President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated the decisive victory of Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Joshua over Kubrat Pulev Saturday night.
The President, in a statement by Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), said that by retaining his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, Joshua has given boxing lovers round the world, and particularly in Nigeria, something to cheer.
He recalled his meeting with the heavyweight champion in London earlier in the year, describing Anthony Joshua as a humble, well brought up young man, “who will still go places.”
President Buhari wished Joshua all the best in his dream fight against Tyson Fury, saying he has the prayers and goodwill of Nigerians going with him.
Also, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday congratulated Anthony Joshua for retaining his World Heavyweight Boxing Titles.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Joshua sent his challenger, Kubrat Pulev, thrice to the canvas and ended the fight with a powerful right hand punch.
Dabiri-Erewa gave the congratulatory message via the NiDCOM official Twitter handle.
She commended the pugilist for the feat by knocking out Kubrat Pulev three times in a spiteful and vicious performance, saying ”Hearty congrats @anthonyfjoshua.”
Joshua retained his World Heavyweight Titles with a ninth round knockout win over Pulev.