AFTER SECURING his place in the next round of the Olympics’ boxing competition, Joshua Buatsi has one eye on a gold medal.
The light heavyweight beat Kennedy Katende of Uganda by TKO in round 3 and now faces Elshod Rasulov of Uzbekistan on August 11.
The 23-year-old said: “It’s a good start. I’ve just been told that just I got the first knockout of the competition so it is great to get that.
“The primary aim was to go out there to get the win and I got that which is all that matters. He’s a very experienced guy but I’ve been training hard and wouldn’t let him stop me.
On winning his bout against Kennedy Katende, the British-born pugilist said: “He’s considerable more experienced than me so to stop an opponent like that is a great confidence boost. It was a right hand to the head that ended the fight. It landed well and the referee didn’t step in so I landed another big right and that was the end of it.
“We’ve all got nerves going in but I’m good at hiding them. I would never have believed growing up that I could be at the Olympics but here I am.
“This is the biggest stage and there is hype and talk but all I can do is go into the ring and give my very best.”