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…