Roy Jones Jr believes that Chris Eubank Jr ‘lost faith’ in him and that’s the reason the pair split.
The boxing legend started coaching Eubank Jr in 2020 but things fell apart when Eubank was beaten by Liam Smith in January of this year.
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Eubank Jr was knocked out for the first time in his career, and now faces Smith on Saturday night in a rematch but this time with Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre in his corner.
Jones Jr told Sporting Post: “I think complacency was a factor going into that fight.
“It affected his training completely because usually he would listen to what I’d tell him to do.
“But during that training camp there were several times where he’d question me, or if I’d tell him something, he’d beg to differ.
“When they start to question you they either don’t believe you, or they’re second guessing what you’re saying, so if you’re second guessing what i’m saying, you should go with someone you believe, so I’m glad he’s gone with BoMac.
“BoMac is fresh to him and maybe he can develop some faith in BoMac, because one day during training for the Smith fight, a sparring partner threw a headshot and Chris went to protect his body and tried to dodge the head shot off.
“I told him, ‘It’s better to protect the head shot than the body shot.’
“And he told me that he, ‘begged to differ’.
“I’m the pound for pound greatest fighter of all time saying that, but I said, ‘Okay,’ because I’ve never seen Chris hurt and I’ve never seen him down, so you can’t argue with that.
“But when you start saying things like that, to me it means you’re losing confidence in what I’m telling you.”
“I think he lost faith in me. I don’t why, but when he started questioning me, to me that’s an immediate sign you don’t believe what I’m telling you.
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