Tue. Mar 31st, 2020


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Anthony Joshua takes Belts to Makoko

Anthony Joshua

AJ returns to Makoko with belts

Anthony Joshua, the reigning WBO, WBA, IBO & IBF heavyweight champion of the world seems to be having massive fun in Nigeria.

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After visiting his home town of Sagamu where he paid homage to the paramount ruler, the Akarigbo of Remo land, Oba Adewale Ajayi, he has been moved around places in the country.

Just like he did back in June 2019 after he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr, Joshua has returned back to Makoko, this time with all the 4 belts he recovered in December 7, 2019.

Anthony Joshua shared pictures of his visit to Makoko, a slum area in Yaba, Lagos Nigeria. In one of the pictures, Joshua could be seen jokingly squaring off against another young man, to the delight of his security orderly and the happy on looking crowd. In the other pictures, AJ is seen posing for a group photograph with a mammoth crowd of local residents with 4 little kids hanging on his belts and standing in front of him.

AJ in a joking spar with a Makoko resident

It is evident that AJ is trying to motivate the people and encourage them not to despair, to pursue their dreams and strive to reach their zenith in spite of their poor background. The people in return have easily taken to Joshua going by the large turnout witnessed in both his first and second coming.

While the rest of the boxing world is fixated on the rematch between Wilder and Fury, Joshua is seemingly not as keen as he has chosen to take time out to bond with the land of his nativity.

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AJ poses with Makoko residents

Joshua is set to return to the ring in late June to face IBF mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria in a yet to be confirmed stadium in London, England.

Meanwhile, the winner of the Wilder-Fury rematch is expected to Anthony Joshua in a unification bout towards the end of this year in an eagerly anticipated bout to determine the undisputed overall heavyweight champion.