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.
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.”