News | Feb 22 2018

Hearn: ‘If you are a world class boxer you cannot lose against Chris Eubank Jr’

But promoter Eddie Hearn tells John Dennen that he does want to work with Chris Eubank Jr again
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PROMOTER Eddie Hearn would like to work with Chris Eubank Jr again, but after his loss to George Groves on Saturday, Hearn believes Eubank needs a major rethink and to restructure his training team.

“Not a classic but an interesting fight,” Hearn said of Groves-Eubank. “It’s one of those fights where at the end result you go why didn’t we just know that was going to happen. I started thinking two weeks out Groves is much too smart, Shane [McGuigan, his trainer] is much too smart to not have a gameplan just to beat this kid. What it showed was one guy with a  good team, one guy with no team. One guy with a plan, one guy with no plan. It’s unbelievable that someone who knows the game, you’d think knows the game as well as Senior has not identified he needs a trainer.

“If you are a world class boxer you cannot lose against Chris Eubank Jr, in my opinion.”