Matchroom Boxing yesterday announced the signing of the highly rated Olympian Joshua Buatsi adding to the already bulging talent pool of the London promotional outfit.
The light heavyweight stole the gaze of the boxing world at the 2016 Olympics in Rio with a succession of knockout wins in the preliminary stages (Kennedy Katende, Elshod Rasulov) before eventually losing out in the Semi-Finals to the silver medallist from Kazakhstan Adilbek Niyazimbetov.
The momentum already gained, he will capitalise on his star potential in the paid ranks under the guidance of IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua who will act as his manager under his venture AJ Boxing.
The move came a little later than originally expected but after fulfilling a promise to his mother that he will complete his education at St Mary’s University in which he received a 2:1 in Sports Science and Management, he is now free to join his fellow GB teammates Joseph Cordina, Josh Kelly and Lawrence Okolie with a debut scheduled for July 1st.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn hopes for a further seven contests thereafter until the end of the year, keeping the big punching star busy as he looks to elevate up the rankings hastily.
- 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist – lost to Adilbek Niyazimbetov 3-0
- 2015 European Bronze Medallist – Lost to Peter Mullenberg 3-0
- 2015 1st Place English National (81Kg) – Ashley Vanzey
- 2015 1st Place Bocskai Memorial (81Kg) – Norbert Harcsa (Hun) 3-0
- 2014 1st Place Heidelberg – (81Kg) – Elvis Hetemi (GER) TKO
- 2014 1st Place Golden Gong – (81Kg) – Dimitar Taskov KO
- 2014 1st Place English National – (81Kg) – Lyndon Arthur 3-0
- 2013 – 1st Place Ghana National – (81Kg) – Emmanuel Baworwe 3-0
- 2011 – ENG-IRL Dual Match – (81Kg) – Stephen Broadhurst (IRL) 20:12
- 2011 – 1st Place English National (81Kg) – Jack Massey (ENG) 32:20
- 2010 – 1st Place English National – (85Kg) – Matthew Brierley (ENG)