Traditional worshippers in Sagamu carry out special sacrifices for boxer

The worshippers started the sacrifices on Thursday, October 26 two days before the fight on Saturday.

Joshua will on Saturday, October 28 take on Cameroonian-born Takam to defend his WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles.

Millions of miles away from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff where the fight will hold, some traditional worshippers in Sagamu are doing all they can to help Joshua beat Takam.

Shagamu, a city located in Ogun State, in south-western Nigeria is the ancestral village of the Nigerian-born British boxer.

Although born in Watford, the boxer's parents Robert and Yeta are both from Sagamu.

Pulse Sports  have learnt that traditional worshippers in Sagamu who practise the Ifá religion kicked off a special sacrifice for their son ahead of his fight on Saturday.

According to a Pulse Sports source in Sagamu, the worshippers started the sacrifice on Thursday, October 26 two days before the fight on Saturday.

“The worshippers have started a fire which will burn until after the fight,” the source told Pulse Sports.

The indigenes of Sagamu regard Joshua as one of their own. For his last fight, his knockout win against Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017, hundreds of people attended a view party which was organised by the Sagamu Youth Association.

His win over Klitschko was hugely celebrated in the town.

Joshua is very much in touch with his Nigerian roots and still bears the middle name, 'Oluwafemi’.

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