Anthony Joshua to visit Nigeria in August


World boxing heavyweight champion ,

Anthony Joshua, is set to visit Nigeria

on a three- day tour in August .

According to the organisers of the

visit Peel Aston Global , the British -

born Nigerian pugilist will pay

courtesy calls on Acting President Yemi

Osibajo in Abuja and the governors of

Lagos and Ogun states .

The director of the outfit Khomeini

Bukhari said Joshua, who defeated

Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in 11

rounds at Wembley Stadium in April

to unify the IBF , WBA and IBO titles ,

would also visit some royal fathers

including the Ooni of Ife , Awujale of

Ijebu and Oba of Lagos.

Bukhari in a statement on Wednesday

stated that arrangements had been

concluded for the boxing champion ’s


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 He  explained that the 27 - year - old

would attend a charity boxing match

tagged Inspire Nigeria 2017 at the Eko

Hotel in Lagos and the Transcorp

Hilton Hotel in Abuja where he would

take questions from the audience.

According to him, Inspire Nigeria

2017 is a platform for Joshua to

encourage Nigerian youths to enable

them to realise their dreams.

He said , “ This event is part of his

(Joshua’s ) Social Corporate

Responsibility and duty to give back to


“ Part of the tour will be to visit the

Presidency, some governors as well as

royal fathers .

“ I have secured the endorsement and

support of some notable people in

Nigeria and I ’m very positive that this

event will be by far the biggest event

in Nigeria in a very long time. ”

The businessman stated that Joshua

had made Nigeria proud , describing

him as a role model, hope for the

youths, and a fine example of a good


“ We are working very hard on his trip

as he is the best sports personality

right now as far as I am concerned

and he deserves the best

homecoming, ” Bukhari added.

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