St Mary’s Alumnus Wins First Professional Boxing Title
Professional Boxer and Alumnus of St Mary’s University, Twickenham Joshua Buatsi has won his first boxing title since graduating last year.
Joshua, who competes in the Light-Heavyweight classification, won the WBA International Title in one round, defeating Latvian Andrejs Pokumeiko. The fight also marked Joshua’s seventh consecutive victory, maintaining his perfect professional record.
Joshua turned professional after completing his studies in Business Management and Sport Science at St Mary’s. Whilst he studied at St Mary’s, Joshua was a Sports Scholar competing in amateur boxing.
During his amateur career Joshua won a Bronze Medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, one of seven St Mary’s medalists at Rio 2016, and a Bronze Medal at the 2015 European Championships.
Speaking of his career success, Director of Sport Andrew Reid-Smith said, “Joshua produced yet another performance that was full of class, power and self-belief. His dedication and skill are there for all to see and he’s already made himself one of the best prospects around. It’s going to be incredibly exciting watching Joshua progress, we wish him every success.”