Boxing fans in Benin City have commended Nigerian born Briton, Anthony Joshua, for boosting the country’s global image by retaining his heavy-weight title belt on Saturday.
Amenze Obarisiagbon reports that the respondents however called on government to ensure adequate human and material management, towards the growth of the sports industry in Nigeria.
The boxing fans who commented, noted that Anthony Joshua has brought global attention to Nigeria, his country of birth as well as England his naturalized country.
The respondents commended Anthony Joshua for successfully retaining his World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titles over Cameroonian born Frenchman Carlos Takam and advised him to work harder in order to maintain the victory.
Some respondents however urged boxing authorities in Nigeria to ensure better grooming of Nigerian based boxers who will replicate Anthony Joshua’s strides by providing them with conducive environment and designated equipment’s in order to avoid them being poached by foreign countries.
Anthony Joshua’s victory in this first fight since his epic tussle with Wladimir Klitschko in April has earned him the 20h Technical Knockout of his career.