President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua for reclaiming his titles in a rematch with Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua, who suffered a stunning knockout defeat to Ruiz in New York in June, produced a masterclass to regain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in emphatic fashion on Saturday.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari saluted Joshua for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora.
“The downfall of a man is truly not the end of his life.
There’s always another, and better day. This is a lesson we must all learn from you as a country.”
He noted that Nigeria has a lesson to learn from the world champion after such emphatic comeback.
President Buhari wished Joshua well as he seeks to bring more glory to Nigeria, and to the boxing profession.