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Chris Eubank Jr. Urged By Ex-Trainer To Stick To One Coach

IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. has received some urgent advice from his most recent trainer, Nate Vasquez, to stop jumping around from coach to coach and feels that he should finally commit to a long-term trainer.

Eubank Jr. used Vasquez earlier this year, when he picked up the biggest win of his career with a dominating twelve round decision over former world champion James DeGale.

DeGale, who was dropped twice in the bout, retired in the aftermath.

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Vasquez has not heard from Eubank Jr. since the victory.

And he's received word about Eubank Jr. training with veteran coach Virgil Hunter in California.

Vasquez believes Eubank Jr. is only hurting himself by constantly jumping around to different trainers.

If Eubank Jr. decides to once again switch trainers, Vasquez will not hold a grudge against him.

"I don't know if jumping trainers will help him," Vasquez told Sky Sports. "You can't learn if you're jumping trainers from time to time. If you go from trainer to trainer to trainer, it's not good. I got the best win of his career with him. I'm not mad at him if he goes to another trainer.

"I don't think Chris Jr will do a training camp in California without any of his people there. And I don't think Virgil Hunter will leave California. Chris wants to be a boxer but he needs a lot of work on his footwork, and his style isn't meant to be a boxer like Roy Jones Jr or Andre Ward. Some styles can't change and, if he changed, it wouldn't suit him.

"My main purpose was to work on his defence, his jab and to get him to throw combos. You don't want to change anybody too much. Chris is a pressure fighter and if you change him into a boxer it won't go well for him."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Ray* on 04-08-2019

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;19643920]Eubank Jr. coach always was (and still is) Eubank Sr.[/QUOTE] I think he really now need to let go of his father, he has done his job, guide him during his younger days. Jr is now a man in boxing…

Comment by VHGnemesis on 04-08-2019

Where is the article on Marcellos Wilder failing a drugs test?

Comment by Buggy bear on 04-08-2019

He cannot change to much at his age now , his engine is his main strength, he will only listen to what HE wants to listen to and not what he NEEDS to listen to , experience is with an…

Comment by MDPopescu on 04-08-2019

Eubank Jr. coach always was (and still is) Eubank Sr.

Comment by kushking on 04-08-2019

[QUOTE=thereeldeel;19643885]Stick to one trainer and stick to Middleweight.[/QUOTE] thats true he has absolutely zero business fighting at anything above mw. I would actually not mind seeing him face any top mw as long as he stops thinking he knows everything…

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