Hayemaker Promotions huge signings

By Cain Bradley on July 12, 2017
Hayemaker Promotions huge signings
Joe Joyce (r.) controversially lost to Tony Yoka in 2016. (Action Images/Peter Cziborra)

The British boxing scene has been dominated by Matchroom and Frank Warren Promotions for a while now…

The British boxing scene has been dominated by Matchroom and Frank Warren Promotions for a while now. The majority of the GB Olympians were split between the two with the exception being Savannah Marshall, who signed with Mayweather Promotions. That changed when Hayemaker Promotions made a huge announcement about their signings. Hayemaker Promotions has mainly concentrated on David Haye fights but teaming up with Richard Schaefer, the organization has made some impressive signings. The deal will have them put on five fight nights a year on Dave.

The two biggest names were the two who represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympics. Super Heavyweight Joe Joyce won a silver medal, better than any of his male counterparts. He controversially lost to Tony Yoka in the final, who also denied him in the 2015 World Championships when he could only win bronze. He turns 32 in September but the heavyweight, who boxed for Earlsfield in the amateurs, is big and strong. He is very awkward, working at a strong pace. David Allen suggested on Twitter that he had been asked about potentially fighting Joyce in a ten-rounder for his debut, suggesting Joyce wants to be fast tracked to the top.

Qais Ashfaq, out of Leeds, was the other Olympian signed. He boxed at bantamweight and really dominated the position in the squad during the Olympic cycle. His best performance came when winning a Silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, losing to Michael Conlan. At the Olympics he lost in round one to Chatchai Butdee.

The other two signings are also intriguing prospect. Michael “Venom” Page, most known of the Bellator circuit has signed to Hayemaker promotions. The head of Bellator, Scott Coker, has allowed Page to have a few boxing bouts before returning to take on Paul Daley. They also signed impressive youth amateur, Willie Hutchinson. The Scottish boxer became the first world champion from Scotland when winning at the AIBA World Youth Championships in 2016, defeating impressive Cuban one Lenar Perez along the way.

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