THE South Norwood & Victory amateur boxing club is old school. On a sweltering summer’s day youngsters are put through their paces on the gym floor, learning the rudiments of the sport. But over in the corner running through a final circuit is Joshua Buatsi.
He came up through this club, winning junior and national titles, and while now based at the high tech headquarters of GB Boxing in Sheffield, he stops off at his home gym for some final tune ups before flying out to Rio for the 2016 Olympics.
Buatsi’s heroics at Riocentro would see him crush three opponents in spectacular style on route to winning a bronze medal at the Olympic Games. Before his adventure in Brazil began he tested out CORNER, the simple to use device from Athletec that instantaneously during a training session measures a boxer’s workrate and power as well logging the punches thrown in a round.