Anthony Joshua Champion’s ancestral village Shagamu lit up as he defeats Klitschko

Shagamu, a city located in Ogun State, in south-western Nigeria is the ancestral village of WBA and IBF champion Joshua.

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Shagamu for Anthony Joshua play Shagamu for Anthony Joshua (Kwese Sports)
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Thousands of Shagamu indigenes converged at a huge viewing party near his family home to watch one of their own, Anthony Joshua defeat Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, April 29.

Anthony Joshua play Anthony Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday and Sagamu was on fire

 

Shagamu, a city located in Ogun State, in south-western Nigeria is the ancestral village of Joshua who is now the WBA and IBF champion after beating veteran Ukrainian Klitschko in a world heavyweight title fight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley.

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Shagamu for Anthony Joshua

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Although born in Watford, the boxer has a Nigerian mother Yeta and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent.

Joshua is very much associated with his Nigerian roots and still bears the middle name, 'Oluwafemi’.

 

He was called 'Femi' by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name 'Oluwafemi'.

In Shagamu, the youth association organised a viewing party which was attended by hundreds of people.

Shagamu for Anthony Joshua play Shagamu celebrated wildly for Anthony Joshua (Kwese Sports)

 

According to Kwese Sports, Joshua’s uppercut which knocked out Klitschko in the 11th round was received with a very loud cheer from the crowd.

Britain's Anthony Joshua (R) throws a punch at Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko during the fourth round of their IBF, IBO and WBA, world Heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium in north west London on April 29, 2017 play Anthony Joshua knocked out Wladimir Klitschko three times in the epic bout (AFP)

 

His huge win was greeted with a lot of celebration by the Shagamu indigenes who were cheering their son. 

Joshua, 27 knocked out Klitschko three times, in the fifth round and twice more in the crucial 11th.

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