Chris Eubank Jr. will apparently try to avenge his loss to Liam Smith without a familiar voice in his corner.

Roy Jones, the Hall of Fame fighter and trainer, revealed earlier this week that he would not be training Eubank ahead of the latter’s scheduled rematch with Liverpool’s Smith on Sept. 2 at AO Arena in Manchester, site of their first fight.

Smith (33-3-1, 20 KOs) upset Eubank (32-3, 23 KOs) earlier this year, in January, when he stopped Eubank in four rounds in their middleweight bout.

The rematch was originally scheduled for June but was pushed to July after Smith suffered an injury, before getting waylaid once more.

Jones has trained Eubank for his last several fights, although the two decided not to work with each other ahead of Eubank’s high-profile catchweight fight with embattled welterweight Conor Benn last year, which wound up being cancelled after Benn was revealed to have tested positive for a banned substance.

“No,” Jones told Boxing News when asked about his potential involvement with Eubank. “This time, the schedule didn’t line up. I have more fights and other fighters that have come up, so our schedules didn’t line up in time.”

However, it seems their future together is murky. Asked if he will continue working with Eubank, Jones threw up his hands.

“I don’t know, maybe,” he said.

Contributing to the delay of the rematch was Eubank’s interest in reviving a fight with Benn, whose promoter, Eddie Hearn, has been trying to deliver a fight, despite the fact that Benn remains unlicensed in England. This past week, UKAD announced that Benn was no longer under provisional suspension.

Jones, 54, recently participated in a celebrity boxing match that was billed as the first ever “metaverse” fight. He stopped his opponent, a bodybuilder known as NDO Champ, in the seventh round.

Sean Nam is the author of Murder on Federal Street: Tyrone Everett, the Black Mafia, and the Last Golden Age of Philadelphia Boxing.