Hearn: Eubank Jr. is a Star - But Any World Class Boxer Beats Him

Last Saturday night in Manchester, the career of Chris Eubank Jr. came crashing down when he was outboxed over twelve rounds by WBA super middleweight champion George Groves.

Their contest was a semi-final bout in the ongoing World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament.

It was the second defeat in the career of Eubank, who suffered a twelve round decision loss to Billy Joe Saunders a few years earlier.


Surprisingly, Eubank Jr. was the betting favorite to defeat Groves - who has a much deeper resume of wins and faced better opponents.

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, is shocked that Eubank has never aligned himself with a real trainer - especially since his father, Chris Eubank Sr., was a former two-division world champion with world class credentials.

The Eubanks have been very difficult to deal with on a promotional level - which caused them to have a falling out with promoters like Hearn, Frank Warren and others.

Eubank Jr. generates headlines and he draws a crowd, but he's unable to get over the hump of beating a top level boxer.

"It's so bizarre that you have someone who has achieved so much in boxing - like Senior - and not think that he needs a trainer," Hearn told Give Me Sport.

"He hits the pads with his friend, who's his security; he has no foot movement; he has no head movement; throws a bent-arm jab but it's remarkable what Chris Eubank Jnr has achieved and the level that he's got to by having no trainer.

"The most important thing for any fighter is to have a trainer. He is a star, he is unbelievably entertaining to watch but any world-class boxer will beat him. He hasn't got a trainer - how does somebody get that far without a trainer!? If he doesn't change, he won't win a world title but he's got a lot of a****hole and he's tough."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shontae De'marc on 02-26-2018

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Comment by Koba-Grozny on 02-26-2018

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Comment by Split Decision on 02-26-2018

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;18514046]Good for him. Broner makes a lot of money.[/QUOTE] yes. hence my comparison.

Comment by SthPaw on 02-24-2018

[QUOTE=mannyman;18511007]Hearn's spot on with his assessment. Eubank Jr lacks so many fundamentals its unreal. One thing I would say though and in agreement with Hearn is that he has gotten quite far with lets face it, limited skills. He has…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 02-24-2018

[QUOTE=Split Decision;18511131]Eubank can be like the UK version of Broner. you're a laughing stock but still pretty entertaining.[/QUOTE] Good for him. Broner makes a lot of money.

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