CHRIS EUBANK JR has revealed he is only sparring eight-round sessions in preparation for his fight with Liam Smith.
The two British middleweights will face off in a 12-round contest at the AO Arena in Manchester on January 21.
Chris Eubank Jr does not believe Liam Smith will be a test for him
The pair will face off in a middleweight clash on January 21
It will be nearly a year since Eubank Jr, 33, last fought by the time he gets into the ring next month.
His previous bout came in a unanimous decision victory over Liam Williams, before his October clash with Conor Benn was cancelled after “The Destroyer” failed a drugs test.
Yet despite a spell of inactivity, Eubank Jr still feels former world champion Smith, 34, will be light work.
Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “I’m going to be sparring eight rounds today, and sparring another eight rounds another two times over the next week and every week until the fight comes. So everything’s on track.
“I don’t think it’s going to be too much of a challenge for me so I don’t think I need to spar any more than eight rounds. That’s probably how long the fight is going to last.
“Guys that are a little bit more dangerous than Liam I’d probably be sparring 12 rounds but I think eight’s more than enough for Liam Smith.
“I’m not being disrespectful, I’m just very confident.”
Unlike Smith, Eubank Jr has never been a recognised world champion, losing to George Groves in his only title challenge nearly five years ago.
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Before that, he also came up short against Billy Joe Saunders when boxing for the British title in 2014.
But he has not been beaten in any of his last six fights since the Groves defeat – although inactivity has stalled his career.
His best victories have come against Olympic gold medallist James DeGale and Welsh brawler Williams.
Eubank has a record of 32 wins and two defeats.
Meanwhile, Smith has 32 wins, three defeats and one draw to his name.
He became a world champion back in 2015, but has since lost to Canelo Alvarez, Jaime Munguia and most recently to Magomed Kurbanov last year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy boxing gear?
You can purchase boxing equipment online from many places. These include Amazon, eBay and Walmart. If you’re looking for cheap boxing gear, then you might want to check out discount stores like Ross or TJ Maxx.
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How much weight should you lift while working out?
Weight lifting is essential if you want to improve your strength. You should be aware of these guidelines when lifting weights. Do not push yourself too hard. You should lift heavier weights at least once a week. Third, complete each exercise 8 times. Fourth, allow for 2 minutes rest between sets. Fifth, you can do all the exercises without using momentum. Focus on form and not speed.
What are the seven punches in boxing
These seven punches are: jab cross, hook hook, uppercut straight right, left hook and body shot. These punches are used to attack the opponent’s head, body, and legs.
How many punches does a human take to get through a round?
A punch is defined by “a blow delivered using a fist”. The human body can only take one punch at a given time. If someone punches you in the face you are being punched. You cannot hit the person back. This would be two punches.
What is the average time it takes to become a professional fighter?
It takes years of hard work and dedication to become a professional boxer. To become a professional fighter, you will need to devote at least 10 hours per weeks to training.
What is Boxing?
Boxing is a sport that involves two people who try to knock each other out by hitting them in the head and face. The objective of boxing involves hitting your opponent as hard, but not causing any injury. This can only happen if both boxers are able to throw heavy punches. They must also have good hand eye coordination.
What’s the difference between a left cross and a left hook?
A left hook can be thrown from the side, and a right cross from the front.
A left hook can be thrown with the opponent’s back facing you. The elbow is bent 90 degrees and the wrist is turned 45 degrees toward the opponent.
A right cross is when the opponent’s palm faces the opponent and the elbow straightens. The opponent is facing the wrist.
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These are the basics of boxing
How to box efficiently
Boxing has become a very popular sport. It is made up of two competitors who aim to knock the head off each other. There are different rules for boxing, and they vary from one country to the next. There are three types generally of boxing: Amateur (Professional) and Olympic (Olympic).
Amateur boxing may be done at school, college, and university. This type of boxing includes sparring sessions with padded gloves and without any protection. Amateur boxing competitions usually last three rounds and last five minutes each. There are many different styles of amateur boxing including Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Wrestling and others.
Boxing is typically practiced in clubs, stadiums or gyms. They are protected by protective equipment like a mouthpiece, nose protector, shinguards, elbow pads and knee pads, waist belt, and groin protection. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are many different types of professional Boxing such as Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing is practiced at the Olympics. Boxers are required to wear international standards-compliant protective gear. The competition lasts approximately three minutes for each round. Olympic boxing can be divided into two types: Light Flyweight (Heavyweight) and Heavyweight (Light Flyweight).
Boxing’s fundamental skills are:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Moving your body
There are seven types of punches available: Left Hook and Right Hook, Cross, Cross, Straight, Underhand, Overhand, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, and Overhand. Each punch has its own technique. Some punches are more powerful than others. An example of this is an uppercut, which requires tremendous force. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.
There are many combinations that can be used to punch. These are combinations of punches that work together to achieve a specific goal. A combination may have multiple parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers use their bodies to defend themselves against attack. He does this using his legs and arms, elbows as well as hands, knees and feet.
A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. When he receives a kick, he raises his leg and moves away from the attacker. If the attack comes from the front, then he bends his knees to avoid being kicked on the side. If the attack is from the side, he will bend his knees to avoid being kicked on the side.
Elbow strikes are very effective because they inflict much pain. An elbow strike can be delivered either directly or indirectly. Directly means that your opponent is hit with your forearm. However, indirectly means that your elbow strike is delivered with another part or your arm.
Boxers use their hands to block incoming blows. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. The attacker’s fist is then in their face.
When receiving a blow to the stomach, abdomen or chest, a boxer should bend his knees to absorb the impact. For defense purposes, knee strikes are common.
A boxer should not be afraid to respond to an attack. This way, he can gain distance between himself and his opponent. A boxer must also maintain his balance when responding to an opponent’s counter-attack.
In order to box effectively, a boxer needs to establish a stance. His stance will determine how he defends. It dictates how he places his body and faces his opponent. There are many positions that boxers can adopt. Here are some of the most common ones:
- A low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Moving your body
To win a fight, a fighter must move around the opponent. This involves changing position, speed and rhythm.
To increase his punching power, a boxer rotates when he throws a punch. Depending on the type and size of punch, the speed at which the rotation takes place varies.
The timing of each individual punch affects the effectiveness or failure of a combination. A good combination starts with a strong punch and ends with a weak one.
Sparring is a practice session designed to improve boxing skills . A sparring session is where a boxer trains both his mind and his body. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.
Learning to box takes dedication and patience. You need to train hard and long in order to become a better boxer.