Anthony Joshua to have stadium and street named after him in Nigeria
By Rita Chioma
New world boxing champion, Anthony Joshua is set to have a stadium and street named after him in Nigeria.
This is to honour Joshua following his 11th round stoppage of Vladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday night.
Joshua’s parents hail from the Ogun state.
According to ESPN, the majority leader of the State House of Assembly in the Ogun State, Yinka Mafe, government in Nigeria, who was among those who watched Joshua’s win in an open air viewing center has vowed to ensure that the Sagamu International Stadium is named after Joshua. Also, the popular Cinema Street in the state is will also bear his name, if all goes well.
Reports claim that Joshua’s great grandfather, Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua, built the cinema that sits on the road during the 1950s.
“We are proud of what he has achieved as a son of Sagamu, and we will be happy to do our own little bit to show our appreciation and support for him,” Mafe said.