Chris Eubank Jr: Improvements with Roy Jones Jr. have been 'amazing' | DAZN News US

Chris Eubank Jr believes he is a much improved fighter after spending time with new trainer Roy Jones Jr, and hopes to earn a fight with Gennadiy Golovkin.

Eubank will fight next on Saturday against Anatoli Muratov at the SSE Arena in Wembley, as he attempts to set up a world title bout.

Speaking to Sky Sports , Eubank Jr. praised the lessons learned from Jones Jr.

"Me and Roy work great together. I am learning every day, even at the age of 31,” he said.

"You saw a little taste of things to come in my fight with Marcus Morrison.

"But there is a lot more. As each fight comes you will see more improvements, more things that you haven't seen from me in the past.

"I didn't know what to expect when I first showed up at his farm. I thought I'd hit the bag for five rounds, shadow-box, skip, see you tomorrow!

"Someone like Roy, a legend, I didn't think he would give me his time.

"I was completely wrong. He was onto me 100 per cent from the moment I walked in. I was amazed.

"I knew after the first day: 'This is the guy I need to spend time with'.

"I've never had that. For most of my career I was left to my own devices. I am responsible and dedicated so I was able to make that work.

"Some guys need constant reminders. I never needed that, I would do it regardless.

"But having someone there to mesh everything together in the right way has been amazing.

"Everything has worked out way better than expected."

Eubank Jr. now believes that a long-awaited clash with Golovkin could be made within the next half-year.

"The fact that he is a world champion and, in the middleweight division, is the biggest name,” he acknowledged.

"That fight could have been made years back but didn't happen.

"We now have the opportunity to get the fight made. We will get it done within the next six months.

"Styles make fights, it couldn't be anything other than epic.

"I throw non-stop punches and he doesn't fight going backwards. Those styles clashing? What more do you want!

"You see guys in fights just trying to survive. Me and him would get straight into it. These are my last few years to make these fights happen. There are a lot of big names out there."

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