Boxing: Amosun, Dalung To Watch Anthony Joshua Fight
Another jamboree of some sort is on the cards for Nigeria as one of their own, Anthony Joshua steps into the ring against Carlos Takam in an IBF and WBA challenge billed for the Principality Stadium in Cardiff this weekend.
It is understood that the Ogun state Governor, Ibukunle Amosun and the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung are among a top Nigerian government delegation who will be at the ringside on Saturday night.
The Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed is also on the Federal government's entourage.
This move which was at the request of the Ogun state government is geared at supporting the reigning IBF champion who hails from Sagamu when he faces the former WBC Silver heavyweight champion.
Takam replaced Joshua's original challenger Kuburat Pulev who made a last-minute withdrawal following a shoulder injury.
A confident Joshua who took part in Wednesday’s open workout session at the St David's Hall in Cardiff has promised to give his fans something to cheer about as he defends his world titles.
Despite being a last-minute replacement for Pulev, Joshua will not be expecting an easy ride against Takam who has recorded 35 wins and just 3 losses in the 39 fights as a professional since 2005.
"I will be conveying the goodwill message of his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari to him when I see him after the fight. It is imperative for him to understand how much the government and the people of Nigeria are proud of his achievements as our son.” Dalung stated.
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