Boxing News At Five | Jul 17 2018

Boxing News at Five: Joe Joyce needs a trainer, Gervonta Davis wants the head of Ryan Garcia

Joe Joyce is no longer working with Ismael Salas, and Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia flirt ahead of potential first date in Los Angeles
Gervonta Davis
Gervonta-Davis  |  Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions

ALTHOUGH briefly linked to a fight on the July 28 Sky Box Office show, heavyweight prospect Joe Joyce has today denied these rumours and revealed his main priority right now is securing a new trainer, not an opponent.

It had been suggested the reigning Commonwealth champion might fight Nick Webb, a fellow undefeated Brit he knows well from the amateur circuit, but Joyce, just back from holiday, claims he won’t be ready to compete until September.

Taking to social media, he wrote: “To be clear, I was never scheduled to fight this month. I was alerted by my promoter when I got back from holiday a few days ago that there could be a potential fight against Nick Webb on July 28. As it stands, I don’t have a trainer, as he has now moved to Doha and moved into semi-retirement.