Heavyweight Joe Joyce confirms amicable split from promoter David Haye
Joe Joyce is solely working with Richard Schaefer in a promotional capacity alongside Al Haymon in an advisory role, the UK heavyweight force has announced.
‘The Juggernaut’ had originally linked up with David Haye in the summer of 2017. After several fights together and UK success, Joyce decided to branch out to train in the United States.
That’s where Haymon came in and Joyce will now concentrate on fighting under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.
Explaining his situation, Joyce made the announcement late on Sunday.
“I have been getting a lot of messages over the last couple of months regarding my promotional situation and wanted to clarify things,” said Joyce.
“I can confirm I have parted ways with Hayemaker Promotions. We have parted on great terms and I remain good friends with David and everyone involved at Hayemaker.
“I have to do what is best for me and my career. With Richard Schaeffer promoting me, Abel Sanchez training me and my management S-JAM advising me with Al Haymon.
“I have the best team to help me reach my targets in 2019 and 2020 onwards.
“I want to thank David and all involved in the Hayemaker team for everything they did for me in the first year of my professional career.
“Also, I’d like to wish them all the best for the future,” he added.
Joyce began his stint on Haymon’s platform with a fifth round knockout of Iago Kiladze in September. This latest victory came weeks after the 33 year-old switched locations to Big Bear in California.
Now 6-0 and boasting a 100% KO record, Joyce fights on his biggest stage to date on December 1.
The Olympic silver medalist battles Joe Hanks on the Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Pay-Per-View undercard, live on Showtime.
Sam Jones of S-Jam Boxing has big plans for Joyce over the next few months. Top contenders are in his sights for 2019 as Joyce plots a world title run.
“We never overlook anyone. If Joe gets through Joe Hanks on December we are looking at the likes of Gerald Washington, Adam Kownacki and Michael Hunter,” said Jones.
On his relationship with Haye, Jones added: “David Haye is a legend and he’s helped me a lot in the boxing game.
“Whether it’s promoting or managing David has a wealth of knowledge to offer the up and coming boxers of today.”
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay