As Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua, begins his bounce-back into reckoning, President Muhammadu Buhari is celebrating and commending him on his triumph over a formidable opponent.
The President, according to his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, extolled the mentality of Joshua, who did not allow personal setbacks and obstacles to dent his resilient spirit, the President says the former three-time world heavyweight champion has demonstrated that by hard work, patience, dedication, persistence and humility, those who dare do win.
President Buhari lauds Joshua for his courage and discipline, on and off the ring, and prays that this success will be a stepping stone to one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history.
The President believes that the accomplishments of Joshua on the world stage will continue to inspire many upcoming professionals, particularly sportsmen and women, not to be discouraged by temporary defeats and setbacks.
He wishes Joshua a bright future and fulfilling career.
Joshua’s first non-world title fight in 13 bouts comes after suffering two defeats against Ukrainian fighter Oleksandr Usyk.