As boxing enthusiasts around the world look forward to the rematch of the boxing bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, there was jubilation in Sagamu on Wednesday when Anthony Joshua arrived at the palace of Akarigbo of Remo.
The arrival of the World heavyweight boxing champion to Sagamu was confirmed to journalists by the Head, Anthony Joshua Supporters Club in Sagamu.
Head of the supporters club popularly known as Mr. Naira commended the boxer for yielding to their calls to visit Sagamu.
Everyeveryng gathered that Joshua met Akarigbo and other chiefs in Sagamu.
It would be recalled that Joshua had earlier presented his World heavyweight boxing belts to president Muhamadu Buhari in the United Kingdom after defeating Andy Ruiz on Decemeber 7, 2019.
Joshua is a British boxer of Nigerian descent, he was born in Watford to a Nigerian mother, Yeta Odusanya, and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent, Robert, in 1989.
He made his debut alongside his cousin, Ben Illeyemi, who is also a professional boxer, in 2013.
According to reports, Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria and was a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne.
He was said to return to the United Kingdom when he was 12 years old, his father’s family name is very popular in Ijokun, Sagamu area of Ogun State.
Alao, the family owns a large expanse of land along Akarigbo road, Cinema street, part of which houses two banks, hospital, filling station and a large church, St. John Anglican among others.
As a landmark, a hall is built in memory of Joshua’s great grandfather, Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua.