Joshua presents heavyweight belts to Buhari

World boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has officially presented his four title belts to President Muhammadu Buhari, which he regained after beating Mexican-American, Andy Ruiz Jnr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia in December.

The British-Nigerian celebrated his recent victory with the President on Saturday when the Nigerian leader met with some Nigerians living in the United Kingdom.

The 30-year-old surprised everyone in the room as he prostrated to pay homage to President Buhari, in line with the tradition of the Yoruba.

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The President congratulated Joshua, who was the cynosure of all eyes during the meeting, on regaining his world championship belt, as well as putting Nigeria “on the world map again like Hogan Bassey.”

On his part, Joshua pledged to “stand up for Nigeria anytime you need me.”

Joshua beat the Mexican-American boxer, Andy Ruiz Jr., through a unanimous decision.

The victory helped him to reclaim the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO heavyweight world championship belts he lost to Ruiz Jr. in June.