Joshua Buatsi opens up on meeting Floyd Mayweather

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There are moments off the field or outside the ring which can change a sports performer's life for the better even though it’s not directly anything to do with the match or fight itself.

For Joshua Buatsi, the moment he meant former boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather could be exactly that.

Buatsi impressed the boxing world when he took home a bronze medal from the Rio Olympic Games last month after a strong run in Brazil.


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Mayweather dropped into South America at the time and watched a lot of the action, before meeting Buatsi after the British fighter progressed through to the semi-finals.

The man widely known as the pound for pound king praised Buatsi during their meeting and tipped him to become a world champion down the line.

The 23-year-old had a sit down interview with Sky Sports recently and explained his meeting with Mayweather was a great moment and something which he’ll treasure.

“I met Mayweather at the Olympics and had a chat with him. He said ‘you’re a great fighter and I have been watching you’. He said he saw two of my fights and two knockouts. He thinks I am a good fighter and he's tipped me to be a future world champion,” Buatsi told Sky Sports.

“He may say that to other boxers, but that's not important to me. I am going to close my ears on that. He said it to me personally, so I am going to hang onto that. It was nice words from the greatest boxer of my generation and to hear him say it was a compliment.”

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