Nigerian-born world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua (AJ) has sent words of gratitude to all health workers, security personnel and administrators currently engaged in all-round efforts to curtail further spread of coronavirus across the world.
Although the outbreak has caused a setback in his training programme for his mandatory title defence, while also putting other sporting events on hold for now, Joshua is staying upbeat during the ongoing abeyance, and urged people around the world to stay calm.
Megasportsarena.com gathered that the two-time champ, whose father hails from Sagamu in Ogun State, went on to give thumbs up and a pat on the back to everyone that is currently on the front line in the fight against COVID-19, saying “we’re in awe of you”.
While his scheduled fight with Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev is also now in doubt on June 20 at English Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, with coronavirus causing sporting fixtures around the world to be postponed, ‘AJ’ retorted that what should be top of everyone’s mind now is how to stay safe.
Joshua declared: “Hi guys, hope everyone’s staying safe! It’s humbling to see people giving their everything right now to keep us safe. Shout to everyone on the front-line. We see you, we appreciate you, we thank you and we’re in awe of you!
“In this time, I want to use my platform to do something positive so if there’s anything on my channels that I can share with you to connect people locally and globally, then drop a comment below and we’ll see what we can do. To beat this, we all need to play our part. Let’s support one another.”