Chris Eubanks Jr. has slammed rival trainer Adam Booth for coaching his younger cousin, as well as bitter foe Liam Williams, for his struggle.
Super-lightweight Harlem Eubanks, 27, has shown great progress under the Surrey-based mentor, but suddenly has a strange new gym-mate to work with.
Just weeks before their February 5 grudge match, Williams announced a move from Dominic Ingle’s Sheffield gym to Booth Down in Redhill, where young Eubanks has trained since 2019.
And 32-year-old middleweight Eubanks Jr. hates his flesh and blood for being put in such a difficult situation.
The Roy Jones Jr-trained Brighton Ace told SunSport: “Harlem is still training with Adam Booth, which says a lot about Booth’s character.
“Harlem is my cousin and Adam Booth knows we are close, yet he has agreed to still coach Liam Williams against me.
“It says a lot about Adam Booth and I’ve told Harlem that it shows that Adam doesn’t care about him.
“I’m sure Harlem and Williams bumped into each other in the gym.
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“But Harlem tries to stay away from it as much as possible but it’s unavoidable because it’s a small gym.”
Harlem met Booth when Chris Jr. spent a few months training with David Hay and the masterminds behind George Groves’ success.
And Williams hopes Booth — nicknamed the Dark Lord — will have important insider information from those few seasons to help him in front of the Cardiff crowd at his home.
But the 31-2 sluggish Eubanks Jr. insists it’s no use changing the cornerman so close to this spectacular home fight.
“Adam doesn’t know everything about me, we were together for barely six months and that was years and years ago,” Eubanks Jr. said.
“I see George Groves a lot when he was training Groves, so maybe he thinks he has some insight from there.
“But I’m completely different from who I was at the time, so Liam Williams moving into Adam Booth is irrelevant.”
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