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PHOTOS: Anthony Joshua Presents Heavyweight Titles To Buhari In UK

Anthony Joshua presents his IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO titles to President Muhammadu Buhari within the United Kingdom on January 18, 2020.

 

 

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has offered his IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO titles to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The 30-year-old celebrated his current victories with the President on Saturday when the Nigerian chief met with some Nigerians residing within the United Kingdom.

Excited Joshua couldn’t disguise his emotions as he prostrated to pay homage to President Buhari, in keeping with the custom of the Yoruba cultural group.

He additionally loved the moments by taking some selfies with the President.

READ ALSO: Joshua Beats Ruiz, Reclaims Heavyweight Titles

The assembly had in attendance Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, in addition to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; and his Trade and Investment counterpart, Adeniyi Adebayo.

Others included the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa; and Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, Justice Adesola Oguntade, amongst different dignitaries.

Joshua met with the President simply six weeks after he beat fellow boxer Andy Ruiz to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

Anthony Joshua (white gloves) competes with Andy Ruiz Jr (golden gloves) through the heavyweight boxing match. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

 

Dominating from the outset, he outclassed the Mexican-American to attain a unanimous factors victory within the bout tagged ‘Clash on the Dunes’ on December 7, 2019, in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua, who suffered a shocking knockout defeat to Ruiz in New York in June 2019, produced a masterclass to win the battle by margins of 118-110 on two scorecards with the third decide making it 119-109.

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