World Boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is a Nigerian by birth even though he is referred to as a Briton.

To show his love for his motherland, the boxer is set to visit Nigeria sometime in August.

During the visit, he would pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja; and the governors of Lagos and Ogun states.

He would also visit some royal fathers, including the Ooni of Ife, the Awujale of Ijebuland and the Oba of Lagos.

The organiser of the tour and Director of Peel Aston Global, Khomeini Bukhari, explained that the boxing champion would attend a charity boxing match, Inspire Nigeria, 2017 at the Eko Hotel and the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja where he would take questions from the audience.

Bukhari explained that the Inspire Nigeria 2017 is a platform for Joshua to encourage Nigerian youths that their dreams and aspirations are achievable.

On reports that Joshua’s next fight may hold in Nigeria, Bukhari said it was up to the boxer’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, to make the decision.