Anthony Joshua Stadium, street to be named after boxing champ in Sagamu

Joshua a British fighter, is born to Nigerian parents and has his ancestral home in Sagamu, Ogun State.

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Anthony Joshua play A lawmaker is proposing that a stadium and cinema in Sagamu be renamed after Anthony Joshua (AFP/File)
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WBA and IBF Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to have a stadium and a street named after him in Ogun State.

Joshua a British fighter, is born to Nigerian parents and has his ancestral home in Sagamu, Ogun State.

Anthony Joshua play Anthony Joshua is born to Nigerian parents, from Sagamu (Daily Mail)

 

After his Saturday, April 29, victory against Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, Ogun State is set to honour the boxer.

The majority leader of the State House of Assembly Yinka Mafe has plans to move a motion to rename  Sagamu International Stadium and Cinema Street to  Anthony Joshua Stadium Anthony Joshua Street.

Shagamu for Anthony Joshua play Hundreds of Sagamu indigenes watched the Anthony Joshua fight from a viewing party held close to his family house in Sagamu (Kwese Sports)

 

The Cinema Street is largely owned by Joshua’s family with the cinema which the street take its name built by his great grandfather Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua in the 1950s.

The Joshua family also owns a host of lands and properties on the street.

"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 told ESPN.

Shagamu for Anthony Joshua play The crowd at the viewing centre celebrated wildly after Joshua defeated Klitschko (Kwese Sports)

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A huge viewing party was held at Sagamu for Joshua’s victory over Klitschko on Saturday.

The crowd at the viewing centre celebrated wildly after Joshua defeated Klitschko with a knockout in the 11th round.

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