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 sport to keep away from getting caught once more like he was on Saturday evening 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 desires 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 reworked right into a boxer, who fights rather a lot like his coach, and 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. Generally when guys get in fights with prime guys anyone goes to get caught typically,” stated Roy Jones Jr to iFL TV following his fighter Chris Eubank Jr’s loss to Liam Smith on Saturday evening.
“I don’t know if he’ll go straight again into it, however I do know he’s going to need it,” stated Roy on whether or not Eubank Jr will take the rematch instantly with Smith.
“In fact, he can [win the rematch]. There are some things that he has to do completely different to win. He was profitable the battle already, so it’s only a matter of him not getting caught.
“It was a superb battle, a fighter that he was dominating, and he received caught, and if you get caught, it’s very troublesome to bounce again. These 10-ounce gloves ain’t pleasant, and folks should know that.
“The sport plan was to field for a short while and, after he received warmed up, then attempt to push the problem a little bit bit. He received warmed up the spherical earlier than [third round], and began to push the problem a little bit bit extra,” stated Jones Jr about Eubank Jr.
“I feel he picked his punch output a little bit bit, however Liam caught him within the nook and caught him with a superb shot, and there it was. I don’t assume he was getting caught regularly with it [Smith’s uppercut]. He received caught ultimately with it, however Chris had hit him with 1000 uppercuts already.
“Chris’ uppercut was rather more profitable than his as much as that time. In fact, 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 rise up. I don’t belong down right here.’ Anyone can do this the primary time,” stated 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,” stated Roy concerning the referee making the proper choice in stopping the battle after Eubank Jr was knocked down the second time.
“I type 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 attempt it. After I noticed him fall the second time, ‘I stated, ‘No, his legs are usually not again, so let’s cease it.’
“I feel he’s good at 160,” stated Jones.