Probellum is happy to announce that S-JAM Boxing founding partner Sam Jones has joined the team as Talent Relations for the UK.
Jones has become one of the key figures in boxing since launching S-JAM several years ago, acquiring some of the very best fighters around the world, including heavyweight phenom Joe Joyce, who is ranked highly in all of the governing bodies, undefeated Albanian sensation Florian Marku, and current European super-middleweight champion Lerrone Richards.
He has also been guiding the careers of a number of highly-rated prospects who look destined for big things in the future, including Guido Vianello, Johnny Fisher, Soloman Dacres, John James Hedges and more.
The hard work and determination from Jones has allowed him to secure key working relationships with some of the biggest names in boxing, and now brings his expertise and knowledge to the Probellum team.
In his new role with Probellum, Jones will be working with fighters across the UK, whilst also handling operations for the brand, assisting with venues, press conferences, weigh-ins and more.
It sees Probellum add to their already incredible all-star team, which includes Richard Schaefer as President, Eric Winter as Chief Operating Officer, Harrison Whitman as Chief Strategy & Legal Officer, Anthony Petosa as Executive Vice President of Production and Creative, Anthony Catanzaro as Vice President of Boxing Operations, and Mike Altamura as Head of Talent Development.
Probellum has already established promotional alliances in Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, and Australia, with some of the biggest names in the sport, including Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom and Kalle and Nisse Sauerland with Wasserman Boxing.
In an effort to find the best opportunities and most exciting match ups for athletes, Probellum is looking forward to collaborating with everyone from PBC to Top Rank to Golden Boy Promotions in the United States along with any other promotor anywhere in the world.
“This is a really proud but emotional day for me as I leave S-JAM Boxing, but I felt it was the perfect time and the perfect company to join and throw my hat into the promotional game,” said Jones.
“I’m extremely grateful to Probellum for giving me this huge opportunity but it’s one I know I’ll thrive on. I can’t put into words how grateful I am to my friend Adam Morallee and my first signing and one of my closest friends Joe Joyce, but I leave with him being number one contender for the world heavyweight title and that fills me with extreme pride and makes me extremely happy.
“I’d also like the thank every fighter within S-JAM and no doubt I’ll be keeping an eye on their progress and supporting them in their careers. I can’t wait to get started with this amazing new company and to play a part in helping it go from strength to strength, let’s go Probellum!”
“We’re ecstatic to bring in Sam Jones as Talent Relations for the UK at Probellum, said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “You only have to look at what Sam has achieved in such a short amount of time to know that he has a very bright future in the sport.
“Sam already has a fantastic working relationship with a number of leading names in the sport, and we’re glad that he will now be working alongside us here at Probellum.”
Legendary radio and television presenter Jim White is the latest massive name to join Probellum. White will serve as Probellum’s first ambassador and will contribute to Probellum’s promotion and programming in the coming months.
White is one of the best and most recognisable sports presenters around, having spent nearly 25 years working as the main anchor on Sky Sports News, becoming synonymous for his excellent coverage during Transfer Deadline Day each season.
He has since become one of the leading figures on talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, regularly hosting insightful and engaging discussions to a huge audience.
White will now be involved in a sport close to his heart by entering the boxing world with Probellum, becoming the latest big name to join the all-star talent line-up that is being assembled.
Probellum has already recruited well-respected presenter Ali Drew, expert pundit Paul Smith, and award-winning duo Adam Catterall and Nick Peet of the Fight Disciples to its talent line-up, with more big news set to be revealed over the coming weeks.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of Probellum. Previously at Sky Sports and now talkSPORT, I know first-hand how hugely popular the sport of boxing is with viewers and listeners all around the world,” said White.
“But at last, we have a company which places the same emphasis on grassroots boxing on a global level as it does to promoting landmark events. I’m really looking forward to this – expect the unexpected.”
“We are ecstatic to once again bolster our incredible on-air talent line-up by bringing in someone of Jim White’s quality,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “Sports fans in the UK will be well aware of what a major name he is, and we know that fans around the world will soon admire his knowledge and charm too.
“Jim is a huge boxing fan so we’re delighted he can now work closely in a sport he is passionate about. We know that he will be an instant hit, and it’s yet another major statement of intent from Probellum.”
Probellum has made waves in the boxing world over the past few weeks, signing a number of highly-talented boxers to promotional deals, such as Regis Prograis, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Eduardo Hernandez and Brandon Moore.
They have also secured co-promotional agreements with some of the biggest promoters around the world, including Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.