Aftermath Of Victory Against Ngannou: Nigerians ‘mad’ At Anthony Joshua

Some Nigerians are not happy that Anthony Joshua did not acknowledge the country in his post-match speech.

There is a video trending online in which the British-Nigerian boxer was heard acknowledging fans from different places.

He mentioned people from Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, London, and Watford, but Joshua did not mention Nigerians.

This development did not go down well with some netizens who said he should have also included Nigeria in his acknowledgement. But some said Nigerians failed to show him support.

Some people, however, said Joshua should be left alone, insisting that what happened could simply be an oversight. 

Others said what was more important was that he won the match and that they were sure Joshua loved his Nigerian face. Nonetheless, the video went viral and got many views and comments, especially on X, where it was reposted .

Dammy wrote: “Anthony Joshua acknowledged London, Cameroon, and Saudi Arabia, leaving out Nigeria. Remember the whole Nigeria was awake at 2 am for him.”

@blaze9330 said: “After Nigerians staked against him.” @iamYuozee said: “The same Nigeria that insulted him instead of supporting him in his down time in 2022? Dey play.”

@Tips_With_Real1 said: “This is what happens when you don’t support your own. Congratulations to you, AJ. London is your home mate.”

@iam_Bonex said: “I wasn’t awake the whole night baba , besides when he used to mention Nigeria he was losing his belts up and down.

I don’t blame the guy abeg.”

In a related story, reported that Anthony Joshua told Francis Ngannou to stay put in boxing. After the fight, which happened in Saudi Arabia, Joshua was seen talking to Ngannou and offering words of advice.

Joshua told Ngannou not to leave boxing because of the devastating defeat but to continue fighting.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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