What tunes get box­er Joshua Buat­si pumped?

The light heavyweight boxer made a playlist for The Face, featuring Drake, Dave & J Hus and Take That (yes, really).

Hav­ing won bronze in Rio’s 2016 Sum­mer Olympics and then qual­i­fied as pro­fes­sion­al a year lat­er, Joshua Buat­si has been one of the most excit­ing ris­ing sports stars in recent years, with the Ghan­ian-born, Lon­don-based box­er cur­rent­ly being trained by none oth­er than Antho­ny Joshua. The future cer­tain­ly looks bright for the 26-year-old.

To get the low-down on what gets an 11-time unde­feat­ed box­er going, we asked him to curate a playlist of his favourite tunes. We imag­ine once you lis­ten to this, you too could be well on your way to KO glo­ry. Or maybe not. 

Joshua Buatsi’s playlist:

Toast Up by Gun­na

A song one of my clos­et friends in box­ing plays all the time when we’re trav­el­ling to and from train­ing camp.”

Yes Indeed by Lil Baby and Drake

Noth­ing par­tic­u­lar, it just ties in with my 7th pro fight. Good song to lis­ten to dur­ing breaks!”

Ye by Bur­na Boy

This is an anthem song. I even walked out to it for one of my fights.”

Ready or Not by The Fugees

Bad­man tune – old school but always relevant.”

Nev­er For­get by Take That

This tune was num­ber one when I first came to Eng­land! Brings back mem­o­ries and it reminds me to nev­er for­get where I came from, Ghana.”

U With Me? by Drake

This was on con­stant repeat when I was in the Olympics – it brings great memories.”

Can­dy by Cameo

Who doesn’t like to hear this song?”

Dis­as­ter by Dave ft. J Hus

Hus and Dave on one tune? How could you not like it? Lis­ten to Hus’s flow.”

Hus­tlin’ by Rick Ross 

We are hus­tling in this life/​sport.”

Pound Cake/​Paris Mor­ton Music 2 by Drake ft. Jay-Z

Just a sick beat, man. It’s the beat I walk out to.”

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