Sam Jones outlines plans for Joe Joyce, Kody Davies and Guido Vianello


Boxing manager Sam Jones burst onto the scene in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since.

From linking up with David Haye initially, Jones has gone on to form his own management company with business partner Adam Morallee.

The highlight of the year came earlier this month. Star man Joe Joyce participated on the undercard of the massive Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury super-fight.

Fast forward seven days, and further heavyweight hope Guido Vianello then made his pro debut at Madison Square Garden in quite a week.

Securing a deal with respected US promoter Al Haymon has been a catalyst for Joyce and Vianello after finding a base at Big Bear camp with Abel Sanchez.

Sparring with Fury in the build-up to his clash with Wilder, both gained invaluable experience ahead of a run in 2019.

Joyce will be aiming to fight some of the top division contenders as Vianello bids to stay busy and build his C.V.

Undefeated light-heavyweight Kody Davies made his US now back in September. This came on the back of racking up seven wins in the previous eleven months.

Now 8-0, Davies wants to be in the mix with the higher end domestic fighters by the end of the coming year.

Updating WBN on what’s to come, Jones stated: “It’s been quite a year for our stable.

“Kody’s next fight will be announced soon. Guido will be out in February. Joe will most likely be out at the back end of February or early March.


“The big fights are all on the way. Joe will fight Luis Ortiz in 2019 as we want that fight. Whether it happens next or not remains to be seen.

“We’re in talks with several names already for Joe next year and we want those big fights.

“Joe will be pushing for a world title shot at the end of the year. Certainly by the spring of 2020,” he concluded.

Ortiz has already expressed his interest in the Joyce fight. Whilst the winner of Adam Kownacki v Gerald Washington is also said to be a consideration.

More will be revealed in the coming weeks, alongside more new signings.

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay