Where Does Eubanks Go From Here

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by alpo1, Jan 21, 2023.

  1. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

    May 25, 2015
    Can’t argue with that. His ego prevented him from achieving more in the sport and his stubbornness, the influence early on of his father and his refusal as you mentioned to train properly maybe prevented him from picking up a proper world title.

    The weight jumping was just madness. At the end of the day he feasted on a washed up Degale so a bit of karma has come round to bite him on the arse.
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  2. SeanB1

    SeanB1 Active Member Full Member

    Sep 8, 2022
    Haha I liked Tony Booth, a journeyman who could have gone far but still got a lot of upset wins despite being hungover for half his career! Hull's finest!
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  3. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 26, 2014
  4. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    I think a rematch is the most likely outcome for both fighters as boring as that sounds.
  5. SeanB1

    SeanB1 Active Member Full Member

    Sep 8, 2022
    Eubank Jr is replicating his father in gaining genuine warmth from the public at the end of his career in defeat. Eubank Sr Vs Thompson twice. Eubank Jr in the aborted fight Vs Anabolic Benn and then in dignified defeat Vs Smith. It's tragic and uncanny in one.
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  6. littlebrain

    littlebrain Active Member Full Member

    Sep 14, 2022
    After this week, he surely makes his next public appearance in Brighton Pride
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  7. littlebrain

    littlebrain Active Member Full Member

    Sep 14, 2022
    Naz done his bollocks on a Eubank win and was seething.

    Retire was good advice
  8. Astaxanthin

    Astaxanthin Active Member Full Member

    Dec 28, 2014
    As of now Jr intends to take the rematch:

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  9. JimJim00

    JimJim00 Northerner banned Full Member

    Jan 20, 2023
    Needs to ditch Jones Jr for a start.

    He's that bad a trainer he seems to have inherited his chin:risas3:
  10. Accurate

    Accurate Jump back, wanna kiss myself! Full Member

    May 3, 2018
    Rematch Smith for loadsa money or go back up to 168.
  11. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2020
    Rematch makes sense. Will sell out Anfield. Eubank needs a proper trainer and a very good camp. Maybe a tuneup fight would be good for confidence as that was quite a KO.
  12. Whytesnake

    Whytesnake Armchair GOAT Full Member

    Apr 3, 2021
    They’re saying Eubank Jr was weight drained. Is he too big for middleweight ? Just shows how dangerous it was for him to boil down to 157 for Benn
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  13. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Go back to doing what he was doing before roy jones. They,ve misjudged a lot of things him and his dad. The weight jumping you cant get away with nowadays.

    2 losses. One to billy joe. But was a tight fight. Considering billys been fighting for years and hes a very good fighter....it was evidence that what eubank was doing with training was working considering how long he,d been fighting in comparison. The groves defeat groves was a bit too big for him. In this day and age where every pounds accounted for its a big ask.

    The thing is groves and billy joe are nightmare opponents for eubank as well. Both good at offsetting opponents with their footwork. The secret to beating that version of eubank was offsetting his first shot with footwork which both of them we,re very good at.

    Too late in the day to make him a boxer....let alone a roy jones junior clone. He,s never had the looseness for it. He does look like hes lost musclemass etc.

    Eubanks best attributes was his chin. His relentlessness. Fitness. Spitefulness. And he punched pretty hard. Not fundamentally good enough for knockouts at a high level....but he punched pretty hard regardless. You can beat better and good boxers with that.

    Not seen tonights fight tho tbf. But williams was outboxing him in his last fight after them first four rounds. Kind of found eubanks boxing out after he couldnt deal with it in the beginning. Alarm bells should have been ringing.

    They,ve panicked a bit after the groves defeat. Instead of looking at it for what it was. A tricky opponent for eubank that was just a bit too big for him.

    Smith better than he looks as well. Still think a strong eubank that had the relentlessness when he wasnt taking a break showboating should have been too much for smith....who tbf is a good cagey fighter.

    The smart move would be to get back to doing what he was previously doing training wise pre jones junior. Taking a slightly easy opponent soon trying to rebuild quickly. The less smart move would be go for broke in a smith rematch. Its not that bad a move tbf...but needs to go back to what he was doing up till the groves fight.
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  14. Jackatomic

    Jackatomic Member Full Member

    Mar 31, 2015
    Few things:

    1. OP his name is Eubank, not Eubanks
    2. “His chin was his asset” - was he ever truly cracked at world level to determine that?
    3. “He won’t make it back to world level” - even when losing to Groves in WBSS I didn’t see world level from him
    4. A massively underwhelming career. Fought a few guys of note but never won a proper title. Weird approach to your career.
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  15. littlebrain

    littlebrain Active Member Full Member

    Sep 14, 2022
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