Video: Anthony Joshua visits Nigeria for the first time in years
Professional boxer, Anthony Joshua and his entourage visits Nigeria for the first time since 2017 There were so many fans waiting to welcome him and they could be seen push themselves to get a chance to touch him.
The Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua ‘s visit to Nigeria came as a surprise and the purpose of his visit is yet to be disclosed.
Welcoming him into the country, his sister Janet took to her social media account to share a video of him arriving Nigeria as she shares a welcome home message.
Welcome home my dear brother. May the Lord almighty uphold you. Strengthen you and be with you. Back to the mother land. The soil of our foundation #JoshuaGeneration
Doing the work of God
Nigerians celebrating Anthony Joshua at the airport https://t.co/NlKipd94Ci
— Consumer News #BBNAIJA (@ConsumerNewsNG_) July 12, 2019
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua is a former unified world heavyweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles between 2016 and 2019. At regional level he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016. It was rumored that he was once rejected by Nigeria National Boxing coach to represent Nigeria in an Olympic game. Recently, Joshua also tried to recite Nigeria National Anthem, but was seen in a video struggling with it. This could be in preparation for this sudden visit.
However, the programme of the visit has not been made public. Hopefully, he might be meeting some government officials, including the President.
He was given a shocking defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr after match with the Mexican last May. Andy Ruiz has requested for a rematch but they are yet to agree on the where the match will hold.