British-born professional boxer of Nigerian descent, Anthony Joshua has revealed that he will be coming to Nigeria soon, to assist Kokun Foundation in feeding the poor on the streets.
Joshua who is currently a unified world heavyweight champion, having held the IBF title since 2016, the WBA (Super) and IBO titles since 2017, and the WBO title since March 2018, announced his planned visit on Instagram while commending Philanthropist Kokun for what he is doing in Nigeria, giving food to the less privileged.
Read their conversation below:
If Joshua truly makes a trip to Nigeria, it would be his second visit to the country of his parents.
Born Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, he hails from Ogun State and once revealed that he spent six months at a secondary school in Nigeria, an experience which helped shape him to become successful.
“It was a change and I thought I was going to go for the full course: 5.30am in the morning, up fetch your water, put like an iron in your water to warm it up. Your clothes had to be washed and ironed,” the boxer told Daily Mail in April 2017.
“It wasn’t an issue but I wasn’t prepared. It was a good discipline.”
It was later discovered that the secondary school was Mayflower Private School in Ikenne, Ogun State Nigeria.