History was made yesterday when 27-year-old Anthony Joshua Oluwafemi knocked out famous Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of the presently most talk about boxing encounter.
Anthony has so far been compared to Muhammad Ali for winning his 19th professional fight out of a total of 19 with his 19th knockout. What deepens the history is knocking out the kind of 41-year-old Klitschko who fought for 69 times, won 53 out of knockout and losing 5.
Anthony has been the talk of the world and many have wondered his true citizenship particularly after spotting an African Map tattoo on his arm.
A deeper look at the tattoo reveals a Nigerian map within which prompted GhanaCelebrities.com to unravel how closely the boxing icon is related to Nigeria.
We found out that Joshua was born in the U.K Watford to be precise to a Nigerian mother and a British father who is partly Nigerian and Irish. This makes Joshua indigenously 75% Nigerian though he is legally a British who even represented the Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.
Joshua whose middle name “Oluwafemi” is a Nigerian name lived in the West African country until he was a little over 6 and quit eating Nigerian Jollof when he was relocated to U.K.
Femi as he is often called by schoolmates was a bricklayer before boxing. Being quite notorious he was once in Reading Prison on a remand for fighting and other notorious stuff. He was also once arrested for possessing herbal cannabis in 2011.
Joshua claims he believes in ‘general religion’ and not any specific one. Around January in Dubai, he was spotted praying in a Mosque. More reason why he is tagged “The Muhammad Ali Of Our Time“.
Watch a snippet of Klitschko’s knockout the world is taking about:
Haha! The American commentary of last nights fight..
"Joshua just smoked Klitschko, like a Montecristo!"pic.twitter.com/ek1U5lQn4s
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) April 30, 2017