Chris Eubank Jr has informed talkSPORT he’s sparring with Roy Jones Jr to assist get him prepared for his upcoming combat in opposition to Mike Tyson.
The 51-year-old Jones Jr will face 54-year-old ‘Iron Mike’ in an exhibition bout on September 12 on the Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in California.
Eubank Jr linked up with the previous four-weight world champion at first of lockdown and has since cemeted him as his full-time coach.
He stated on talkSPORT Combat Night time: “I simply by no means dreamed I’d be on this state of affairs the place I’m being skilled by probably the greatest ever, any individual I appeared as much as and idolised as a child.
“And now I’m coaching with him daily, sparring with him.
“Clearly I’ve received to get him in form for this combat he’s received with Mike, however simply a whole lot of studying.
“Numerous one-on-one time spent on focussing and mastering these little issues that I assume I misplaced monitor of through the years.”
Relating to the exhibition, Eubank Jr continued: “I’ve received a entrance row view into what Roy is doing to organize for Mike and I’m serving to him.
“That is one thing that I by no means dreamed in one million years I’d be doing, serving to Roy Jones to combat Mike Tyson.
“How are we right here, how has this occurred? However yeah, it actually is occurring.
“I’m really going to Pittsburg with him in a pair days and we’re gonna do some coaching on the market.
“Mike Tyson and Roy Jones are two of my favorite fighters of all time.
“I by no means ever thought I’d be watching a combat and rooting in opposition to Mike Tyson.
“Mike Tyson is a hero of mine, however I’m on this loopy place the place I’ve received two heroes and so they’re preventing and I can’t go in opposition to Roy.
“I’ve been with him daily for the final 5 months so I’m really on this bizarre place the place I wanna see certainly one of my heroes not win.
“I don’t understand how ready Mike is.
“He seems to be nice in his little 30-second clips on Instagram, however eight rounds in opposition to Roy Jones is a special factor.
“Roy has been lively. He had a combat like two years in the past.
“He’s the kind of man, boxing is every little thing to Roy. I’m not saying it’s not every little thing to Mike, however I believe after Mike retired, boxing grew to become one thing he used to do and he lived one other life.
“Roy has by no means lived every other life, he’s within the health club daily and he loves it.”