Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Anthony Joshua to visit Nigeria in August

Boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua is set to embark on a three-day visit to Nigeria in August.

According to the organisers of the tour, Peel Aston Global, the British-Nigerian boxer will pay a visit to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and the governors of Lagos and Ogun States.

He would also visit the Ooni of Ife, the Awujale of Ijebuland and the Oba of Lagos.

 Director of Peel Aston Global, Khomeini Bukhari also disclosed that the champion will attend a charity boxing match, Inspire Nigeria, 2017 at the Eko Hotel and the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

He said the tour will allow Joshua encourage Nigerian youths.

He said, “This event is part of his (Joshua’s) social corporate responsibility and duty to give back to Nigeria, where he is the son of the soil.

“Part of the tour will be to visit the Presidency, some state governors, as well as pay his respect to royal fathers.

“I have secured the endorsement and support of several 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.”

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