Hello everyone, welcome to today’s episode of the Rebrand Nigeria Ambassador Series!
There has been a lot of conversation on the internet about a young champion who is making us all proud. We cannot be left behind when it comes to celebrating this young chap.
He is the World’s Heavyweight Boxing Champion. His name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
Anthony is a British-Nigerian professional boxer. He is a two-timed unified world heavyweight champion. He has held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles between 2016 and 2019. As of December 2019, Joshua is titled the world’s best active heavyweight champion, eighth best active boxer, pound to pound by BoxRec. The Ring magazine and Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ranked him the third world best active heavyweight.
Anthony is of Nigerian and Irish heritage that was born in the UK. He is a native of the Yoruba people from South-West Nigeria. Anthony spent some of his childhood years in Nigeria, attending boarding school. Femi as he is closely called by friends has always been actively involved in athletics up until age 18 when his cousin suggested boxing. In 2009 and 2010, he won the Haring Box cup and senior ABA Championships – 2010.
He is on Forbes list for 30 under 30 – Europe-Entertainment – 2018; thirteenth World’s Highest paid Athletes – 2019 and forty-ninth in Celebrity 100 – 2019.
On Saturday 18th January, 2020, Anthony Joshua met with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari in London. Joshua’s demonstration of respect by prostration before the President has gotten him more fans and positive remarks. Pictures, videos and comments have since been circulating the internet after their meeting. The President also congratulated him for regaining his World’s Championship Belt in December, 2019. Femi has promised to stand for Nigeria anytime it is needed.
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