Exclusive: Joe Joyce praises Josh Buatsi’s entertaining style

GB Boxing

Olympic super-heavyweight silver medalist Joe Joyce has backed GB team-mate Joshua Buatsi to continue entertaining the fans whether the light-heavyweight decides to turn pro or not.

Buatsi, 23, told WBN earlier this week that nothing has been set in stone regarding his future following some impressive knockout displays at Rio 2016 which eventually earned him a bronze medal.

Joyce and Buatsi have been inundated with media requests since their podium exploits over the summer and the big man says his London compatriot has everything in place to be a success moving forward.

“Josh fought well in the tournament. He showed everyone he’s got the power to stop people and to take home a bronze medal is an achievement for him,” Joyce exclusively told World Boxing News.

“He has a style that people like and I think he could be suited to the pro’s due to his knockout power as Josh will entertain everyone.

“Josh is very religious too. He’s got a good mentality and the right attitude to be successful,” he added.

Both Joyce and Buatsi are set to come back down to earth as university and artwork loom on the horizon for the fighters, although a host of promotional offers will certainly be on the table for the pair.

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn is a known admirer of the Olympic GB Boxing system having taken Anthony Joshua to a world title following London 2012 and signed the likes of James DeGale, Luke Campbell and Audley Harrison in the past.

Whoever makes the winning offer will surely be getting world champion potential with either Joyce or Buatsi, whilst plenty of those who didn’t medal also have bright futures ahead of them.