EXCLUSIVE: Sam Jones talks Guido Vianello, Tyson Fury v Tom Schwarz

Guido Vianello

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S-Jam Boxing manage – amongst others, heavyweight pair Joe Joyce and Guido Vianello. Co-founder Sam Jones took time out of his busy schedule to look forward to Vianello’s Las Vegas debut this Saturday.

Vianello has moved to 3-0 since turning pro, winning by KO in each fight.

Still only 25, the Rome born fighter has trained with Tyson Fury ahead of the ex-world champion’s upcoming fight against Tom Schwarz.

Fury is also lined up to fight Deontay Wilder again next year.

S-Jam recently went into partnership with MTK Global. The interview began with Jones explaining how this relationship will work.

“We started a partnership with MTK,” Jones explained. “It’s going to benefit our fighters and their fighters. As well as that, it’s going to be an exciting project.”

Jones has high hopes for Italian prospect Vianello.

“Massive hope. He’s only 25 years old and he’s already displaying improvements every fight,” he pointed out. “He’s strong, he can punch and has tremendous feet for a heavyweight. We think he can go all the way.”

Vianello has been a key training partner for Fury. Jones feels Vianello will learn so much from this spell in the Fury camp.

“I consider Tyson the leading heavyweight in the world and it’s an invaluable experience for Guido,” Jones stated. “Guido was one of the first names announced for the Tyson Fury undercard.

“He’s been sparring Tyson in this camp as well as for previously for preparations when he fought Wilder the first time.

“Guido will be appearing this weekend, so people can see what he is all about.”

After what was a massive shock last week when Andy Ruiz Jr beat Anthony Joshua, Jones aired his view on how he thinks the Fury fight will unfold.

“I think Tom Schwarz is going to have a good go,” he predicted. “I think he is game. But I don’t think he will go and lie down. It’s the biggest opportunity of his life.

“I imagine Tyson will be too clever and too good for Schwarz. As you saw last week, you can never ever take your eye off the ball at this level because one punch can change a fight.

“But I do think Tyson will win pretty comfortably.”


It was announced last week that Wilder-Fury 2 now looks likely if they both come through unscathed in their fights beforehand.

Jones expects the fight to be in the first quarter of next year.

“It’s a massive rematch. Everyone wanted to see it straight away, I don’t think we are going to see that until the early part of next year.

“Wilder is scheduled to fight Luis Ortiz later this year so I don’t imagine that gives enough time to promote a massive rematch with Fury.

“I expect Tyson will fight again before the end of the year too. So I would think they will rematch spring of next year,” Jones concluded.

Mick Kane is a contributor to World Boxing News. Follow Mick on Twitter @MickKaneMMA