Nigerians hail Anthony Joshua after massive knockout victory against Cameroon’s Francis Ngannou

Nigerians have showered praises on Anthony Joshua after a devastating knockout to Francis Ngannou in their heavyweight clash in Saudi Arabia.

The Nigerian-British boxer knocked Ngannou down twice before landing a decisive blow in the second round, securing the win at 2:38.

Ngannou, a former UFC champion, was left unconscious on the canvas and required medical attention.

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This victory marks Joshua’s fourth consecutive win following his previous defeats to Oleksandr Usyk.

Meanwhile, Joshua is getting all the accolades and congratulations back home in Nigeria, and some reputable figures have congratulated him. 


Former Senate President Bukola Saraki described Joshua’s victory as a dominant performance. He wrote via X; “Dominant performance by @AnthonyJoshua! That knockout of the former UFC Heavyweight champion was vicious!

“Now, who’s ready to see AJ take on the winner of the Fury vs Usyk title fight?”

Similarly, Bayo Onanuga, a presidential aide to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, congratulated Joshua on his victory against Ngannou.

He wrote; “Congratulations, Anthony Joshua, a.k.a AJ, for knocking out Francis Ngannou in the second round of the heavyweight bout in Riyadh.”

The United Kingdom branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wrote; “CONGRATULATIONS AJ. “Congratulations to Anthony Joshua, the pride of Nigeria, on his spectacular second-round knockout victory. His performance was nothing short of amazing, showcasing both skill and strategy.

“Let’s celebrate this impressive win alongside Anthony Joshua.”

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The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) wrote: “AJ’s win as a “never-say-never, the I-can-do-spirit of Nigerians anywhere in the world’ – Hon. Dr Abike Dabiri-Erewa OON, Chairman/CEO of NiDCOM. “Congratulations AJ”

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua has urged Francis Ngannou not to leave boxing after his destructive win over the former UFC star in Saudi Arabia.

“You are an inspiration. You will beat a lot of people. Don’t leave boxing. Don’t leave boxing.

“If you need anything, let me know, but we will speak another time,” he said.


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