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Anthony Joshua ‘to visit’ Nigeria in August

Anthony Joshua ‘to visit’ Nigeria in August
June 14
16:25 2017

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua will visit Nigeria in August on a three-day tour.

Joshua will pay courtesy visits to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, the governors of Lagos and Ogun states as well as royal fathers in Yoruba land.

According to Peel Aston Global, organisers of the tour, Joshua is scheduled to attend a charity boxing match “Inspire Nigeria 2017” at the Eko Hotel and Transcorp Hilton Abuja.

Khomeini Bukharin, director of Peel Aston Global, informed PUNCH that there are multiple events lined up for Joshua’s visit.

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“This event is part of his (Joshua’s) social corporate responsibility and duty to give back to Nigeria, where he is the son of the soil,” Bukharin said.

“Part of the tour will be to visit the Presidency, some state governors, as well as pay his respect to royal fathers.

“I have secured the endorsement and support of several notable people in Nigeria and I’m very positive that this event will be, by far, the biggest event in Nigeria in a very long time.

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“We are working very hard on his trip, as he is the best sports personality right now as far as I am concerned; and thus deserves the best homecoming reception.”

On reports that Joshua’s next fight may hold in Nigeria, Bukhari said it was up to the boxer’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, to make the decision.

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