EXCLUSIVE: Joe Joyce manager Sam Jones talks Al Haymon link-up, outlines world title plan

Phil Jay 17/08/2018


Boxing manager Sam Jones is champing at the bit to get started after securing a huge move for heavyweight contender Joe Joyce both in a training and advisory capacity. 

In the past few weeks, Jones and partner Adam Morallee have relocated Joyce to Big Bear with Gennady Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez and more recently agreed a deal with Floyd Mayweather advisor Al Haymon to boost US opportunities.

Speaking about a whirlwind time for Joyce and the rest of the S-Jam Boxing stable, Jones explained the link-up to World Boxing News.

“The time was right to link up with Al Haymon,” Jones told WBN. “We’ve been putting things in place for a while now and Al coming on board is the icing on the cake.

“With Al behind us, there are huge fights out there, not only for Joe but for other S-Jam fighters. Al is a great guy and an influential figure in boxing, just ask Floyd Mayweather what he’s capable of.

“The link with S-Jam is great for us. Adam and I are delighted to be in business with him. Together, we’ve already outlined the plan to get to the world title.

“We’ve got two dates this year both on blockbuster shows and Joe will now be based in the US for those two fights and beyond.

“He’ll still fight in the UK at some point, so really it’ll be half and half. It’s great news for all the fighters as we want to keep them all active as they have been.

“Joe’s US debut will be announced this week and he’s ready for anyone that is put in front of him.

“After winning the Commonwealth title and then signing with Al, a path to the top is now clear and we all share the same view and the same vision.

“Joe will be challenging for a world title by the end of next year, and as for Kody Davies, he will be in big fights next year one hundred percent!

“I can’t wait to unleash him in America. His trainer and former world champion Gavin Rees gave a great account of himself against one of the hottest prospects in the world in Adrien Broner, so will be great to get Gav and Kody to America to show the fans what he’s all about,” he added.

It’s exciting times for Joyce, Jones and the rest of the team moving forward as ‘The Juggernaut’ aims to build on his undefeated beginnings in the pro ranks.