Anthony Joshua Is Coming Home To Nigeria
Nigeria-born British boxer Anthony Joshua will be coming back to his roots on a visit before the year runs out, family sources have hinted.
Fresh from his successful outing against Cameroon-born French boxer, Carlos Takam in Saturday's WBA and IBF world title fight in Cardiff, Wales, Joshua is now set to pay a visit to his ancestral home, Sagamu, Ogun State.
Joshua's uncle, Mr. David Oyedola Joshua served the hint on the impending visit of the world boxing champion.
He described the latest victory as a 'memorable day' not only for his family, but the entire people of Sagamu, Ogun State and Nigeria in general.
Speaking with The Guardian after the weekend bout, an elated Joshua said: "We are all happy with our son's victory over Takam because a lot had been said about this fight. We are glad that it ended in victory for Oluwafemi."
Continuing, Joshua disclosed that with the successful defense of his title against Takam, the Nigerian-born boxer would visit Nigeria soon.
"After his victory against Klitschko, Anthony actually told us that he would visit Nigeria to see his people. But he has been very busy preparing for defence of his title. Now that he has successfully done that, Anthony will come to Nigeria before the end of December. We are in touch with him and his coming will be a great carnival for the entire people of Sagamu. I want our government to name a street and a stadium after him," Joshua stated.
A delegation from Nigeria was at the ringside on Saturday to 'cheer' Joshua to victory over Takam.
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