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Anthony Joshua Returns to Afrika Shrine to Present Belts


AJ takes belts to New Afrika Shrine

The unified heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua has proven that he is a man of his words as he has fulfilled a promise he made sometime last year.

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Joshua was at the Afrikan Shrine last year in June, after losing to Ruiz Jr. He met with Femi Kuti, the first son of the legendary musician, Fela Ransome Kuti. He had promised Femi that when he wins back his belts, he would bring them back to him at the Shrine.

On December 7 last year, AJ outboxed Ruiz Jr in a display of boxing masterclass over 12 rounds to reclaim his belts and he has now fulfilled his promise. Joshua was at the Afrikan Shrine where he presented all 4 belts to an elated Femi Kuti to the admiration of the crowd who had gathered to witness the historic occasion.

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AJ has been spending time in Nigeria all week long and has already paid a visit to his home town of Sagamu where he had met with the Akarigbo of Remo land, Oba Adewale Ajayi.

Meanwhile, details are being finalized to set up a bout with his IBF mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria, sometime in late June with the venue likely to be in London.

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