After defeating the 41-year-old Ukrainian giant Wladimir Klitschko in an extraordinary 11 round battle at Wembley Stadium, claiming the World heavyweight champion, 27-year-old Anthony Joshua is now being honored by having a stadium and street in Ogun state named after him.
ESPN gathered that the Sagamu International Stadium would be renamed to ‘The Anthony Joshua Stadium’ and the Cinema Street would also be named ‘Anthony Joshua Street’ all in Ogun State. How sweet that sounds….
Majority leader of the State House of Assembly, Yinka Mafe said he would move a motion in the state legislature to have the Sagamu International Stadium and the Cinema Street in Sagamu renamed.
It would interest you to know that the British Boxer was born into a Nigerian family and his family owns about half of the property on one side a street in Ogun state. The cinema was also built by his great grandfather way back. He really had a lot of connections.
The majority leader finally said they were proud of what he had achieved and as such they wanted to show their own bit of appreciation and support.
Anthony Joshua has previously held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016.