Sparring is a rite of passage to create you a 'warrior,' says Chris Eubank Jr.

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Source:   —  October 13, 2017, at 6:11 AM

It'south a ordinary as that. However, Chris Eubank Jr., a rising star of the super-middleweight div and son of former two-weight world winner Chris Eubank, has questioned Frampton'south decision and says he'd never consider cutting his sparring regime."Every fighter is different," Eubank Jr.

Sparring is a rite of passage to create you a 'warrior,' says Chris Eubank Jr.

A lot of boxers obtain brain damage. It'south a ordinary as that.

However, Chris Eubank Jr., a rising star of the super-middleweight div and son of former two-weight world winner Chris Eubank, has questioned Frampton'south decision and says he'd never consider cutting his sparring regime.

"Every fighter is different," Eubank Jr. told CNN Sport'south Christina MacFarlane. "For me, I believe sparring is the no one training method to becoming a grand fighter so to slice that training method in half, it doesn't sound positive to me."

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Eubank'south father famously knocked out Michael Watson in one thousand nine hundred ninety-first, inflicting near-fatal brain injuries on Watson who's never fully recovered.

After the two thousand sixteen Blackwell fight, leading consultant neurosurgeon Peter Hamlyn, who operated on Watson, urged the Boxing Board of Control to tell referees to stop fights earlier.

"From all the data we've looked at, post-Michael Watson, what we found was that title fights are the high-risk fights," Hamlyn told The Daily Telegraph . "By definition these are the most risky fights, and the ones that should be being stopped early."

However, sparring is a portion and package of the work believes the 28-year-old Eubank Jr. who's said on several occasions that he'd never quit in a boxing ring.

"Yeah sparring can be risky or painful, but that'south something you've to go through as a fighter, to become a winner and to better yourself as a warrior.

"So, for me, I think sparring should be done, if not every day, then every other day. It should be intense, that'south how I've gone throughout my career but every fighter is different."

Father and son

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) recognizes the danger of brain damage and says it's "been active, and remains highly willing to join, in research particularly in areas that concern the brain".

Earlier this year, it was reported that The British and Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) planned to introduce a portable technology device which can detect signs of head traumas in boxers.

However, the BBBofC told BBC Sport it "doesn't recognise" BIBA and would carry on using its own safety policies to protect fighters.

Eubank Jr. has lost just one of his twenty-seven professional fights and currently holds the IBO Super-Middleweight world title.

His dominant knockout-victory over Turkish fighter, Avni Yildrim, earlier this mo has fired him into the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series where he's set to face WBA world winner George Groves.

If Groves wins his quarter-final against Jamie Cox -- and most experts predict he will -- the all-British showdown would get space in Jan and Eubank is convinced he'd arrive out on top.

"Me and George have a long history of sparring and training together," Eubank Jr. said.

"I'm not going to go into detail but I know how I performed in those sparring sessions and that was very early on in my career and I wasn't half the fighter then that I'm now, so I'm very confident in my abilities.

"I know what he is, who he's as a fighter. I know what he'south capable of and I know I can exploit the weaknesses that he has.

"It'south a enormous fight, a fight that boxing fans and the British public have been asking for, for a no of years now.

"We've a rivalry, we've a history and that'south a super fight, that'south a stadium filler and that'south the type of fight I've been chasing my entire career."

Eubank'south father is a fixed presence by his son's side.

The 51-year-old -- who's also known as "English" -- is a former WBO Middleweight and Super-Middleweight world winner and remains one of the biggest names in British boxing and certainly one of the most eccentric.

His flamboyant style -- frequently pictured with a gentleman'south cane, behind the wheel of a monster truck, or wearing a fake monocle on reality TV indicate "I'm a Celebrity ... Obtain Me Out of Here!" -- has also made him a British household title distant beyond the boxing ring.

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"Cringe worthy to me?" Eubank Jr. asks. "No. I'm used to him. He'south a character, he'south eccentric, he does things that aren't orthodox but, in terms of boxing, you can't have anyone better than that man in your corner.

"He'south one of the most experienced and known figures in boxing in British history so to have a man love that, with all his experience and advice, it'south only a benefit to me and my career. "

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