Joshua: I’ll never be far from my roots

…visits Akarigbo in Remo


Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua, on Wednesday, promised not to abandon his roots for any reason.

The world heavyweight boxing champion spoke in Sagamu, Ogun State, during a courtesy visit to the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi.

Joshua, who hails from Sagamu, had earlier arrived the Lagos office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to register for the Nigerian national identity card.

His arrival made Sagamu to come alive as residents trooped out to catch a glimpse of the professional boxer and also pose for photographs with him.

In his remarks, Joshua expressed joy at visiting the traditional ruler and promised never to be far from his roots.

He pledged to always stand up for Sagamu town in particular and the Remo kingdom in general and dedicate himself to things beneficial to the people.

“I will stand up for Sagamu and Remo kingdom as a whole anytime you need me,” the boxer stated.

Responding, the Akarigbo congratulated Joshua for reclaiming his titles, saying the boxer had put Remoland and Nigeria back on the world map.

According to the monarch, the boxer is a true son of the kingdom who had shown ennobling spirit.

Oba Ajayi, who was joined by some palace chiefs and aides to receive Joshua, prayed for the boxer to rule the world boxing space for a long time.

New Telegraph, however, reliably learnt that Joshua would return at an undisclosed date in March and officially present his title belts to the monarch.

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