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President Buhari Hails Anthony Joshua’s Victory Over Jermaine Franklin



President Muhammadu Buhari hailed the victory of Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Joshua, over British Jermaine Franklin, commending the triumph of the gifted pugilist over a formidable opponent.

Extolling the mentality of Joshua, who did not allow personal setbacks and obstacles to dent his resilient spirit, the President says the former three-time world heavyweight champion has demonstrated that by hard work, patience, dedication, persistence and humility, those who dare do win.

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President Buhari lauds Joshua for his courage and discipline, on and off the ring, and prays that this success will be a stepping stone to one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history.

The President believes that the accomplishments of Joshua on the world stage will continue to inspire many upcoming professionals, particularly sportsmen and women, not to be discouraged by temporary defeats and setbacks.

Anthony Joshua returned to the on Saturday night for the first time since a back to back defeat by Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk to defeat British Jermaine Franklin after 12 rounds by unanimous decision from the judges score card 118-111, 117-111, 117-111 at the O2 arena.

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