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Sports News of Friday, 16 October 2020


'You're an inspiration' - Twitter celebrates Anthony Joshua at 31

Anthony Joshua at 31 Anthony Joshua at 31

Nigerians have taken to social media platform, Twitter to celebrate professional boxer and world heavyweight champion, with WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua as he marks his 31st birthday.

Joshua, who has become a fan favourite represented England at the 2011 World Championships in the super-heavyweight division, winning a silver medal; he also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold, PMNews Nigeria said.

Anthony Joshua won his first 22 pro fights and was heavyweight champion of the world between 2016 and 2019 until a stunning loss to Andy Ruiz Jr.

Celebrating his birthday, the boxer wrote on his social media “Blessed to see another year.”

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born on 15 October 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, the son of Yeta and Robert Joshua. His mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry.

Meanwhile, fans across the globe have wished him well as he marks another year.

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