Ogun To Rename Stadium After Anthony Joshua
The Ogun State government is set to honour heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua.
Majority leader of the State House of Assembly Yinka Mafe says he will move a motion in the state legislature to have the Sagamu International Stadium renamed Anthony Joshua Stadium, and the popular Cinema Street in Sagamu renamed Anthony Joshua Street.
The cinema, from which the road takes its name, was built by his great grandfather Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua in the 50s, and is one of the oldest of such facilities in the country.
"We are proud of what he has achieved as a son of Sagamu, and we will be happy to do our own little bit to show our appreciation and support for him," Mafe said.
The boxer's uncle Adedamola Joshua in Sagamu says that the boxer got his talent from his granddad. He claims that Joshua’s granddad once took out 3 men all by himself in a fight.
Anthony Joshua is currently a unified world heavyweight champion, having held the IBF title since 2016, and the WBA and IBO titles since April 2017 after knocking out Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round on April 29.