The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has congratulated Anthony Joshua, the Nigerian-born heavyweight boxing world champion, on his victory over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Saturday in London.
John Joshua-Akanji, Special Adviser (Media) to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, saluted Joshua.
“We team up with other Nigerians to salute Anthony on his victory over Pulev.
“The courage, tenacity and die-hard spirit you displayed against Puyev is an attestation of your hard work, commitment and discipline which has kept you at the top.
“Once again, you not only made us proud but proved to the world that you are the best in the heavyweight class.
”We urge you not to relent in sustaining your pole position in world boxing. Keep soaring, we are indeed very proud of you.
“We encourage you to maintain the tempo so that you can remain at the top.”
Joshua knocked out Pulev in the ninth round of their 12-round clash to retain his WBO, WBA and IBF titles as the undisputed world champion.