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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Dabiri-Erewa hails Joshua, a Nigerian-born boxer for defending his title

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has congratulated the Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua for defeating Wladimir Klitschko of Russia by defending his IBF heavyweight title.

In statement signed by Abdurrahman Balogun, Special Assistant on Media, Dabiri-Erewa stated that the victory of Anthony was not only a thing of pride to Nigerians but the whole of Africa.


"I congratulate you on this wonderful feat, for winning the biggest fight in British boxing history"
"We are truly proud of you and urge you to continue to use your professional prowess to extol the virtues of Nigerian heritage. Your shinning beacon serves as inspiration to the Youth of Nigeria’’

"Your victory, is 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", Dabiri-Erewa added.

The Presidential aide noted with satisfaction that despite the challenges being faced by Anthony in his chosen career, he remained focused and did not allowed that to lure him into any form of criminality.

Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua defended his IBF heavyweight title and fought for the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles against Wladimir Klitschko on April 29, before a 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.

 Anthony,  a 27-year-old heavyweight boxer with a  nickname “AJ”, is the  currently undefeated professional boxer, with 17 wins and an incredible 18 knockouts.

He  was born in Watford  to Yoruba parents from Southwest Nigeria and has a fellow unbeaten professional boxer, Ben lleyemi, who  made their professional debuts together in 2013.

Joshua, who was a bricklayer before taking up boxing full-time, excelled at football and athletics and broke the nine year old 100m record with a time of 11.6 seconds.###30###

14 comments:

Nnenne George said...

Madd cobra.. that's my guy there..🖒

Ugwuobute Daniel Nnabuike said...

Success has so many friends,Thumbs up to AJ

look at Nigeria said...

very funny to say, indeed success so many friends.

Anonymous said...

very funny to say, indeed success so many friends.

Anonymous said...

Linda Ikeji this boy wasn't born in Nigeria. He was born in Watford. Report correctly biko.

John - Visit www.PenisEnlargementGym.com If You Want A Bigger Manhood. said...

nice one.

Anonymous said...

we are really proud of you A.J....more success coming ur way bro!

iyke igbozendu said...

Failure is an orphan. My advice to aj is to avoid naija 4 nw so tht they go use July finish ur carrier.

Chinedu Okechukwu said...

Why is she commenting on this. Nigeria didnt add any bit to this man's success. We shd wallow in sorrow and remember that this man's success could have been ours alone if the govt did better for its citizenry. Big ups to naija folks doing well

Anonymous said...

Linda, he is British and his parent are originally Nigerians although they are most probably British by now. He is fighting for UK not Nigeria, OK?

Michelle Munich said...

By the way linda, Vladimir is not from Russia but Ukraine. Stop feeding us bull....

Anonymous said...

Why una dey claim Anthony Joshua as Nigerian naa? Awo Ole!

Anonymous said...

17 wins and 18 knock outs? Does that even make sense?

BETAINFORMED said...

He is not Nigerian-born but British. He was born in Britain to Nigerian parents. Check write-up before posting it. Secondly, he has had 19 fights, and won all by knockouts. So, it is 19 fights and 19 knockouts.

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