Sports Minister Congratulates Anthony Joshua On Ruiz Victory
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Honourable Sunday Dare has congratulated Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua on his victory on Saturday against Mexican pugilist, Andy Ruiz Jr, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The Minister congratulated Mr Joshua for winning the World Heavyweight championship in Saudi Arabia and commended him for not letting millions of Nigerians and other supporters across the globe down.
The ministers in a release on Sunday described Joshua’s victory over Ruiz as a tonic to be savoured and called on the British-Nigerian pugilist to forge ahead in his career knowing that with hardwork and determination, he can surmount any obstacle on his way.
The Minister who said that he followed the bout from round one to the last round, commended Joshua for exhibiting Nigeria’s never die spirit.
Mr Dare noted that though Joshua is a Briton, but since he has Nigeria blood in him by being born of a Nigeria parent, the ministry and indeed Nigerians will continue to identify with him.
“The Honourable Minister of youth and Sports, Sunday Dare congratulates Anthony Joshua for winning the World Heavyweight title in Saudi Arabia.
“It was a fight where the two boxers actually Gabe a good amount of themselves bit at the end, our own Joshua won. It is indeed a huge victory and quiet remarkable. I celebrate Anthony. I was following the fifth till he won
“It is indeed celebration Te for Nigerians and lovers of boxing. On TJE sporting world, it is memorable and we chrlerrish the victory. And we are still basking in the euphoria of that hard earned victory. The Honourable Minister who said it time without number that he is not a minister of football, has demonstrated that sports is beyond football. He has been part of para-powerlifting, gymnastic, cricket, handball, boxing, badminton, female football and beach soccer,” the statement said.
Anthony Joshua reclaimed the WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight titles from Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia’s “Clash on the Dunes” on Saturday night.
Britain’s Joshua won a unanimous decision from the judges in Diriyah, near Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh