Sunday, December 8, 2019

President Buhari gives Anthony Joshua a thumbs up

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has given World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua a thumbs up.

Joshua yesterday regained his belts in a rematch with Mexican-American, Andy Ruiz Jnr after losing it to him about 6 months ago.

Joshua, though a British boxer, has Nigerian roots. His parents are from Ogun state. He also visited Nigeria in July and spent weeks socialising and is even rumoured to be dating a Nigerian DJ - Cuppy.

She was also in Saudi to physically support him.

The President rejoiced with Joshua and saluted him for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, who had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost about six months ago.

“The downfall of a man is truly not the end of his life. There’s always another, and better day. This is a lesson we must all learn from you as a country,” President Buhari told the comeback world champion, in a statement issued Sunday by media adviser, Femi Adesina.

Buhari wishes Anthony Joshua well as he seeks to bring more glory to Nigeria, and the boxing profession.


  1. If he was boxing for Nigeria, would Nigeria have been able to manage him? Leave him alone