Chris Eubank Jr returns to action next weekend when he takes on Olympic champion and former world champion James DeGale at the 02 Arena in London.

An intriguing fight and one that Eubank will go into as an underdog in but also one he’ll go into with a full-time trainer in which hasn’t always been the case in the past.

His father and legendary boxer Chris Eubank senior has been a constant in his career both from a boxing advice and business perspective but in recent times has taken a step back from the boxing side of things with Jr now having a full-time coach giving him instructions.

Eubank Jr was comprehensively beaten by George Groves last year and despite that — speaking to IFL Eubank Jr has suggested that maybe his son still could be the man to go on and replace Floyd Mayweather as the biggest star in the sport:

First thing is first though — Eubank Jr faces a very difficult assignment in the form of James DeGale next week.

DeGale it would be fair to say is the more technically superior operator of the two but Eubank Jr does have huge heart and incredible fitness and with DeGale switching off at times in the past in his career — he won’t be able to do that with Eubank Jr next week.