Exclusive: Kody Davies discusses signing with David Haye, amateur background and future

Thomas Davison 27/03/2018
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Former team GB star Kody Davies is looking forward to progressing through the pro ranks under the guidance of Hayemaker-Ringstar and S-Jam boxing.

Davies, 23, is currently 2-0 in the paid code and it was recently announced he will be joining former world champion David Haye’s promotional banner.

The young Welshman will be joining the likes of Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce and former kickboxing star Ruqsanna Begum in the growing stable managed by Sam Jones and Adam Morallee.

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“I’ve just signed with Hayemaker-Ringstar and S-Jam boxing, it is a big step up for me, I’ve never had a promoter before, so I’m looking forward to the big stages, the lights, the cameras and showing everyone what I can do.” Davies exclusively told World Boxing News.

The move has come at an early stage in the talented fighter’s career – but Davies – who will fight in the light heavyweight division, believes his time as a high-level amateur will help the transition run smoothly.

“I think it’s the perfect time for me to be signing with a promoter, I’ve done my apprenticeship as an amateur,” he pointed out.

“I have boxed all over the world, I boxed the two-time Olympic champion and I got robbed against him and I fought the Olympic Silver medalist from Kazakhstan and that was really close too.

“I’ve boxed at the top level as an amateur and signing with a promoter this early – actually I don’t think it is early, it’s perfect timing.”

Davies can look to fellow team GB alumni turning professional and having great success in the paid ranks, he need not look further than his stablemate Joe Joyce who is making waves in the pro scene.

“I was in the GB squad for a couple of years and I narrowly missed out on the Olympics – let’s say due to unforeseen circumstances, I missed out to Lawrence Okolie and I decided I wasn’t going to wait another four years and decided to turn pro.

“I’ve achieved a lot especially with team GB, training alongside the likes of Anthony Joshua and all the top boys out there and the top coaches.

“I’ve worked with Joe Calzaghe over the years behind closed doors, he is a close family friend and of course my official coach Gavin Rees who is a former world champion himself,” Davies concluded.

Davies will next be out in Wales on April 7th in Wales before a big step up on the undercard of Bellew v Haye II.

Thomas Davison is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Thomas on Twitter @thomasdavison93