NO PLACE LIKE HOVE

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THURS­DAY Septem­ber 28, 2017

RON­NIE DAVIES thinks Chris Eubank Jnr should re­con­sider his plans to spread his time be­tween the May­weather Gym in Las Vegas and his usual base of Hove for fu­ture train­ing camps.

“It’s up to him what he does but I don’t think it’s a good idea,” Davies, who trains Eubank, tells Box­ing News. “He’s got ev­ery­thing he wants down here [in Hove].

“The spar­ring could be bet­ter here, but it’s been ad­e­quate for this fight. Spar­ring is spar­ring. You can’t go in with world cham­pi­ons ev­ery five min­utes. You can’t keep pick­ing world cham­pi­ons to spar with. That will not do him any good in the long run, be­lieve me. He wants young and up-and-com­ing prospects who will give him a good work­out, and that’s what he’s get­ting. But if he wants to go over there, that’s up to him.”

But Davies has seen a change in Eubank Jnr for the bet­ter.

“He lis­tens to me and he’s ma­tur­ing,” Ron­nie ex­plains. “He’ll still take on board what he wants to take on board, but he’ll lis­ten and nod his head more. He should lis­ten to me given my ex­pe­ri­ence, but he knows what he’s do­ing.”

Photo: AC­TION IMAGES/TONY O’BRIEN

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