Boxing legend Roy Jones opens up on Chris Eubank Jr.’s recent loss and predicts it could result in a positive career change

Roy Jones thinks Chris Eubank Jr. and his recent defeat may have prompted him to become a better listener. Jones, a Hall of Famer and Eubank’s coach, stated in a recent interview that Eubank would become a less stubborn student after his KO loss to compatriot Liam Smith.

In January, Liverpool’s Smith stunned the boxing world by knocking out the normally tough Eubank in the fourth round of a middleweight bout in Manchester. Eubank’s death, according to Jones, was a failure of adequate defense, specifically Eubank’s reluctance to accept body shots to save the head.

Jones added that Eubank would rather take a punch to the head than a punch to the body, leading to his disastrous performance at Manchester.

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Moving forward with humility: Roy Jones thinks Chris Eubank Jr. is ready to take on boxing’s body shot challenge

Jones said on the DAZN Boxing Show: “First thing I said [Eubank after the loss to Smith] was: ‘Now you can go forward.’ Because when I coached him a couple of times, I said to Chris, ‘Listen bro, sometimes if you don’t want that headshot, you’d better take that body shot over a headshot. One day he said to me, “I think it’s the other way around for me. I’d rather do a headshot.’”

Jones believes Eubank will now approach his training with a sense of humility. “Now we can continue. Now you will understand, when I say something, I’m not speaking from the left side of my anus. I’ll tell you something I know.”

Eubank has exercised its rematch option with Smith, but the two have yet to reach an agreement. Eubank is also said to be eyeing a middleweight fight against Conor Benn on June 3 in Abu Dhabi.

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From hubris to humility, can Eubank get back up after a KO and learn to listen in the ring?

Eubank and Benn were scheduled to fight in a 157-pound catchweight match last year that played on their fathers’ animosity in the 1990s. Benn, on the other hand, failed a performance-enhancing doping test a few days before the match.

After Eubank’s humiliating loss to Liam Smith, Roy Jones Jr believes the middleweight division could finally become a better listener and more receptive to their coaches’ advice.

Eubank’s reluctance to allow body shots to protect his head ultimately led to his downfall, but with a renewed focus on defense, he could rise again to become a dominant force in the ring.

As Eubank weighs his options for his next fight, including a possible rematch with Smith or a showdown with Conor Benn, only time will tell if he truly has learned from his mistakes and is ready to prove himself again in the octagon. Boxing legend Roy Jones opens up on Chris Eubank Jr.’s recent loss and predicts it could result in a positive career change

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