Rio Olympics 2016: Joshua Buatsi Wins Boxing Gains Bronze But Loses In Semi-Final

The 23-year-old Londoner lost on points in the semi-finals to Kazakhstan’s Adilbek Niyazymbetov, who picked him off the range displayed a classy performance.

Defeated semi-finalists do not fight again and both receive bronze medals.

Joshua Buatsi Wins Boxing Gains Bronze

Buatsi secured stoppages in his first two fights, and gave Algeria’s Abdelhafid Benchabla two standing counts in the quarter-finals.

After that quarter-final victory, he revealed former five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr had told him he could win a world title in the professional ranks.


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