Nigerian-born world boxing champion, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua has enacted another proof of his love for Nigeria, as he turned up on a personal visit to the royal father in his ancestral home town, Sagamu, Ogun State.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Joshua’s visit to the Akarigbo of Remoland comes a year after he was in Lagos for a similar show of national loyalty to Nigeria, during which he visit some chairty homes and ghettos to publicly uplift the disfavoured communities.
Early this year, ‘AJ’ personally formally presented his world boxing belts to Nigeria’s number one citizen, Preisdnet Mouahmmadu Buhari, and publicly proptrated to the lkeader during two events in London.
His latest visit to his ancestral origin has now become another talking poijt among Nigerian sports lovers and the citizens in general, who are amazed at the manner in which the acclaimed British fight and London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist keeps identifying with Nigeria.
Observers are also describing it as another symbol of knowing where he is coming from by Joshua, who regained his heavyweight titles from Mexican Andy Ruiz last December in Saudi Arabia, much to the delight of the head of the boxer’s supporters club in Sagamu.
On Tuesday afternoon, a picture of Joshua also trended on the social media with him displaying his new Nigerian National Identity Card, thereby cementing another nationalistic angle for the boxer, who was born in 1989 in Watford, England to a Nigerian mother, Yeta Odusanya and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent, Robert.
He made his boxing debut in 2013 alongside his cousin, Ben Illeyemi, who is also a professional boxer, after spending some of his early years in Nigeria and was a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne, near Sagamu, then returned to the United Kingdom when he was 12 years old.