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Chris Eubank Jr has confirmed he will be trained by Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre for his upcoming rematch with Liam Smith on September 2nd, according to reporter Gareth A. Davies.
Eubank Jr was previously trained by Hall of Fame fighter Roy Jones Jr but has now parted ways ahead of a second fight with the Liverpudlian.
“@ChrisEubankJr just told me that he will be trained by @BomacBrian for his return match with @LiamBeefySmith on Sept 2 in Manchester”, Davies tweeted on Wednesday evening.
McIntyre is best known for his work with pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford and was in the corner to witness his fighter become the undisputed welterweight champion with a resounding ninth-round stoppage over Errol Spence Jr last weekend.
The Nebraska trainer also boasts upcoming lightweight prospect Keyshawn Davis to his stable and was in the corner for Amir Khan‘s final pro fight against Kell Brook.
Biggest fight of Eubank Jr’s career?
Eubank Jr is facing the toughest fight of his career so far when he rematches Smith at the AO Arena in Manchester on September 2nd.
Eight months earlier, Smith handed the 33 year old the first stoppage defeat of his career inside four rounds at the same venue.
Eubank Jr enacted a rematch clause the following month and was set to meet Smith in both June and July before the latter was forced to withdraw twice through injury.
Former WBO super-welterweight champion Smith says he is now fully fit however and insists he will end the career of Eubank Jr in under five weeks’ time.