Exclusive: Chris Eubank Jr. offers to help train dad for comeback at 50

Joe Hewlett 14/07/2017
Chris Eubank Jr. Sr.

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Chris Eubank Jr has backed his father to make an astonishing return to the ring at the ripe age of 50.

‘English,’ a former two-weight world champion revealed his temptation to return to the sport for one last fight after the announcement of a potential clash between Nigel Benn and Steve Collins.

Jr. has even offered to help whip his old man back into shape at the gym.

“I support my father in anything he does. If he believes he has the physical ability to go in there and box again then I’m behind him and I’ll help him train,” Eubank Jr. exclusively told World Boxing News.

Despite the pair spending most of their time together training, the IBO holder insisted there are rarely any confrontations between each other.

“Every father and son have their disagreements, but do we bicker? No, we have our opinions and sometimes they clash, but we work everything out.”

Those who follow Eubank on social media have witnessed him get put through his paces each day with his father and Ronnie Davies at the forefront.

Eubank was quick to address his own concept of boxing.

“Boxing is a lifestyle, I always say that it’s not a game. You don’t play boxing, you play football, cricket, rugby, you don’t play boxing.

“I’d go as far to saying boxing isn’t a sport, it’s a lifestyle, you must live and breathe it every day even when you’re not in the gym.

“Follow me on social media, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, all @chriseubankjr. Tune in on Saturday night on ITV Box-Office to make sure you don’t miss out.”

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95