Anthony Joshua Set To Have Stadium And Street Named After Him In Nigeria

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua is set to have a stadium named after him in Nigeria.

The Sagamu International Stadium is set to honour Joshua following his 11th round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday night.

The British boxer was born to a Nigerian mother and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent.
According to ESPN, the Sagamu International Stadium in Ogun State will be renamed ‘The Anthony Joshua Stadium’ whilst Cinema Street will also be named ‘Anthony Joshua Street’ by the Ogun State government.

Joshua’s family own around half of the land and property on one side of the street and the cinema was built by his great grandfather Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua in the 50s.


Majority Leader of Ogun State House of Assembly, Asiwaju Adeyinka Mafe was quoted to have said: ‘We are proud of what he has achieved as a son of Sagamu, and we will be happy to do our own little bit to show our appreciation and support for him.’

Over 90,000 fans watched the action from inside the stadium, with many more watching from various locations around the world.

 

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