I Will Visit Nigeria In December – Anthony Joshua

After beating Cameroon-born French boxer, Carlos Takam in Saturday’s WBA and IBF world title fight in Cardiff, Wales, Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua is set to pay a visit to his ancestral home, Sagamu, Ogun State.

As Joshua was busy punching his challenger, Takam before a large crowd of 76,600 spectators in Cardiff, where he technically knocked out the Camerounian in the 10th round, his family members, friends and well wishers in his ancestral home gathered at Baba Josh Memorial Hall in Sagamu. With a giant screen provided by Kwese Free Sports, Africa’s largest sports channel, the people of Sagamu were connected to the rest of the world for live broadcast of the heavyweight title fight.

As they did when Joshua took on Wladimr Klitschko in heavyweight blockbuster in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley in April, the people offered prayers for their beloved son before the explosive fight against a resilient Takam. As the referee stopped the bout in the 10th round for Joshua to retain his title, bringing his career record to 20 victories in 20 fights, the entire people of Sagamu took to the streets in the middle of the night, singing and dancing.

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