- Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has declared that the victory of Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua was not only a thing of pride to Nigerians alone but the whole of Africa.
Dabiri-Erwwa while congratulating the Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Joshua for defeating Carlos Takam, a French Challenger by defending his IBF heavyweight titles, noted that the whole country was proud of him.
In statement sent to DAILY POST on Monday by her Special Assistant on Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa said “I congratulate you on this wonderful feat, for winning this fight in a Technical Knock-Out”
“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 Youths of Nigeria’’, Dabiri-Erewa said in a congratulatory letter to Anthony.
“Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua defended his IBF heavyweight titles and fought for the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles against Carlos Takam on October 28, before huge fans at Cardiff Stadium, Wales.”
Anthony, a 28-year-old heavyweight boxer with a nickname “AJ”, is the current undefeated professional boxer, with 20 wins and an incredible 20 knockouts.
He also beat Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko on April 29, 2017 where he defended his heavyweight titles before a 90,000 fans at Wembley stadium.
Anthony 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.