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St Mary’s Graduate Wins British Boxing Title

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Graduate of the Sport Science and Business Management Programmes at St Mary’s University, Twickenham Joshua Buatsi has won his first major professional boxing title as he became the British Light-Heavyweight Champion.

Joshua, who graduated from St Mary’s in 2017, defeated Liam Conroy in the third-round by technical knockout allowing him to maintain his unbeaten record in his tenth professional win. This is Joshua’s second professional title, having previously secured the WBA International Title in 2018.

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 on his triumph, Head of Sport at St Mary’s Andrew Reid-Smith said, “Winning a prestigious Lonsdale title is something all British fighters value, and we are delighted to see Joshua perform so impressively at this relatively early stage of his professional career.”

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