Joshua Buatsi

Joshua Buatsi
Personal information
Nationality  Great Britain
Born 14 March 1993 (1993-03-14) (age 23)
Accra, Ghana
Height 1.86 cm (6 ft 1in)
Weight 81 kg (178 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light heavyweight

Joshua Buatsi (born 14 March 1993) is a Ghanaian-born British boxer who competed and won a Bronze Medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the light heavyweight division.[1]

Personal life

Buatsi was born on 14 March 1993 in Accra, Ghana.[2] After his family moved to the UK, they reside in Croydon, and he is studying at St Mary's University, Twickenham.[3]


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.[3][4]

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.[5]


  1. "Rio 2016: Great Britain and Northern Ireland's Olympic team". BBC Sport. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. "Joshua Buatsi – 81KG". AIBA. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. 1 2 Young, Benjamin. "Boxing: Next stop Brazil for Croydon's Buatsi". Wandsworth Guardian. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  4. "Olympic boxing: Nicola Adams among eight British qualifiers for Rio 2016". BBC Sport. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  5. "Rio Olympics 2016: GB's Joshua Buatsi into quarters with 'stunning upset' knockout". BBC Sport. 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-08-27.

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