Nigeria proud of you, Tinubu hails Anthony Joshua


The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has hailed the victory of Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Joshua, over Jermaine Franklin, commending him for his determination and perseverance.

Tinubu in a tweet on Sunday said the country was proud of the boxer.

“Congratulations Champ! AnthonyJoshua. Determination and perseverance always pay off. Nigeria is proud of you!” the President-elect wrote.

The PUNCH also reports that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), hailed Joshua, commending the triumph of the gifted pugilist over Franklin.


In a statement late Saturday by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said the Nigeria-born boxer’s resilient spirit was commendable.

He lauded Joshua for his courage and discipline, on and off the ring and prayed that his success would be a stepping stone to one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history.

Joshua, a former world heavyweight champion, got back to winning ways on Saturday night at the 02 Arena in London with a unanimous decision win over Franklin.

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