Joshua Family Want Sagamu Street Named After World Boxing Champion

Joshua Family Want Sagamu Street Named After World Boxing Champion

By Bamidele Boluwaji:
Following the victory of Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua over Cameroon’s Carlos Takam in Saturday’s IBF world title fight in Cardiff, Wales, the family of the Sagamu-born champion have called on the Ogun State Government to name a street after their son, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

World champion Joshua, before 76,600 spectators in Cardiff, technically knocked out a resilient Takam in the 10th round of the bout to retain his title, bringing his career record to 20 victories in 20 fights.

Speaking to Completesportsnigeria.com in Sagamu shortly after the fight that was beamed live for the people of the boxer’s hometown by Kwese Pay TV, Joshua’s uncle Mr David Oyedola Joshua said he appreciates the support of every Nigerian but wants more.

“We are all happy with our son’s victory over Takam, so much has been said about it and we are glad that it ended in victory for us,” Oyedola told Completesportsnigeria.com in Sagamu Saturday night.

“We appreciate the support of the Ogun State government but we are making a passionate appeal that they should change the name of the street where our family house is located at Cinema Road to Anthony Joshua Street, so that his name will not be forgotten forever.”

The fight was beamed live at the Sagamu City Hall by Kwese Pay TV, with over 500 boxing enthusiasts in attendance to give their support to Joshua.

The spectators also sang in Yoruba from the beginning of the fight to the end in support of Joshua whom many said has brought more fame to the family and the city of Sagamu.

Meanwhile, Oyedola has called on the youths to emulate the 27-year-old boxer by working hard and shelve any act of indiscipline.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 22
  • Achi 4 months

    The family cannot demand for honour, no matter how great is the achievement of their son. Why can’t they do it behind the scene?

  • Not just dat, 20 knockout.

  • He need fight wt rotimi amaechi d minister of transport before d wish is granted

  • Great boxer. Not only in shagamu but in Abuja, Lagos and other big cities in Nigeria

  • This AJ guy na correct Shagamu Ogun he just dey take fight them all 20/20 no one fit beat am????? Kudos to the Nigeria the guy, but british the claim the small boy na thier own now but if na crime the guy commit them go dey attribute him to us. Haba white people with their bad believe against black Africa .

    • Well when he agitated to represent Nigeria at the olympics, he was rejected by Nigeria and the British boxing federation gave him his oppourtunity. So who does he deserve to fully represent???

  • Why? Is he a Nigerian?

  • But who can answer this question for me know, when Simon peter who was our own won the heavy weight did we make him look too important before the title was taken from him. Small time we didn’t hear anything from him again hummmmmm!!!!

  • on like wht aboki rochas okorocha did in imo state by erecting d statue of Jacob Zuma of south Africa

  • Doesn’t who he’s representing he’s proud of his root do you see the map tattooed on his body?

  • I dnt understand dis sagamu pple o… d guy is making name for himself n making money u guys are there agitating for a street to be named after him… on Wht bases???! .. no hard feelings anyway.. but it’s on called for at dis point in tym o.. later they will want him to come n collect one chieftain title… SMH…

  • Imagine this but I’m not surprised even okorocha made statue for Jacob zuma so why won’t his family demand that… Awon ode

  • British fighter born in naija street KO street ni

  • Jblack 4 months

    He deserve to name after the street,He’s the current world heavy weight boxer . 20/20 is a world record for an Afrikan man,hail him.