The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has hailed the victory of Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Joshua, over Jermaine Franklin, commending him for his determination and perseverance.
Tinubu in a tweet on Sunday said the country was proud of the boxer.
“Congratulations Champ! @AnthonyJoshua. Determination and perseverance always pay off. Nigeria is proud of you!” the President-elect wrote.
The PUNCH also reports that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), hailed Joshua, commending the triumph of the gifted pugilist over Franklin.
In a statement late Saturday by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said the Nigeria-born boxer’s resilient spirit was commendable.
He lauded Joshua for his courage and discipline, on and off the ring and prayed that his success would be a stepping stone to one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history.
Joshua, a former world heavyweight champion, got back to winning ways on Saturday night at the 02 Arena in London with a unanimous decision win over Franklin.