President Buhari to Confer National Honour on Anthony Joshua, Others

President Buhari to Confer National Honour on Anthony Joshua, Others

  • Nigerian boxing star who Anthony Joshua who lives in England is set to receive award from President Buhari
  • President Buhari wants to honour Anthony Joshua for his contributions in boxing and for impacting the youths
  • Joshua will be awarded the Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the number one citizen of Nigeria

Nigerian and British boxer Anthony Joshua has been named among the candidates who will receive national awards from President Buhari at the State House, Abuja on October 11.

Joshua was born in Sagamu, Ogun state before the big boxing star relocated to the United Kingdom where he made his name in the game of the ring.

And ever since Anthony Joshua came to limelight in boxing, the former champion has only been defeated two times in his career as he gears up to face Tyson Fury in the coming battle.

Anthony Joshua, Buhari, Nigeria, Honour
President Buhari to confer National Honour on Anthony Joshua, others
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The December battle between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will be a tough one as boxing fans worldwide are waiting for that day.

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According to the report on Informat247, Anthony Joshua will be awarded the Officer of the Federal Republic(OFR) as one of the 64 Nigerians in that category of awards and among the full list of the 437 individuals for the National honours.

Tyson Fury appeals to Anthony Joshua to sign the contract for their fight today

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how although he set a contract signing deadline this past Monday, Tyson Fury appears to have offered an extension to Anthony Joshua to put pen to paper and get ready for the 'Battle of Britain'.

Fury explained to Joshua in a video that he allowed his promoter Frank Warren to speak to Joshua's team although the deadline had passed. Joshua recently stressed that he would sign the deal.

Fury told Joshua that he was throwing him a bone since he had suffered a disappointing defeat last month to Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua had accepted a 60/40 purse split in favour of the WBC champion but is yet to make the fight official.

The 34-year-old is not happy with Joshua, who he believes made many demands which have been fulfilled to his satisfaction. He says everything is in Joshua's hands.

Source: Sports Brief News