Anthony Joshua Presents Belts To President Buhari In London, prostrates In Deference
British born Nigeria World heavyweight boxing champion , Anthony Joshua , met with the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , on Saturday , in the United Kingdom , Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
In a video and picture that surfaced online , the heavyweight champion was seen prostrating before the President .
He also presented his heavyweight belts to the retired major general .
Joshua ’s action attracted accolades from the president’ s aides and his family members , who attended the meeting .
Recall that Joshua reclaimed his titles from Andy Ruiz Jr , a Mexican boxer , six months after the Nigerian -born -boxer lost the titles .
The British boxer was born to a Nigerian – Irish father , Robert Joshua , and a Nigerian mother , Yeta Odusanya .
Joshua ’s father ( Robert ) is the grandson of one of Sagamu ’ s greatest men and late patriarch Omo -Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua , who was born in 1882 .
Ruiz had won the match in Madison Square , New York, while Joshua reclaimed the tiles in Diriyah , Saudi Arabia in December 2019 .
The judges unanimously adjudged Joshua winner with 118 -110 , 118 -110 and 119 -109 over Ruiz Jr and made history by winning the first world heavyweight title bout in the Middle East .
The 30 -year -old now has his WBO , WBA, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles back.
He is the fourth deposed world heavyweight champion to win an immediate rematch in 127 -year history of the category — 11 th fighter to have attempted it.