Adam Booth to train first heavyweight since David Haye in Joe Joyce


World Boxing News has been informed that Joe Joye has decided to move on from recent camps at Big Bear, California to ex-David Haye coach Adam Booth.

‘The Juggernaut’ had been preparing with Abel Sanchez at The Summit Gym for two bouts in 2018 on US soil.

Joyce also stayed under the guidance of Sanchez for his career-best win over Bermane Stiverne in London last February.

With several more high-profile UK clashes on offer, Joyce felt the time was right to permanently relocate back to England, according to manager Sam Jones.

The 2016 Olympic silver medalist will now link up with respected coach Adam Booth. The pair are plotting big future moves.

Booth previously led Haye to the world heavyweight title. He takes on his first top division campaigner since those heady days.

Joining Ryan Burnett, Josh Kelly and Mick Conlan, Joyce will be a welcome addition to Booth’s stable.

UK battles with the likes of Daniel Dubois, Derek Chisora and others have become a distinct possibility for Joyce in 2019.

British Boxing Board of Control officials already put Joyce forward to meet Dubois for the vacant British title.

The Commonwealth ruler could meet fellow undefeated puncher Dubois in a huge British even for both straps.

Chisora, on the other hand, has been in the pipeline for some time. Provided they both keep winning, a meeting seems inevitable.


Promoter Richard Schaefer took sole control of Joyce’s career after the ex-Swiss banker shared the role with Haye.

The pair made a huge offer to Chisora for 2018, although the encounter has been allowed to simmer for the time being.

Under Booth, Joyce could once again resurrect the Chisora grudge match, whilst Dubois would remain the fans’ number one choice.

Purse bids for Joyce v Dubois were set for April 10 until each side asked the BBBofC to delay the auction until April 24th.

An opponent for Joyce, whether Dubois or someone else, is expected to be announced by the end of the month.