Coach Roy Jones Jr says he’s assured Chris Eubank Jr will defeat Liam Smith within the rematch by making some small changes in his recreation to keep away from getting caught once more like he was on Saturday night time in his fourth spherical knockout loss.
As Jones Jr factors out, Eubank Jr (32-3, 23 KOs) dominated Smith (33-3-1, 20 KOs) up till getting caught within the fourth spherical. Eubank Jr needs the rematch, says Roy, however he’s undecided if he’ll take it instantly or after one other battle.
To maintain from getting caught, Eubank Jr will want to verify he doesn’t battle off the ropes.
Some would argue that Eubank Jr was a greater fighter when he was coming ahead, attacking his opponents utilizing his left hand to nail them with a number of hooks & uppercuts. However since teaming up with Roy Jones Jr, Eubank Jr has been remodeled right into a boxer, who fights so much like his coach, and now not fights aggressively.
Chris doesn’t throw mixtures like he used to, and he’s not as efficient as earlier than hooking up with Jones Jr.
“It occurs. Typically when guys get in fights with prime guys any person goes to get caught generally,” mentioned Roy Jones Jr to iFL TV following his fighter Chris Eubank Jr’s loss to Liam Smith on Saturday night time.
“I don’t know if he’ll go straight again into it, however I do know he’s going to need it,” mentioned Roy on whether or not Eubank Jr will take the rematch instantly with Smith.
“After all, he can [win the rematch]. There are some things that he has to do completely different to win. He was successful the battle already, so it’s only a matter of him not getting caught.
“It was battle, a fighter that he was dominating, and he bought caught, and while you get caught, it’s very tough to bounce again. These 10-ounce gloves ain’t pleasant, and folks should know that.
“The sport plan was to field for a short time and, after he bought warmed up, then attempt to push the difficulty slightly bit. He bought warmed up the spherical earlier than [third round], and began to push the difficulty slightly bit extra,” mentioned Jones Jr about Eubank Jr.
“I believe he picked his punch output slightly bit, however Liam caught him within the nook and caught him with shot, and there it was. I don’t assume he was getting caught regularly with it [Smith’s uppercut]. He bought caught in the long run with it, however Chris had hit him with 1000 uppercuts already.
“Chris’ uppercut was way more profitable than his as much as that time. After all, he did however that’s how fighters react the primary time they get knocked down. They’re not used to it. When a man has by no means been down, ‘What am I doing down right here? Let me stand up. I don’t belong down right here.’ Anyone can try this the primary time,” mentioned Jones Jr when requested if Eubank Jr made the error of getting up too shortly after the primary knockdown within the fourth.
“The referee was proper to name it,” mentioned Roy concerning the referee making the proper choice in stopping the battle after Eubank Jr was knocked down the second time.
“I form of didn’t need him to return to start with after the primary knockdown as a result of his legs had been humorous. I gave him the prospect to strive it. After I noticed him fall the second time, ‘I mentioned, ‘No, his legs should not again, so let’s cease it.’
“I believe he’s good at 160,” mentioned Jones.