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Buhari Hails Joshua For Pummeling Pulev …Set Eyes On Fury

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Joshua on his victory over Kubrat Pulev Saturday night.

According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,Femi Adesina, in Abuja, yesterday, the President said “by retaining his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, Joshua has given boxing lovers round the world, and particularly in Nigeria, something to cheer.”

The president recalled his meeting with the heavyweight champion in London earlier in the year, and described  Joshua as a humble, well brought up young man, “who will still go places.”

Buhari wishes Joshua all the best in his dream fight against Tyson Fury, saying he has the prayers and goodwill of Nigerians going with him.

Meanwhile Anthony Joshua said he wants to unify all four world heavyweight boxing titles in an all-British clash with Tyson Fury after a dominant ninth round knockout of Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev at London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday.

In front of 1,000 fans, with attendance limited due to coronavirus restrictions, Joshua ensured there was no repeat of a shock defeat in his first clash with Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 as the 39-year-old Pulev was swotted aside.

Attention will now turn to the possibility of a much-anticipated clash with WBC champion Fury in 2021.

“I’m up for anything. Who wants to see Anthony Joshua box Tyson Fury in 2021?” Joshua asked the crowd to a chorus of cheers.

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