- Anthony Joshua has sent a powerful message to Nigerian youths who look up to him as inspiration
- The Nigerian born British star met with President Buhari last weekend in the United Kingdom to present his belts
- Joshua wore a hood with an inspiring inscription on it as he took pictures with the president
Anthony Joshua might have passed a message to the teeming legion of Nigerian youths who arelooking up to him as an inspiration as he finally presented his belts to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The unified world heavyweight champion met with the president and presented his heavyweight belts to him in a beautiful scene that left Nigerians both home and diaspora in overwhelming excitement on January 18.
The heavyweight star, whose father hailed from Sagamu, Ogun State, met President Buhari who was in United Kingdom for Investment Summit alongside minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
And interestingly, Joshua proved he is is more a Nigerian than anybody could think as he lay low in respect for the president before presenting his heavyweight IBO, IBF, WBO and WBA belts to him.
The 31-year-old British-Nigerian born pugilist might have also used that avenue to send a couple of wise words to his ardent lovers in Nigeria through an inscription on his hood wear.
In the pictures from the scene, Joshua was seen taking pictures with President Buhari with the lovely inscription on his shirt boldly shown.
Joshua passes an inspirational message to Nigerian youth after meeting Buhari. Credit: Bashir Ahmad
"Never let success get to your head or failure to your heart," the beautiful inscription read on Joshua's cloth.
Joshua won on unanimous decision to reclaim his heavyweight belts from Mexican champion Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia on December 7, 2019.
He has since been told to defend his IBF and WBO belts against Bulgarian fighter Kubrat Pulev in May.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Anthony Joshua has hit back at his critics after the two-time heavyweight champion was heavily criticised for prostrating for President Muhammadu Buhari- a gesture many thought was unnecessary.
The British boxer attributed his gesture to culture rather than politics while justifying his action in a post on Insta story.
"It's not about politics. It's about culture and respect for our elders," Joshua hit back at the critics.
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