NIDCOM HAILS ANTHONY JOSHUA

Uploaded by on December 8, 2019


Anthony Joshua
Andy Ruiz Jr Vs Anthony Joshua

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, has congratulated Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi-Joshua, for his victory against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saturday’s World Heavyweight Boxing fight in Saudi Arabia, thus reclaiming his World Heavyweight titles.

Chairman/CEO of NIDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa gave the commendation in a statement by the Head of Media and Public Relations, Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun in Abuja.

She said that the victory over the Mexican was not only a thing of pride to Nigerians, but to Africa as a whole.

Mrs Dabiri – Erewa added that the victory was also a testimony to the fact that Nigerians are great people, contributing in many ways to the development of the country and the continent as a whole.

She noted with satisfaction that in spite of the challenges being faced by Anthony in his career, he had remained determined, focused and did not allow that to lure him into any form of criminality or depression.

She noted with satisfaction that in spite of the challenges being faced by Anthony in his career, he had remained determined, focused and did not allow that to lure him into any form of criminality or depression.

Anthony Joshua, a.k.a AJ, became a two-time world heavyweight champion with a unanimous points of 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in a tense rematch in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua cut his opponent in round one and dominated the fight throughout.

Six months on from the night Ruiz stunned boxing, Joshua risked seeing his career left in tatters for second defeat before over 14,000 spectators at Diriyah arena, but served up 36 minutes of movement and well-timed punching to take the IBF, WBA and WBO titles back to Britain.

Joshua, 30, was born in Watford, Britain to Yoruba parents from Southwest Nigeria, with a fellow Nigerian boxer, Ben lleyemi, made their professional debut together in 2013.

He was a bricklayer before taking up boxing full-time. He also excelled at football and athletics and broke nine-year-old 100-metre record with a time of 11.6 seconds.

PR /AOP


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