Anthony Joshua thanks Nigerian envoy for inspiring him


World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua has expressed appreciation to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, for psyching him up to reclaim his titles.

After Joshua lost to Andy Ruiz Jr during their first match in New York in June, Okoyen sent him a letter praising his courage and assuring him of Nigeria’s support in his future fights.

In the four-paragraph letter, the envoy assured him that Nigeria remained proud of the “remarkable feat’’ he had attained in his boxing career.

The letter obviously meant a lot to the 30-year-old Nigerian-British pugilist, who held it up in a photograph obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

After reclaiming the titles in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, he reciprocated with words of appreciation to the Consul General.

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Joshua’s message was conveyed by a U.S.-based Nigerian journalist, Joi John, who covered the rematch in…



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