British-born World boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua of Nigerian decent is set to present his belts to
President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, at a yet to be announced date.
The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, made the disclosure while
briefing State House correspondents on behalf of the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare.
Joshua reclaimed his IBF, WBAand WBO titles with a win via unanimous decision in his rematch against Andy Ruiz
Jr. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 which took place in Saudi Arabia.
The briefing took place after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi
Osinbajo on Wednesday, December 11th in Abuja.
Laolu Aknde however said the date is yet to be fixed.
He said: “The Minister of Sports announced that Anthony Joshua will be presenting his belts to the President in a
matter of days.
“The Council members also expressed appreciation for the gift of books from the Vice President which has become
an annual tradition”.
Joshua is born in England but to Nigerian parents which hail from Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria.
He represents England but strongly identifies with his Nigerian roots as he spent sometime in the country while
During the rematch, Anthony Joshua had an epic entry into the ring with songs from the legendary Late Fela Kuti
playing in the background.