Ghana International School through the Physical Education and Sports Department was honored to have Joshua Buatsi interact with selected Staff and Students of GIS.
Joshua Buatsi is a Ghanaian-born British boxer who competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the light heavyweight division, winning an Olympic Bronze Medal.
The 25 year old turned professional on 5 June 2017, signing with Matchroom Boxing. He studied Management and Sports Science at the St. Mary’s University (UK) where he graduated with a 2:1 grade point. He’s now a professional boxer with 4 professional fights and 4 wins (3 Knockouts).
The Secondary Section of GIS received Joshua with open arms and with rapt attention listened to him as he shared his life experiences. He assured students that it is possible to successfully combine Sports with Education.
He went on to answer several questions posed to him and recounted sacrificial family moments such as birthdays and naming ceremonies he missed out on in order to stay focused whenever he had a match. He talked about the importance of discipline, focus and determination in his career as a professional boxer and showed students one of many tangible rewards he had acquired, his 2016 Olympic winning Bronze Medal.
After a discussion with the Principal Dr. Mary Ashun, she confirmed what a great example Joshua is to young people and that his achievements as a young professional Boxer is a clear result of passion, skill and talent. He was invited to visit the School again in the near future and asked to continue to encourage kids to follow their dreams.