Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi-Joshua, for defeating his opponent Andy Ruiz Jr in Saturday’s World Heavyweight Boxing fight in Saudi Arabia, thus reclaiming his World Heavyweight titles.
Dabiri-Erewa gave the commendation in a statement by NIDCOM’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Sunday.
She said that the victory over the Mexican was not only a thing of pride to Nigerians, but to Africa as a whole.
She noted with satisfaction that in spite of the challenges being faced by Anthony in his career, he had remained determined, focused, and did not allow that to lure him into any form of criminality or depression.
Anthony Joshua, a.k.a AJ, became a two-time world heavyweight champion with a unanimous decision after he garnered 118 – 110, 118 – 110, and 119 – 109 points against his opponent in a tensed rematch.
Joshua cut his opponent in round one and dominated the fight throughout.