Joshua Buatsi, a Ghanaian-born British boxer who competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the light heavyweight division winning an Olympic Bronze Medal is all but set to visit Ghana.
He turned professional on 5 June 2017, signing with Matchroom. He is managed by world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Currently he boasts of six fight, six wins with four knock outs and no defeat.
Buatsi was born on 14 March 1993 in Accra, Ghana.After his family moved to the UK, they resided in Croydon, and he graduated with a 2:1 degree in Management with Sports Science from St Mary’s University, Twickenham.
At the 2016 European Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Samsun, Turkey, Buatsi defeated Ukraine’s Oleksandr Khyzhniak in his semifinal and Dutch boxer Peter Müllenberg in the final of the light-heavyweight tournament to secure his place in Rio as part of the Great Britain team.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men’s light-heavyweight competition, he defeated Elshod Rasulov of Uzbekistan with a third round knock-out, to progress to the quarter finals.
Urban Sports Champions managed by Gabby Ammah are trying to bring him down to fight in the motherland, Ghana in December.
Buasti is also looking forward to fight before Ghanaians. He said it would be historic and just grand to fight in Ghana to get more fans and supporters.
Gabby Ammah who is now in the US attending to family nd business matters inspired Isaac Commey to beat Theophilus Nelson in the Mixed Martial Arts fight at the Accra Sports Stadium last year and believes Ghana has got great potential in sports. Though a big football fan, he says Ghana has real sports talents who must be pushed up to world class and called on the Sports Authorities to put up more facilities to groom the talents.
The cousin of ace footballer, Adolf Armah of Hearts of Oak fame, who is one of the most intelligent African players said Ghana Sports is still alive and very active, but management and administration is the problem. He urged Ghanaian companies to invest into sports to support the youth.
Source: Sammy Heywood Okine
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