Anthony Joshua Boxing champ to visit Nigeria soon

Joshua and his promoter are planning to visit Nigeria as they embark on a world tour very soon.

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Anthony Joshua play Anthony Joshua could visit Nigeria as part of a world tour (Daily Mail)
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Nigerian-born British Anthony Joshua will reportedly be touring Nigeria soon following his WBA Heavyweight championship victory over Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, April 29.

Joshua knocked out Klitschko in the 11th round to become the new WBA Heavyweight champion.

His fight and subsequent victory against Klitschko was closely monitored and celebrated in Nigeria.

Shagamu for Anthony Joshua play Hundreds celebrated Anthony Joshua's big win against Klitschko (Kwese Sports)

 

In his ancestral town of Sagamu, a huge viewing party held on the night of the fight and a wild celebration followed when he won the bout.

According to the UK Telegraph on Monday, Joshua and his promoter are planning to visit Nigeria on a tour very soon.

The visit according to the report will be part of a world tour that includes trips to the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Bejing, New York’s Madison Square Garden and the Middle East.

Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, current world heavyweight champion play Anthony Joshua will be visiting New York, Bejing and the Middle East during his tour (Telegraph UK)

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The 27-year-old has always embraced his Nigerian roots, once claiming that the secrets to his success so far are Nigerian foods like pounded yam and egusi soup.

Joshua has become a source of pride for Sagamu indigenes who celebrated his win on Saturday.

A lawmaker has revealed that he has plans to move a motion in the Ogun State House of Assembly for a stadium and street in Sagamu to be renamed after Joshua.

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