BIG BOY Chris Eubank Jr doesn’t need his legendary father to help settle the British feudal wars anymore.
But he was clearly absent first Cruel game against Liam Williams in Cardiff on Saturday night.
The 55-year-old icon will start but he has assigned the task of training the American ring legend Roy Jones Jr.
And Eubank Jr32 years old, insists he now has the confidence to take on his surname in his terrifying solitude.
The Brighton middleweight said: “I’m a big boy. I don’t need anyone to speak for me anymore.
“When I was younger, I didn’t really want to be in front of the camera but now I do and I’m more confident and happy to open up about everything. It is a natural progression.
“My father will be there at night, 100%. He and Roy are in regular contact but he won’t be in the corner.
“Not having him in the corner is different because Chris Eubank in your corner is a presence – but he hasn’t been in my corner in years.”
The second-generation slugger was caught in a dilemma in July 2014 when his father hailed him as the best boxer in the world, ready to replace undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather.
Eubank Jr suffered his first of two defeats just four months later but he believes all of his former’s mistakes have helped him become the 31-2 lead he is today.
The 6lb 11th said: “He compared me to Mayweather to promote his boxer and people have been talking about it for years.
“He’s done his job. That’s his job as a combat manager.
“He said it, it put a lot of pressure on me but it forced me to train and fight hard to live up to that statement.
“I have faced pressure before. For others, that’s a problem.
“When everything is at stake, other people fall apart and rush but it focuses on me and improving me.
“Bring all the pressure.”
Wales hardcore Williams wanted to watch his country’s rugby league stars play Ireland in the Six Nations on his hotel TV before racing to Motorpoint Arena to attack his enemies. he.
He is very full of ***. I’ll make him wonder what level he’s at.
And if he manages to win over an opponent he claims has been given opportunities from behind his father’s back, the buffets and bars will be similarly plastered.
The 29-year-old avidly growled: “He’s full of ***.
“I will make him question what level he is at.
“I would definitely back him up a few steps and put him back in his box.
“On Sunday morning, I’ll probably wake up for breakfast and eat a full cheesecake – none of which are sliced beef**t – grab a big spoon and plug it in. it right away.
“Once I recover from my food addiction, I’ll go and drink 20 liters of cider!”
- Eubank Jr v Williams live and exclusively on Sky Sports from 7:30pm on Saturday.
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