WBA interim-middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. has given a lot of praise to his new head trainer, former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr.
Jones captured world titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.
For the first time since December 2019, Eubank Jr. will return to the ring on May 1, as part of the undercard to the heavyweight clash between Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker.
In the upcoming fight, Eubank Jr. will face Marcus Morrison.
Eubank Jr. has only had two rounds of work since picking up his biggest career win over James DeGale in February 2019.
Eubank Jr. strongly credits Jones with making him a much better fighter with numerous improvements from their many months of working together.
"Mentally is the biggest part. Physically? I'm 31, I won't be a changed fighter, my style is what it is. There are things he has tweaked or made me focus on, but the main change is how I mentally approach these fights. The tactics, the thought process, the mind-set that I have now is different," Eubank Jr. told Sky Sports.
"Being with him will add years to my career. It's not about going to war every time anymore. It's about being smart and not getting hit. Some of those things I had lost focus on. I put that down to moving up to super-middleweight - knowing I was against guys who were naturally bigger, I got it into my head that I had to hurt them early so they didn't bully me. I lost sight of the boxing.
"At middleweight nobody will bully me, nobody is bigger than me, so I can focus on the art and craft rather than the war aspect. I will still go to war - when there is an opportunity, these guys will get taken out! But there are new aspects to my game."
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