online he could be beginning to fulfil his potential.

“I’ve been a fan of Eubank since his amateur days, when he was winning the Haringey Box Cup. There was something about him then,” Bunce explained.

“Against Billy Joe Saunders, he lost. He started too slow, he was too lazy. When he pushed in the last five or six rounds it was too late.

“He’d lost the first six rounds clearly and one or two of the others as well.

“But I saw something in that fight and that was a long time ago – 2014, it was.

“All of 2015, all of 2016 and we’re nearly at the end of 2017, he’s developed a lot since then.

“I like the power he’s got when he’s up at super-middleweight. His father should have gone to light-heavyweight way, way earlier. He would have been a formidable light-heavyweight.”

When asked for his prediction on the World Boxing Super Series semi-final

Bunce added: “I think it’s a really, really hard fight. I want to see the two of them in the gyms in January because I don’t have a clear winner in my head. I’m not 100% sure at the moment.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by skinnystev on 12-01-2017

i wanna see mayweather sr vs senior eubanks in the ring should be better than junior vs saint george

Comment by apollocreed on 12-01-2017

He wasn't trained by Sr. for his last fight - he just hung around the Mayweather gym and did a few rounds on the pads.

Comment by Switch Hitter93 on 12-01-2017

[QUOTE=DramaShow;18272157]half price cocaine[/QUOTE] Straight from Bolivia? No wonder eubank jr goes berserk on the bag and pads that explains it all.

Comment by DramaShow on 12-01-2017

[QUOTE=serious box;18269661]Good choice, I am correct in saying he trained with mayweather sr for his last fight with yildilrim? [B]Can anyone explain the main benefit of training with mayweather sr?[/B][/QUOTE] half price cocaine

Comment by Ray* on 12-01-2017

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;18270570]I thought he trains himself as he said in his interview and presser the other day[/QUOTE] He does, but maybe there are things he wanted to work on for this fight with Mayweather sr. He has a trainer but Jr…

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