Atiku, Lawan, DJ Cuppy, others congratulate Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua

Former Vice president Atiku Abubakar has congratulated British boxer, Anthony Joshua, on reclaiming WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight titles.

Joshua, whose parents are of Nigerian origin, defeated Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia’s “Clash on the Dunes.”


The boxer, who made his entry into the ring with Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s song, won a unanimous decision from the judges in Diriyah, near Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.

In a tweet early Sunday, Atiku said: “Great to see @anthonyfjoshua reclaim the championship. A good fight.”

Senate President Ahmad Lawan also tweeted saying that Joshua exuded the resilience of champions.

“A hearty congratulations to Anthony Joshua for successfully regaining his heavyweight titles following a re-match with Andy Ruiz Jnr. this evening. Joshua displayed the resilience and the indomitable spirit of champions. He is indeed a champion,” he said.


Celebrity disk jockey, DJ Cuppy, who was in Saudi Arabia with her family to support Joshua, said: “Clean hearts ALWAYS win! ☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾CONGRATS FEMI! 🥇🥊🏆 Heavyweight boxing CHAMP @AnthonyFJoshua ❤️”

Former Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said Joshua made millions of Nigerians proud with his victory.

“Big congratulations to our very own great @anthonyfjoshua. Tonight is your night, and you’ve made the night of millions of Nigerians as well. Congrats, Champ! #RuizJoshua,” he said.


Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, flooded her Twitter timeline with congratulatory messages, one of which read: “Big congrats @anthonyfjoshua.”