Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Coldwell To Eubank Jr. - Beg Adam Booth To Take You Back!

Veteran trainer Dave Coldwell ate a bit of crow with last Saturday's outcome in the semi-final bout in the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament.

WBA super middleweight champion George Groves won a twelve round unanimous decision by outboxing Chris Eubank Jr. at the Manchester Arena.

Coldwell, who picked Eubank to win, is still shaking his head at the inner-workings of Eubank's team and the lack of proper preparation for the fight with Groves. There was also a lack of direction in Eubank's corner.

booth-eubank

Eubank Jr. gets most of his training and in-ring advise from his famous father, former world champion Chris Eubank Sr.

But Coldwell strongly believes that Eubank Sr. is hurting his son, and not helping, by being more of a cheerleader than a trainer.

"You either his trainer or his cheerleader," Coldwell told told Metro.co.uk. "All Eubank Sr has been is a cheerleader. Telling Jr he was going to beat [Gennady] Golovkin, he was better than Floyd Mayweather. While at the same time, being disparaging of other people. He’s reaping what he sowed.

"Before the fight I actually said I thought Eubank was going to win the fight and I took a lot of stick. The basis I was going on was I thought George Groves didn’t have the legs anymore and his jab, although it looked heavy, it didn’t look as fast or as active.

"I said he needed those two things, the legs and the jab, to win the fight. But he had the legs, and the jab, so he controlled the pace and the distance and he won the fight quite easily. Although George was fantastic and phenomenal, what made it worse was Eubank was that bad."

In the opinion of Coldwell, the best trainer that Eubank Jr. had was Adam Booth - and Coldwell says that's exactly who he needs right now. 

The relationship between Eubank Jr. and Booth did not last very long, because the boxer would not listen to instructions and Eubank Sr. was always meddling in his son's training.

"I thought he would have learned from the Billy Joe Saunders fight on how to close someone down a bit better, but he was even worse. He’s not listening to his trainers, he needs a real trainer," Coldwell said.

"I think he had the best coach for him, he had Adam Booth. But Eubank wrecked it by being unable to work together, not listening, wanting to do it his way and the old man wanting to dictate things. If I was Eubank Jr I would take my cap off and go and beg Adam Booth to take me back."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Holler on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;18516105] Prince Naseem Hamed. And before I get attacked, The Prince was an EXTREMELY limited fighter that fought largely nobody except Barrera, a past prime Kelley and a WAY past prime Soto - and he struggled with Kelley at first.…

Comment by revelated on 02-24-2018

[QUOTE=Mindgames;18513832]Great athlete, but not a boxing talent. I think he's father always knew this btw.[/QUOTE] Remember that one episode of the Eubanks' TV show where he was talking to Lennox and said he didn't want his son to ever get…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-24-2018

pride comes before a fall, and i still dont think this guy and his team will learn

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 02-24-2018

Very disappointed in Jr! How can someone with so much athletic talent and intangibles not have atleast some of the fundamentals down! I mean for fuks sake Groves beat him by just moving around in the ring and constantly pumping…

Comment by micky1971 on 02-24-2018

I agree, but it’s a father and son relationship that is having an effect. Human nature

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Manny Pacquiao: I Still Have Two or Three Fights Left in Me Photos: Manny Pacquiao Arrives Home To a Hero's Welcome Andrew Moloney vs. Luis Concepcion on September 8 Joshua-Povetkin Officially Announced; 9/22 at Wembley Stadium Trainer: I Guarantee Mikey Garcia Will Regret Facing Easter! Pacquiao 'Thinking About' Working With Freddie Roach Again Pacquiao: Khan, Crawford, Lomachenko All Potential Opponents Callum Johnson Warns: Beterbiev Will Know He's Been in a Fight! Liam Smith Confident of Shocking Jaime Munguia, Explains Why British and English Title News: Askin vs. Okolie Sent To Bids Pacquiao Wants Next Fight In U.S.; Arum Says Tax Debt Not $20M Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao's Win Proves He's Not Past It! Pacquiao: If Mayweather Comes Back - Let's Do a Second One! Pacquiao's Win Over Matthysse A Blessing And A Curse Atlas: Pacquiao Beat a Heavy Bag; Diminished Matthysse Quit! Pacquiao: Matthysse Was Hurt From The Punches, Looked Scared Pacquiao Says Buboy Warned Him To Avoid 'Marquez' Mistakes Jose Pedraza Expects a Very Tough Outing With Ray Beltran Manny Pacquiao: Do I Look Old? I'm Back! Lucas Matthysse is Not Sure About The Future of His Career Usyk: I Have No Fear of Fighting Murat Gassiev in Russia Jeff Horn Calls Out Manny Pacquiao For a Rematch Pacquiao: From Round 1, I Knew He Couldn't Handle My Power! Brandon Cook: Brook Fight is Off, Brook Has Ankle Injury Pacquiao Gives High Praise To Buboy as New Head Trainer RBF Exec: We Secured QF/SF Fights For The WBSS Season 2 Pacquiao: Like I Said - I'm Not Gone From Boxing, I'm Still Here! Photos: Pacquiao Crushes Matthysse For First KO Win Since 09 Photos: Regis Prograis Breaks Down Velasco For TKO, WBSS Slot Photos: Teofimo Lopez Beats Down, Stops William Silva Rocky Fielding: I'd Love An ECHO Arena Defense of WBA Title Philippines Prez Wants Pacquiao To Retire on Back of Big Win Matthysse: My Head is Raised, I Lost To a Legend in Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao: It Was a Long Time Ago Since I've Done That! Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao Knocks Matthysse Out in Seventh For WBA Belt Pacquiao vs. Matthysse - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jhack Tepora Drops, Stops Edivaldo Ortega in Ninth Round Canizales KOs Bin in 12th Round, Retains Light Flyweight Title Mthalane Gets Off The Floor To Edge Waseem For IBF Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement